Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered repeated financial crises at the MTA, the most severe transit cuts in decades, as well as the impact of the recession on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, Schuerman has been an editor in the WNYC newsroom. In addition, he has recently reported a number of Sandy-related stories.

Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he also covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and free-lanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications.

Schuerman has been a fan of WNYC since the mid-1990s, when he was working as a reporter at The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Conn. Though 100 miles away from New York, he could get Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on his car radio while driving along Interstate 95 on his daily rounds, thanks to how the AM signal travels over the Long Island Sound.

A native of Chicago, Schuerman graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude. He received a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

New York's Bus Terminal: Overcrowded, Fragile and Largely Ignored

Monday, October 05, 2015

Buses move more people into the city from New Jersey each morning than NJ Transit trains do. But they don't have any good place to drop them off.
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This Hurricane Won't Be Like the Last One

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin is headed north, possibly towards New York and New Jersey. An expert says it could pack stronger winds than Sandy, but it won't likely be as large or damaging.


The $800 Billion Ticket to Get Us to 2040

Monday, September 28, 2015

Experts say it will cost $400 billion over 25 years just to maintain the transportation infrastructure we have. To make it a lot better, we may have to pay twice that.

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Fed Watchdog Says Sandy Recovery Program Broke the Rules

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Cuomo's buyouts have earned praise from environmentalists for getting homes out of harm's way. But should landlords benefit from it as well?  


These Lanes Were Made for Biking

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

But a lot of cabs, trucks and inanimate objects seem at home in them. Our Bike Blocker project is mapping all the obstructions to the city's bike lanes, and we want your help.  

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Cuomo Reverses Stance, Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage for All Workers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will support raising the minimum wage for all workers across New York state — not just those in fast food — to $15 an hour.

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Gone Are the Days of Hailing a Cab

Thursday, September 03, 2015

At last, cab drivers have their own app, which launched this week. It's called Arro, and it's the taxi equivalent of Uber.


An Extra Week of Summer, If You Choose to Accept It

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time? 


Rebuilding After Sandy: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline 10 years ago. The government's response was heavily criticized, but it taught New York how not to do things after Sandy.  


Can Harlem Get Police Attention Without Times Square's Topless Women?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Harlem officials want the same amount of attention that the Crossroads of the World is getting for its nuisance complaints. 


A Great Wall of Staten Island to Ward Off Hurricanes

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Army Corps has resurrected its 50-year-old plan to build a long ridge along the hard-hit coast. But it may not be tall enough. 

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In Tunnel Funding Squabble, Schumer Steps In

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.


Legionnaires' Strikes Some as Young as 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.

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The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.

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Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."
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The Octogenarian Electric Cables That Screwed Up This Week's Commute

Friday, July 24, 2015

Following four days of NJ Transit misery this week, the head of Amtrak came to New York Friday to see first-hand what the problems are.
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Cuomo's Big Vision for Airports Comes in for Landing, Finally

Friday, July 24, 2015

The governor will be joined by Vice President Biden to unveil a comprehensive vision for New York's airports.


Cuomo Offers $8.3B to Resolve MTA's Capital Program Crisis

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In a few short minutes on television, New York's governor said the state will contribute the lion's share of what the agency needs — but also wants the city to pony up.

Up a Creek with Cardboard and a Paddle

Thursday, July 16, 2015

6 teams from all of New York City's boroughs and Hoboken raced across North Cove Marina in Battery Park. Not all of them made it across. 

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Despite Last-Minute Pleas, NJ Transit Votes to Raise Fares

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

As expected, the New Jersey Transit board voted to raise fares by nine percent, as well as cut some service. But that didn't stop members of the public from urging a different course.
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