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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Progress at World Trade Center -- Finally

Monday, August 16, 2010

For years, New Yorkers have been complaining about “the hole in the ground” at Ground Zero. But now, if you look hard and from the right locations, One World Trade Center is beginning to take its place in the New York City skyline.

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Nets to Change Name, and May Not Use 'Brooklyn'

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A team spokesman confirms that the team submitted an application to change its name. But the spokesman wouldn’t specify what the desired name would be or whether it would use “Brooklyn” or “New York” as the geographic name.

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DiNapoli Assails MTA's Overtime; MTA Agrees

Friday, August 06, 2010

Almost 150 employees of the MTA earn more in overtime than from their base salaries, according to an audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report assails the MTA's lax attitude towards overtime and calculates that the Authority spent nearly $600 million last year paying employees time-and-a-half.

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Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Friday, August 06, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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DiNapoli Assails MTA's Overtime; MTA Agrees

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Almost 150 employees of the MTA earn more in overtime than from their base salaries, according to an audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The report assails the MTA's lax attitude towards overtime and calculates that the Authority spent nearly $600 million last year paying employees time-and-a-half.

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Union Solidarity Under Attack at Staten Island E-ZPass Center

Thursday, August 05, 2010

To see how support for a union at the E-ZPass customer service center on Staten Island has fallen off this year, all you have to do is show up on a Thursday. That’s the day when workers there, as well as at other places where there are workers represented by the Communications Workers of America union, wear red shirts to show their solidarity. And what does it look like there?

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Delayed on the Subway? Request a Transit Doctor's Note, Online

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

It used to be that straphangers late for work or school because they got stuck on the subway could call or write a letter to the MTA New York City Transit. The transit agency would write back -- in about three weeks or so -- with a note detailing whether a delay occurred on a specific line at a particular time.

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Staten Island Hate Crime Victim Speaks Out

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

In Staten Island, police have made one arrest and are expected to make another shortly for last weekend's assault on an 18-year-old high schooler who was heading home from his job busing tables early last Saturday morning.

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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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