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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

NJ Lawmakers Reach a Deal on State-Backed Road Projects

Monday, October 04, 2010

New Jersey legislators approved a $1.7 billion bond deal on Monday that should send thousands of construction workers back to their jobs.

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Flooding in Tunnel Shuts Down 1, 2, 3 Lines

Friday, October 01, 2010

A subway line on Manhattan's Upper West Side was suspended for an hour and a half during this morning's rush hour because of heavy rain.

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Major Weekend Subway Delays to Continue

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Expect another weekend of delays, diversions, backtracking and shuttle buses if you're taking the subway.  New York City Transit says 16 of the 19 weekend lines will be disrupted as contractors rush to complete construction work.

WNYC wants to hear about your weekend subway experience. Just text "SUBWAY" TO 30644 and record your stories about getting around this weekend.

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Stewart Airport Readies for International Passengers

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is taking steps to attract more international passengers to Stewart Airport in the Hudson Valley.

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Non-Westway Turns 25

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Advocates for the environment and mass transit say Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the defeat of Westway.

It was on September 30th, 1985, when the federal government allowed New York to use more than a billion dollars slated for a proposed expressway along Manhattan's West Side for mass transit instead.

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Ratner Abandons 10-Year Timeline for Atlantic Yards

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Developer Bruce Ratner said Tuesday morning what many of his critics and even some of his associates have been saying for years: there is no way the entire Atlantic Yards project will be done in 10 years.

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NYC Subway's 6-Foot Futuristic Intercoms

Monday, September 27, 2010

They won’t be able to sell you a MetroCard, but New York's  next generation of subway intercom will be able to replace some of the functions of the 450-odd station agents that were recently laid off due to budget restraints--and add some new ones.

The new intercoms—a prototype was rolled out during an MTA board committee  meeting Monday—will be hard to miss, located in sleek, 6-foot-high columns that are tinged with blue.

Over the next two years, the MTA expects to install thousands of them in each of the city’s 468 subway stations.

Tom Prendergast, the president of New York City Transit, an MTA subsidiary, says the new intercoms weren't planned as replacement for the station agents laid off earlier this year. For one, he said the intercoms will be much more ubiquitous than agents ever were, spread out along train platforms every 200 feet or less, as well as in passageways and outside turnstiles.  

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MTA Unveils Plans For New Intercom System

Monday, September 27, 2010

The MTA is planning to install thousands of columns throughout its subway stations that riders can use to report emergencies or ask for travel information.

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Progress at the World Trade Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

The memorial observance is taking place in Zuccotti Park, kitty corner from the World Trade Center site. This past year, the site has gone through a dramatic transformation as structures have finally started emerging from the ground. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the latest on the progress of the rebuilding.

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Rebuilding the World Trade Center

Friday, September 10, 2010

Over the past year, key elements in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and the 9/11 Memorial have finally emerged above street level. But the fate of other pieces of the site remain uncertain. WNYC's annotated map of site provides details on each building on the site, its developer and the status of development.

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Survey Finds Many Subway 'Panic Bars' are Misused

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Subway riders set off alarms on emergency exits at subway stations so frequently that they are ignored or even disabled.

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WTC Progress Update: Seeing Is Believing

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Gov. David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and developer Larry Silverstein gave their annual update on the progress of rebuilding the World Trade Center Tuesday. This time, there was actually something to see from the windows overlooking the site.

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E-ZPass Union Wins 15-Month Fight

Thursday, September 02, 2010

A labor union has won a 15-month fight for the right to represent about 300 employees at an E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island. The National Labor Relations Board announced late Wednesday that the employer's objections to the union election, held in May 2009, were without merit.

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Science Park to Open in Late September

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A new campus for biotech and pharmaceutical companies on Manhattan's East Side is slated to open in late September.

The Alexandria Center for Science and Technology at East River Science Park will offer scientific firms valuable laboratory space — and, according to its developer and government leaders, help turn New York into a biotech research hub.

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Con Ed Rebates Surpass Target

Friday, August 27, 2010

Many more people than expected cashed in on the rebates Con Edison was offering for purchasing energy efficient air conditioners.

Earlier this summer, Con Ed offered $30 back to customers who bought new Energy Star window units for their homes. This wasn’t a typical marketing gimmick meant to pump up sales: Con Ed doesn’t manufacture air conditioners but it is trying to reduce energy consumption and agreed to the rebates as part of a plan required by state regulators.

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MTA Mulls Steep Hike for Cash Tolls, Out-of-State Drivers

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tolls for out-of-state drivers on MTA bridges and tunnels could go up to $7 under a new proposal from the authority—but E-ZPass users from New York State would keep paying the current $4.57 for major East River crossings.

The idea is one of two options the MTA’s considering for its bridges and tunnels. The other is more traditional: increase tolls across the board, for cash and E-ZPass, in-state and out-of-state, by about 10 percent.

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Will Tower at 15 Penn Hurt Development Chances at World Trade Center?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The new skyscraper in Midtown won't just change the views of and from the Empire State Building.

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Will Tower at 15 Penn Hurt Development Chances at World Trade Center?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The City Council's vote this week on a new skyscraper in Midtown could have impacts further downtown, where two office towers at the redeveloped World Trade Center will only reach their planned height if there's sufficient commercial demand.

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Council Approves New Skyscraper Near Empire State Building

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

By an overwhelming vote of 47-1, the City Council voted to allow a skyscraper to be built within four blocks of the Empire State Building in Midtown.

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City Council Committee Approves Skyscraper Near Empire State Building

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The City Council voted 47-1 to approve a new skyscraper that would be just a few blocks from, and nearly as tall as, the Empire State Building.

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