New Jersey Transit launched a Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard that uses transportation industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and cancellations.
The dashboard displays data from January 2017 through October 2019 for rail operations, as well as current data for bus, light rail and Access Link, and will be updated each month with data for the previous month’s service.
On Aug. 19, Gov. Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 80 requiring Transit to post rail performance metrics dating back to January 2017. The data includes total number of rail cancellations, including reasons such as labor shortages, equipment problems, infrastructure problems, unpreventable external events such as weather or trespassers, and cancellations due to earlier delays; rail on-time performance and mean distance between failure of trains; and bus, light rail and Access Link on-time performance.
The Progress by the Numbers dashboard highlights Transit’s work toward fulfilling mandatory safety requirements, modernizing its fleet, communicating real-time service status conveniently, recruiting new bus operators, locomotive engineers, and assistant conductors.