Will the MTA retire its subway on-time performance metrics?

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.

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The problem with the MTA… is itself

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.

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