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2011 MTACUSTOMERSATISFACTION RESEARCHRESULTSFOR LongIslandRailRoad

OVERALLCONTEXT
2011surveysprovidethefirstyeartoyear comparisonsagainstbaselinesestablishedin2010 usingtheunifiedratingscaleforallagencies
VeryDissatisfied 1 2 3 Dissatisfied 4 5 6 Satisfied 7 8 VerySatisfied 9 10

The2011surveyswereconductedafterayearthat included:
Afareincrease,servicecuts,andtwoseveresnowstormsthat disruptedservicethroughouttheregion Greaterefforttocommunicateimprovementstocustomers
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LONGISLANDRAILROAD SURVEYRESULTS

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LIRRCONTEXT
Overallcustomersatisfactiondecreasedin2011,reflectingexternalevents, includingaseriesofweatherrelatedevents(winterstorm,blizzard,and tornado)causingservicedisruptionsandequipmentshortages. LIRRserviceimpactedby:
Amtrakrushhourrepairs; MothersDayderailment(whichoccurreddirectlypriortoconductingthesurvey)

Ratingsofontimeperformance,highlycorrelatedwithcustomer satisfaction,decreasedin2011 Manyrailroadratingsunrelatedtoserviceissuesheldsteady Performanceoffrontlineemployeescontinuedtoberatedwellby customers

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OVERALLCUSTOMERSATISFACTION
OverallService TrainServiceOverall HomeBoardingStation

89%
24%

89% 78%
26% 17%

79%
20%

90%
32%

86%
28%

65%

60%

63%

60%

58%

58%

2010

2011

2010 Satisfied

2011 VerySatisfied

2010

2011

CustomersatisfactionwithLIRRservicedecreasedfrom89%in2010to78%in 2011(11points)mainlyasaresultofservicedisruptionscausedbyweather, Amtraksrushhourrepairsandderailment.


Verysatisfied +satisfiedpercentagesmaynot equalTotalSatisfiedpercentageduetorounding. Highlightednumbersindicatestatisticalincrease(green)orstatisticaldecrease(red)comparedtoprioryear.

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OVERALLCUSTOMERSATISFACTION
Peak Reverse Peak Weekday OffPeak Weekend OffPeak

84%
14%

93% 72%
9% 26%

88%
18%

91%
28%

83%
18%

93% 81%
32% 26%

70%

64%

67%

70%

63%

65%

61%

55%

2010

2011

2010

2011 Satisfied

2010 VerySatisfied

2011

2010

2011

Customersatisfactiondecreasedstatisticallyinalldaypartsincludingpeak andoffpeak,weekdayandweekend.
Verysatisfied +satisfiedpercentagesmaynot equalTotalSatisfiedpercentageduetorounding. Highlightednumbersindicatestatisticalincrease(green)orstatisticaldecrease(red)comparedtoprioryear.

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EMPLOYEES
OverallCourtesyand Responsiveness Train Conductors Ticket Sellers

91%
37%

90%
33%

93%
42%

92%
39%

90%
38%

87%
35%

53%

57%

52%

53%

52%

53%

2010

2011

2010 Satisfied

2011 VerySatisfied

2010

2011

Customersatisfactionwithemployeeperformancecontinuedathighlevelsin 2011. Satisfactionwithticketsellersdecreasedstatisticallyin2011,butcontinuedto beratedveryhigh.


Verysatisfied +satisfiedpercentagesmaynot equalTotalSatisfiedpercentageduetorounding. Highlightednumbersindicatestatisticalincrease(green)orstatisticaldecrease(red)comparedtoprioryear.

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TRAINSERVICE
OnTime Performance Overall Schedule OfTrains Availabilityof Seats Valueforthe MoneyUsingthe Railroad

86%
30%

79%
24%

81%
24%

75%
19%

80%
27%

76%
25%

67%
19%

56%
14%

56%

55%

57%

57%

54%

52%

49%

42%

2010

2010 Satisfied VerySatisfied

ValuefortheMoneyusingtheRailroadreceivedthelargestdeclineinyeartoyear scorecomparisons(11points)basedonallquestionssurveyed.
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Verysatisfied +satisfiedpercentagesmaynot equalTotalSatisfiedpercentageduetorounding. Highlightednumbersindicatestatisticalincrease(green)orstatisticaldecrease(red)comparedtoprioryear.

