New York City’s subway system isn’t exactly known for its timeliness, but it seems that June was a particularly good month for the MTA.
According to an announcement made on Thursday (July 11) by the MTA, the subway’s weekday on-time performance reached 81.5% during the month of June; the highest it’s been in six years! This is a big jump from their worst month in January 2018 when the system’s on-time performance was at a low of 58%.
The MTA has noted that these substantial improvements are due to the Subway Action Plan (SAP) and the Save Safe Seconds campaign. SAP provided funding for additional union personnel, outside contractors, and new tools and methods for not only maintaining but also improving the system. On the other hand, the Save Safe Seconds campaign helped by increasing the speed of train service by nearly double along certain stretches of the track and recalibrating faulty signal timers.
This was the best month for subway performance since August 2013. The release also notes that June’s weekday trains delayed decreased by 45.9%, which is the lowest since September 2013.
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