Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

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 ...


Governor Asks MTA to Look At Flooding

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Governor Spitzer has appointed a task force to look at subway flooding in the wake of yesterday's storm which shut down the city's transit system. But as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the issue has already gotten a lot of scrutiny.


MTA Update

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig on the status of the transit system.


Mass Transportation Headache

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

High wind and torrential rain at the dawn of a stiflingly humid Wednesday caused widespread chaos for morning commuters, delayed flights at New York's three major airports and was blamed for at least one death. WNYC’s Beth Fertig talks with our local host for All ...


Bugging Out – How New Yorkers Deal With Big Summer Roaches

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Yorkers are used to rats, pigeons and more than a fare share of household pests. But they still seem surprised - and disgusted - every summer when some exceptionally large, six-legged creatures come out of the sewers and walk the streets at night. WNYC’s ...


NYC Transit Takes New Safety Steps

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New York City Transit and the Transport Workers union say they've taken new safety steps, following a report which found basic safety steps were ignored prior to the deaths of 2 track workers. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: Daniel Boggs and Marvin Franklin were each ...


MTA Explores Possible Fare Hike

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The MTA's proposed fare hike is just one part of a four year financial plan that will be closely scrutinized by board members before the end of the year. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The MTA's pension and welfare costs are rising and so is ...


New York's Steam Network Considered Highly Effective

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Despite the alarming and deadly steam pipe explosion on 41st street this week, most of Manhattan south of 96th street continues to get its heat and hot water thanks to steam. A hundred and five miles of steam pipes are buried several feet below the ...


Talks Continue on Congestion Pricing

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Despite the breakdown earlier this week, talks continue in Albany over a way to salvage Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Governor Spitzer cancelled a trip to Buffalo today to continue negotiating. And aides to a few Assembly Members say they were ...


Gridlock in Albany on Mayor's Congestion Pricing Plan

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg may think the traffic in midtown Manhattan is bad… but he’s now seeing a different form of gridlock: the one in Albany. Bloomberg’s plan to charge drivers who enter Manhattan did NOT win approval from state lawmakers yesterday, even though he warned that ...


Flooding and High Temps for NYC in Long Term

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rising sea levels, hotter summers and damaged crops are all part of the long term forecast for the region, according to a new report on climate change. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

If current levels of greenhouse gas emissions continue, summer in New York could feel ...


Congestion Pricing Fight Continues

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Republican Senate Leader Joseph Bruno says he'll call a special session on Monday to vote on Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. But as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the legislation still faces an uphill fight.

Bruno accompanied the mayor to Washington yesterday, where they met with the ...


Parents Voice School Concerns

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Parents and teachers alike had a lot of questions at a hearing last night about the Bloomberg administration's plan to use hundreds of millions of dollars in new school aid. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: After 14 years of litigation, parents and education advocates said ...


City Creates Plan to Spend Extra Cash

Friday, July 06, 2007

The city's education department has come up with a plan to spend another billion dollars in state and local funds this year. A good part of that will go toward reducing class sizes. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

The extra funds were included in the new ...


Parents Looking for Spitzer’s Support

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Parents of children with special education needs want Governor Spitzer to sign a bill that will make it easier for them to get services. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

The bill is aimed at helping parents who claim their children's physical or learning disabilities aren't being addressed ...


Power Outages on UES, Bronx

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Con Edison is still investigating the cause of yesterday's outage that could have been triggered by a thunderstorm. About 380,000 people were affected on the Upper East Side and the West Bronx between 3:42 and 4:30 pm. As WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the power company ...


Policing the New York City Public Schools

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Whether entering an office building, or going to the airport, a brush with security guards and metal detectors is increasingly becoming inevitable. But heightened security is also a fact of life for New York City public school students. How that security is administered has come ...