United Airlines ranks dead last in a U.S. Department of Transportation analysis of on-time performance for the month of July, according to a published report.
On-time performance on Metra’s 11 commuter rail lines averaged 97.4 percent last month, the first time on-time performance has been that good in three years.
On-time performance at Metra has slipped last year, and the commuter rail agency’s chairman, chief executive officer and board want something done about it.
Metra is changing how it reports late trains, so commuters will have more accurate information about which trains are chronically delayed.
Metra has been rolling with the punches in severe weather the past few weeks, the same as everyone else. But the recent storms have underscored a difference that is creating delays for commuters.
The nation’s airlines slogged through a lot of cancellations in April, hurting their on-time performance.