Beth Fertig

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School Safety Agents Prompt Thousands of Complaints: NYPD

Friday, October 05, 2007

WNYC has obtained a letter in which the Police Department says it's received almost 2700 complaints against its school safety agents over the past five years. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

The New York Civil Liberties Union and student groups have been complaining about what they ...


City Releases Plan to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The city has released its long awaited plan to clean up its national park at the end of the A train. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Jamaica Bay is steadily losing its salt marsh islands because of pollution from local development and dirty water from sewage ...


Supreme Court Hearing Some Local Cases

Monday, October 01, 2007

Special education advocates say a New York case being heard in the US Supreme Court today could affect the future of students across the country.

REPORTER: The case involves a former Viacom executive who wants the city to pay for his son to attend a private ...


Special Ed Case Heads to Supreme Court

Monday, October 01, 2007

The US Supreme Court hears arguments today over whether a New York City student receiving special education services at a private school is eligible for public dollars. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Special education students are entitled to go to private schools at taxpayer expense if ...


MTA Says No Choice But to Raise Fares

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

MTA Officials say problems with programming their metro card vending machines aren't the sole reason for proposing a 25 cent fare increase next year instead of a smaller increment, such as a dime.

REPORTER: Executive Director Elliot Sander acknowledged getting the machines to store and collect ...


Fare Play

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig looks at the two ways the MTA is proposing to increase subway fares.

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Obama’s Case for New York

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Barack Obama is campaigning in New York right now to make his case for president. Find out why he thinks he’d be a better president than the hometown candidates. Also, how much freedom of expression do you have in the workplace, and CNN commentator Jack Cafferty. Plus, we hear from ...

Residents Sound Off on the Possible Fare Hike

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Straphangers aren't exactly warming up to the MTA's plan to raise the base bus and subway fare to $2.25 next year - even though the agency says a hike is necessary because of deficits starting in 2009.

REPORTER: Ann Jackson of Manhattan says it's hard to ...


MTA Eyes Fare Hike Options

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The MTA has proposed the increase of the basic fare of a bus or subway ride from $2 to $2.25. But, the agency is also considering discounts for riders who travel off peak. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

The MTA is considering raising the cost of ...


Two Proposals for a Fare Hike

Monday, September 24, 2007

Get ready to dig deeper for you metro card

REPORTER: The MTA offered two different proposals today for a fare hike in 2008. Both would raise the 2 dollar base fare for bus and subway riders to 2.25. But while the MTA says one option would ...


MTA Reveals Plan for Future Floods

Friday, September 21, 2007

The MTA has vowed to do a better job next time there's a major flood. The agency just released a report on the storm that almost shut down the entire system last month. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The report said the flash flood of ...


Council Looks at Mayor's Control of Schools

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The City Council is taking a hard look at whether the mayor should keep running the schools. The state law granting the Mayor of New York City full control over the city's public schools will expire in 2009.

REPORTER: Bronx City Councilman James Vacca says he ...


Top Prize Awarded to City Schools

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New York City has won the prestigious Broad Foundation prize praising student achievement. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The foundation's experts visited urban districts around the country. It praised New York City in particular for progress in closing the achievement gap between white and minority ...


Giuliani and New York: Hometown Candidate Isn't the Favorite Son

Monday, September 10, 2007

When Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani travels around the country, he inevitably refers to the one, singular event that defines his bid for the White House.

GIULIANI: The terrorists came here on September 11th to kill many, many people and they came here to kill something ...


Schools Prepare for Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Today marks the first day of school for the city’s 1 point 1 million students. But school really began last week for the teachers and principals. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, they’ll be under the microscope more than ever thanks to a new system for ...

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Pilot Program Fights Poverty With Cash Incentives

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New York City is about to embark on a new experiment in fighting poverty. Some 2500 low income families will be chosen for a pilot program that will pay them cash in exchange for completing certain activities. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more on the program’s ...


Congestion Pricing Commission Filled

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A commission to study Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan will be able to get to work, now that its 17 members have all been appointed. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

By design, the commission is heavily slanted in Bloomberg's favor. Ten of the 17 members were ...


Federal Transit Aid to NYC Contingent on Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The federal government's decision to award New York City $354 million for congestion pricing is not a done deal. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: To get money from Washington, the city first needs action from Albany. US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters says there are two ...


Dollars for Congestion Pricing

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The federal Department of Transportation announced this morning that it will help to fund Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. WNYC reporter Beth Fertig explains the details.


Transit Workers Often Last to Know About Delays

Friday, August 10, 2007

Transit riders weren't the only ones experiencing confusion during Wednesday's storm that shut down the subways. The station agents also had trouble at times finding out which trains were down. WNYC's Beth Fertig interviewed these two agents, who didn't want to give their names, because ...