ONBOARDCONDITIONS
Train Interior Cleanliness Cleanliness of Restrooms Physical Conditionof Restrooms Train Interior Maintenance

83%
23%

79%
20%

89% 64%
14% 13%

85%
26%

57%

69%
16%

62%
12%

29%

60%

59%

50%

45%

53%

49%

59%

59%

2010

2011

2010

2011 Satisfied

2010 VerySatisfied

2011

2010

2011

Onboardcleanlinessratingsdecreasedstatisticallyin2011,particularlyfor restrooms(7points).
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION&COMMUNICATIONS
OverallInformation & Communications Normal Service (new) Unplanned Service Disruptions(new) Planned Service Changes(new)

85%
21%

79%
18%

84%
20%

79% 66%
15% 19%

64%

61%

64% 51%

59%

2010

2011 Satisfied

2011 VerySatisfied

2011

2011

Customersatisfactionwithoverallinformationandcommunicationsdecreased statisticallyin2011(6points).
Verysatisfied +satisfiedpercentagesmaynot equalTotalSatisfiedpercentageduetorounding. Highlightednumbersindicatestatisticalincrease(green)orstatisticaldecrease(red)comparedtoprioryear.

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APPENDIX
Methodology Questionnaire Full set of service attribute ratings

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METHODOLOGY
TheLIRRsurveyusedanonboarddistributionmethodologyamongasampleoftrains Atotalof7,636surveyswerecompletedandtabulated,asfollows:
Total Completedsurveys Surveydates Trainssampled 7,636 May2122; June622 70 AMPeak 4,448 June622 40 OffPeak 2,695 May2122; June16 22 ReversePeak 453 June13,15,21 8

Thesampleselectionallowedformaximizedrepresentationofbrancheswhilekeepingdata collectionascostefficientaspossible.Intervalsamplingwasusedtodeterminewhichtrains andcarstosample.Intervalsamplinggiveseachtrainandcarachanceofbeingselectedfor surveydistribution,butweightseachtrainbasedonridership.Thesurveywasconductedby AbtSRBI(oneoftheMTAsretainedfullservicemarketresearchfirms).AbtSRBIandLIRR researchstaffsupervisedthesurveydistributionbyLloydStaffing(anLIRRsubcontractor). Surveydatawerefirstweightedtobranchsizewithineachindividualtimeperiod.AfterStage 1weightswereapplied,datawereweightedtotimeperiod.Weightingsurveydatahelps ensurerepresentativenessofresults.Themarginoferroris<1%atthe95%levelof statisticalconfidenceforatotalsatisfactionratingof78%.Ata50%totalsatisfactionlevel,the marginoferroris2%.

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QUESTIONNAIRE

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SERVICEATTRIBUTERATINGS
Attributes OverallLIRRScore LIRRHomeBoardingStationOverall Electronic/LEDSignswithTrainSchedules StationSignage MaintenanceofStation PersonalSecurity AudioAnnouncementsUnderNormalConditions CleanlinessInsidetheStationBuilding(excl.Restrooms) CleanlinessofPlatformsandOutdoorShelters CleanlinessoftheTrackAreaAroundtheStation SoundQualityofAudioAnnouncements SecurityofYourCarwhileParkedatStation AudioAnnouncementsDuringServiceDisruptions PhysicalConditionofRestroom CleanlinessofRestroom AvailabilityofParkingonWeekdays 2011 78% 86% 89% 87% 81% 82% 84% 80% 81% 79% 79% 77% 69% 64% 61% 60% 2010 89% 90% 91% 90% 85% 85% 85% 84% 82% 82% 81% 77% 74% 70% 68% 62% 11 4 2 3 4 3 1 4 1 3 2 0 5 6 7 2

