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How Late Is Late? 'On Time' Guidelines For LIRR Service Changing

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - The Long Island Rail Road will have to change the way it reports on-time performance thanks to the new state budget.

In one example, the commuter line will have to consider a train "late" - if it arrives more than two minutes past its published schedule time.

Currently, the railroad considers a train to be "on time" even if it's about six minutes late.

The LIRR says its been following industry standards in reporting its performance.

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