Topic : on-time performance

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

Bus| January 16, 2014
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.

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

Bus| December 31, 2013
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.
Management & Operations| 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.
Rail| 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.
Rail| 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The low number is caused by aging trains, run-down tracks, outdated scheduling and few reserve vehicles to deploy when rail vehicles break down.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.
Management & Operations| May 29, 2013

Amtrak extends CEO Boardman's contract

Under his leadership as president/CEO has experienced many accomplishments, including record ridership and revenue, continued reductions in the need for federal operating support, a significant pay down of debt and the best ever system-wide on-time performance.
Bus| October 11, 2012

OC Transpo project presents opportunities, challenges

The service's rail project — which is expected to take five years to complete — will cause many traffic problems, which could be an opportunity to attract people to transit. However, keeping buses running on time during the project could be difficult.
Bus| October 9, 2012

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.
Accessibility| October 8, 2012

Dallas paratransit hits snags on opening day

The revamped system's on-time performance drops to 60% before rebounding later in the day. Officials say the problems were the result of a new vehicle fleet, new reservationists and dispatchers, and general confusion.
Rail| May 30, 2012

GO Transit preps for on-time policy challenges

The commuter rail system's smart card software will have to be modified to process refunds related to the policy, and there will have to be a protocol for identifying and serving eligible customers.

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