Per a report from Dan Rivoli of the New York Daily News, the MTA is discussing the possible retirement of the agency’s subway on-time performance data. The agency is thinking about placing an emphasis on evenly spacing trains, as opposed to sticking to a strict train schedule. However, while considering this option, it is important to consider how this switch would actually be implemented, and how the new metric would be measured.
In a recent story, Marc Santora of the New York Times explored why the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, is controlled by the State of New York, instead of more local jurisdictions like New York City. What that article exposed is the fundamental flaw that is holding back the region’s transportation infrastructure: the MTA itself.
For a while, commuters have complained about service on New Jersey Transit’s Pascack Valley Line, with little response from transit officials. Ultimately, there are several simple, but also complicated reasons why the line is the way it is today.
With Amtrak’s summer repair program at Penn Station looming, many are suggesting that Amtrak divert some of its train routes to Grand Central Terminal. However, there are many limitations that stand in front of this proposal.