New York’s budget now requires the LIRR to adjust the on-time-performance standards were changed. A LIRR train more than 2 minutes late is now considered late, when previously it had to come later than 5 minutes and 59 seconds – which is the industry standard. “The railroad’s official watchdog group, the LIRR Commuter Council, also called the new metrics “a big step forward.” The council long has called for a new on-time performance metric that Epstein said “would better reflect … the riders’ experience, rather than the trains.”
“It will take time to see if that will be feasible, and we will be watching closely to see the results,” Epstein said.”
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