Earlier today, MTA New York City Transit announced the completion of a comprehensive study of the . Here are the details of the study courtesy of a press release sent to me by MTA NYC Transit:
With an eye toward improving service along the second longest line in the subway system, MTA New York City has completed an exhaustive three-month study of conditions along the entire length of the 27-mile F Line.
The study acknowledges the line’s below average performance, due in part to its length, the age of its infrastructure, and the complexity of its operation. Recognizing the need for improvement along the line, which connects the Jamaica section of Queens to Coney Island in Brooklyn, NYC Transit has made the line a priority and numerous initiatives are already underway under the leadership of F Line General Manager Dwayne Anglero.
• A dedicated manager responsible for maintenance of the car fleet has been assigned to the line and the new cars are currently being placed into service. So far, these changes have resulted in increased reliability for F Line trains.
• The line schedule is being reviewed for potential modifications.
• Strategies are in place to reduce impact of construction and maintenance.
NYC Transit President Howard H. Roberts, Jr., is chairing a committee of senior managers that will analyze the line’s performance and implement strategies for improvement. A similar committee on the 4, 5 and 6 lines led to service changes and measurably improved performance.
“While we are already in the midst of several capital projects aimed at improving service for F Line riders, there are measures underway that will move our customers closer to the type of service that they pay for and that they deserve,” said Roberts.
Current capital projects include rehabilitation of the Culver Viaduct and the Jay Street station rehabilitation while improvements to the signal system are proposed for the 2010 to 2014 Capital Program. While express service in Brooklyn cannot be implemented until the completion of the viaduct project, NYC Transit is committed to studying the cost and feasibility of this service prior to the completion of the work.
The analysis was prepared at the request of State Senator Daniel Squadron.
I would love to read the study especially in terms of what was done to measure performance or lack thereof in the respective categories. I will try & see if I can get my hands on some more information in the coming days.
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