First, the good news. Long Island Rail Road trains broke down less frequently last year than they did in the previous five years.
The bad news: the trains were late more often. The weather gets a big part of the blame.
She says the railroad is going to "work very hard'' to make things better. The latest figures show the LIRR had the worst on-time figures since 2005, when 92 percent of its trains were on time.
The LIRR says the Christmas weekend blizzard and a September tornado in Brooklyn were major factors.
In August, a fire at a signal tower caused more than 1,000 trains to be late in a single week.