News Tagged With: on-time-performance
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November 26, 2014

King County launching bus ticket vending pilot

About one-tenth of passengers at the stop now pay cash, but Metro officials hope people will buy the tickets instead of pushing money into a farebox. The machine is being loaned for free, but the county will pay $10,000 in maintenance and operating costs.


November 19, 2014

Amtrak calls for investigation of 2 freight operators

Agency says Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation are causing unacceptable delays for passengers traveling between Chicago and Washington, D.C., on the Capitol Limited service.


September 3, 2014

Amtrak calls for Canadian National investigation

In an Amended Complaint filed with the Surface Transportation Board, the agency is seeking the investigation for causing unacceptable train delays on the Illini/Saluki service that uses the CN line from Chicago to Carbondale, Ill.


February 5, 2014

S.F. Muni improves light rail performance, cuts delays

On-time performance for light rail vehicles increased from 47% in May to 51% in January, with an 8% decline in total hours of delay from 452 in May to 414 in December.


January 22, 2014

SEPTA rider creates app proposing ‘better schedules’

Will Entriken, a software developer, was frustrated by late arrival times. The app provides what he says are more realistic arrival times than the agency’s published schedule.


January 16, 2014

New Detroit DOT chief pledges 'a system you can rely on'

Plans include getting city buses running on time, a problem that has plagued the transit system for years, and improving safety on the buses, as assaults on bus drivers have become a contentious issue for both drivers and riders.


December 31, 2013

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.


September 17, 2013

Interim CEO looks to regain public's trust in Metra

Don Orseno, who has been running the commuter rail agency's operations since the departure of former CEO Alex Clifford, weighs in on on-time performance, positive train control and customer service.


July 3, 2013

Amtrak loses power to hold freight accountable for delays

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out a law passed to enforce a requirement that freight trains give priority to passenger trains on tracks they share.


June 5, 2013

S.F. Muni light rail posts 50% on-time performance

The low number is caused by aging trains, run-down tracks, outdated scheduling and few reserve vehicles to deploy when rail vehicles break down. The agency plans to update its scheduling, hire more supervisors and put out a bid next year for a new batch of light rail vehicles, which could be in service by 2017.


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