Audit finds NYC subway delays increased last year

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City subway's on-time performance declined last year. That's according to an audit by the state comptroller's office.

The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1L7M8NX ) reports the audit found on-time performance in 2014 dropped to 74 percent on weekdays and 81 percent on weekends — compared to 81 percent and 85 percent in 2013.

On-time performance measures how often a train reaches the end of its line within 5 minutes of the scheduled time.

The MTA disagreed with the finding. It says "wait assessments" are a better measure because few passengers take a train to its last stop. "Wait assessments" measure how often subway lines stick to a scheduled wait time between trains.

But the audit found "wait assessments" also fell in 2014 to 79 percent from 80 percent in 2013.

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Information from: The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com