Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
On-time performance is a measure of service quality and system reliability as Amtrak operates principally over host railroad tracks.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) trips of up to 250 miles are considered on-time if they arrive less than 10 minutes beyond the scheduled arrival time; 251–350 miles, 15 minutes; 351–450 miles, 20 minutes; 451–550 miles, 25 minutes; and greater than 550 miles, 30 minutes.
|Amtrak On-Time Performance||Aug-12||Aug-13|
|On-time performance (percent on-time)||78.7||78.1|
|Difference from same month previous year*||+ 5.5%||- 0.6%|
* Current month minus same month previous year. This is generally used in the case of bound numbers, such as proportions that cannot exceed 100%.
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
Data are for endpoint arrival delays.
SOURCE: National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), Monthly Performance Reports, available at http://www.amtrak.com/ as of October 2013.