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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

WNYC Comes Back to Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The city is building a park out of a 1.6-acre piece of land in Greenpoint, Brooklyn -- where WNYC used to have two transmitter towers back when New York City owned the station. The towers were in use from 1937 to 1990, until the station began broadcasting its AM frequency from the Meadowlands.

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MTA Gives Riders Two Choices in Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The MTA is giving monthly and weekly MetroCard users a choice: higher fares or higher fares.

As previously reported, the MTA is proposing to limit the number of times that riders can use weekly and monthly MetroCards. But in the fare hike plan that’s being made public Wednesday, the MTA is presenting a second option that would make the MetroCards more expensive but keep them unlimited. The MTA will then judge the public’s reaction to the two ideas and choose one of the two plans.

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MTA Proposed Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Matthew Schuerman, Reporter, WNYC Radio, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, discuss the MTA's proposal for fare hikes on buses, trains and EZ pass users (tolls).

Weigh in on the fare hikes.

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MTA Gives Riders 2 Choices in Fare Hikes

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The MTA is giving monthly and weekly MetroCard users a choice: higher fares or higher fares.

As previously reported, the MTA is proposing to limit the number of times that riders can use weekly and monthly MetroCards. But in the fare hike plan that’s being made public Wednesday, the MTA is presenting a second option that would make the MetroCards more expensive but keep them unlimited. The MTA will then judge the public’s reaction to the two ideas and choose one of the two plans.

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MTA: Say Goodbye to Fun Cards

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MTA officials are planning to eliminate the unlimited one-day “Fun Pass,” saying that the tourist-friendly MetroCards have become too friendly for subway scammers.

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MTA: Say Goodbye to Fun Cards

Monday, July 26, 2010

MTA officials are planning to eliminate the unlimited one-day “Fun Pass,” saying that the tourist-friendly MetroCards have become too friendly for subway scammers.

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New, Improved: Where the H- Is My Bus? Locator

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The MTA is developing a way to let people know where their bus is—if not when it will arrive—that’s supposed to save the authority tens of millions of dollars.

This approach will send the information directly to riders’ mobile phones. And it’s cheaper to implement because it will piggy back on technology that’s being installed for another initiative, the transition from magnetic-striped MetroCards to computer chip-enabled “smart cards.”  For more on this story, go to TransportationNation.org

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NYC Closes Tunnel to Gowanus Canal

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New York City closed an underground water tunnel on Monday that's been used for the past 10 years to flush out the notorious Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The closure is supposed to pay off in the long-term by allowing $135 million worth of improvements to take place, though it also introduces some short-term risks while the tunnel is out of operation.

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Short-Term Risk for Long-Term Fix at Gowanus Canal

Monday, July 19, 2010

The city closed an underground water tunnel Monday morning that's been used for the past 10 years to flush out the notorious Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The closure is supposed to pay off in the long-term by allowing $135 million worth of improvements to take place, though it also introduces some short-term risks while the tunnel is out of operation.

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Tunnel Boring Completed on No. 7 Subway Extension

Thursday, July 15, 2010

With a loud rumble and several splashes, a giant boring machine finished the last bit of tunnel for the No. 7 subway extension at about 4:15 this afternoon.

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MTA to Cut Back on Bulk Discounts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some straphangers are going to feel the next fare hike more than others.

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MTA to Cut Back on Bulk Discounts

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Some straphangers are going to feel the next MTA fare hike more than others.

While the details are still being worked out, sources say that monthly card holders could face a 10 percent or 11 percent jump, to just under $100, starting in January. Meanwhile, the authority is planning to keep the base fare flat at $2.25 for a bus or subway ride.

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Hempstead Town Officials Propose Limiting Lighthouse Project Footprint

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Town officials in Hempstead, Long Island, have come up with a counter-proposal to the massive Lighthouse at Long Island plan for the Nassau Coliseum site. The town's proposal calls for shorter buildings and fewer homes than New York Islanders owner Charles Wang wanted to build on the arena's 77-acre parking ...

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Raccoon Goes in Search of a Good Book at Brooklyn Library

Monday, July 12, 2010

Maybe those dark circles around a raccoon's eyes come from reading too much -- and in the dark.

A specimen of the mammal -- better known for rummaging through trash cans -- snuck inside the basement of the Brooklyn Public Library main branch late last week. While the public portion of ...

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Power Outage Leaves Bed-Stuy Block in the Twilight Zone

Thursday, July 08, 2010

New York's bulk power grid has been holding up despite the heat wave. But thousands of residents have gone without power for short periods of time in locations throughout the five boroughs. That’s what happened to Spencer Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

The outage left 158 people ...

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MTA Station Agents Still Working Plenty of Overtime

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Subway station agents are still working high levels of overtime--and getting paid time-and-half for it--more than a month after transit officials said excess overtime would be reduced.

Officials at the Transport Workers Union first raised the issue in May, charging that the MTA had increased the need for overtime by 300 ...

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NYPD: No Tickets for Parking in Poorly Marked Former Bus Stops

Friday, July 02, 2010

Drivers--and ice cream trucks--are coveting the curb space of the 570 former bus stops that the MTA has abandoned.

Drivers--and ice cream trucks--are coveting the curb space of the 570 former bus stops that the MTA has abandoned.

The police department is going easy on ...

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MTA Cuts Get Lost in Translation

Monday, June 28, 2010

The M train icon on subway signs for the New Utrecht line are blacked out--but several people weren

The M train icon on subway signs for the New Utrecht line are blacked out--but several people weren't aware the line was ...

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Your Monday Morning Commute, Post-Cuts

Monday, June 28, 2010

WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog Andrea Bernstein checks in on how service cuts are impacting riders and commuters. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman calls-in after talking with commuters.

How was your commute this morning?  Post your comments here!

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MTA Service Cuts Begin: A Guide

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beginning Sunday, 38 bus routes will be cut entirely, while another 76 will run shorter routes or shorter hours. Off-peak subway service will be reduced on 11 subway lines starting Sunday, while two others will be eliminated as of Monday.

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