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.
|Passenger Rail On-Time Performance||Aug-05||Aug-06|
|On-time performance (percentage on-time)||65.3||64.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||−2.10||−1.68|
NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.
SOURCE: Amtrak, "Monthly Performance Reports", available at http://www.amtrak.com/, as of November 2006.