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SERVICEATTRIBUTERATINGS
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Attributes LIRRTrainServiceOverall SafetyfromTrainAccidents PersonalSecurityontheTrain TheTemperatureontheTrain TrainInteriorMaintenance ConditionofSeats AudioAnnouncementsunderNormalConditions OnTimePerformance CleanlinessofTrainInterior(exc.restroom) SoundQualityofAudioAnnouncements AvailabilityofSeats AudioAnnouncementsduringServiceDisruptions PhysicalConditionofRestroom CleanlinessofRestroom ValueFortheMoneyUsingtheRailRoad 2011 79% 93% 88% 88% 85% 83% 82% 79% 79% 78% 76% 70% 62% 57% 56% 2010 89% 93% 90% 89% 89% 88% 85% 86% 83% 81% 80% 75% 69% 64% 67% 10 0 2 1 4 5 3 7 4 3 4 5 7 7 11

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SERVICEATTRIBUTERATINGS
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Attributes OverallCommunicationToYou OverallCommunicationsDuringNormalServiceConditions OverallCommunicationsDuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions OverallCommunicationsDuringPlannedServiceConditions AtYourDestinationStation OnBoardYourTrains(DuringNormalServiceConditions) AtYourBoardingStation(DuringNormalServiceConditions) AtOurWebsite(WWW.MTA.INFO)(DuringNormalServiceConditions) WithTravelCenterRepresentatives(DuringNormalServiceConditions) WiththeAutomatedPhoneSystem(DuringNormalServiceConditions) WithTravelCenterRepresentatives(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) ThroughEMailAlerts(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) AtOurWebsite(WWW.MTA.INFO)(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) WiththeAutomatedPhoneSystem(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) AtYourDestination(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) OnBoardYourTrains(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) AtYourBoardingStation(DuringUnplannedServiceDisruptions) 2011 79% 84% 66% 79% 87% 86% 85% 85% 84% 81% 74% 73% 72% 71% 69% 67% 65% 2010 85% 6 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90% 3 89% 3 89% 4 89% 88% 83% 82% 81% 79% 79% 77% 73% 74% 4 4 2 8 8 7 8 8 6 9

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SERVICEATTRIBUTERATINGS
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Attributes OverallCourtesyandResponsivenessofEmployees Conductors TicketSellers OverallScheduleofTrains WeekdayAM/PMScheduleTo/FromYourStation WeekendScheduleTo/FromYourStation WeekdayOffPeakScheduleTo/FromYourStation LIRRDestinationStationOverall Electronic/LEDSignswithTrainSchedules SignsProvidingDirectionstoandfromLIRRtrains PersonalSecurity SignsforConnectingBuses/Subways AudioAnnouncementsunderNormalConditions PresenceofMTAPolice SoundQualityofAudioAnnouncements CleanlinessofDestinationStation/WaitingRoom AudioAnnouncementsDuringServiceDisruptions PhysicalConditionofRestroom CleanlinessofRestroom 2011 90% 92% 87% 75% 79% 71% 70% 84% 87% 87% 82% 83% 82% 83% 80% 75% 72% 68% 64% 2010 91% 93% 90% 81% 82% 78% 77% 88% 90% 88% 85% 85% 84% 81% 82% 78% 78% 74% 71% 1 1 3 6 3 7 7 4 3 1 3 2 2 +2 2 3 6 6 7

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OVERALLLIRRSCOREBYBRANCH
Branch Hempstead PortJefferson(Diesel) Montauk FarRockaway OysterBay Ronkonkoma(Electric) Huntington PortWashington Babylon WestHempstead LongBeach 2011 Overall 85% 85% 81% 80% 80% 79% 79% 78% 77% 67% 59% 2010 Overall 92% 85% 90% 90% 83% 86% 88% 89% 87% 89% 89% 7 0 9 10 3 7 9 11 10 22 30

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