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Matthew Schuerman

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Any Albany Bailout May Not Avert MTA Fare Hike

Monday, April 27, 2009

The MTA says its deficit will grow another $621 million this year. But officials are giving conflicting messages about whether a State Senate bill under consideration this week, would do enough to soften fare increases and service cuts. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The MTA was ...

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Despite 80 Degree Heat, It's Cold Underground

Monday, April 27, 2009

The weather's getting warmer, except in one part of Manhattan. The MTA has been freezing a two-block section of earth far underneath 11th Avenue to make it easier to drill a tunnel for the Number 7 subway extension. The head of the MTA's capital construction ...

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Life of Rats: Nasty, Brutish and Short

Monday, April 27, 2009

Contrary to popular belief, transit officials say a typical rat's life is short, just five or six months, and about to get shorter.

BARTHELL: Most rats in the city succumb to stress, deadly battles with other rats, erratic food supplies. They succumb to extermination campaigns, cars.

That's ...

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Senate Democrats Introduce MTA Bailout

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New York Senate Democrats have introduced their bill to rescue the MTA, and they're expected to vote on it Tuesday. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: Senate leaders estimate the bill raises 1-point-76 billion dollars a year through a soup bowl of taxes, fees, and a dollar ...

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Latest MTA Rescue Plan Would Raise Taxes on Car Rentals

Friday, April 24, 2009

The latest state Senate plan to save the MTA is facing lot of criticism. And the car rental companies haven't even begun to weigh in. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson tacked on an extra percentage point to the car rental tax to help balance ...

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Silver Won't Block Senate MTA Plan

Friday, April 24, 2009

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he won't block the state Senate's plan to bail out the MTA. The Senate's version has come under intense criticism because it adds a dollar surcharge on cab rides in the region, and devotes half of that money to ...

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Bloomberg Dislikes State Senate MTA Plan

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he doesn't like the State Senate's latest plan to bail out the MTA. He says he's particularly upset by a $1 cab ride surcharge, that would be equally split between mass transit, and road and bridge improvements for Long Island and Upstate ...

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"One Million People Against the MTA Fare Hike"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

mta500The uproar over the MTA's funding shortfall has spread to the Internet. The Facebook group, 'One Million People Against the NYC MTA Fare Hike' was launched about one month ago. Actor Amir Darvish says he and four friends decided ...

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MTA Fare Hike Revolt Spreads to Facebook

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The uproar over the MTA's funding shortfall has spread to the Internet. The Facebook group, "One Million People Against the MTA Fare Hike" was launched about one month ago. Actor Amir Darvish says he and four friends decided to create the cyber-group one night while ...

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Groups Rally for MTA Rescue Plan

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Officials from the Working Families Party and the labor unions that come under its umbrella held a rally today for an MTA rescue plan. They plan to lobby state lawmakers to approve more money for the transportation authority and head off a fare increase and ...

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Democrats Push Plan to Increase MTA Oversight

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Senate Democrats are pushing a new plan to increase oversight of the MTA as well as its funding. Majority Leader Malcolm Smith says the public deserves to know where its money is going.

SMITH: We inherited an MTA that has been dysfunctional, if you will, for ...

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Compromises in New MTA Rescue Plan

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Democratic leaders of the New York State Senate have come up with a new rescue plan for the MTA that does not rely on any new bridge tolls. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The latest version includes a payroll tax, a dollar-a-ride surcharge on cab rides, ...

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Future Home of the Nets

Friday, April 17, 2009

If the Nets aren't going to Brooklyn, Newark better get them. That's what Newark mayor Cory Booker says. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Matthew Schuerman talk about the political wrangling going on around the future home of the Nets.

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Critics Unmoved By Revised MTA Plan

Friday, April 17, 2009

Critics say the latest plan to bail out the MTA sounds too much like the old one. The Ravitch Commission has revised its proposal to put tolls on free bridges over the East and Harlem Rivers, saying trips for medical reasons or deliveries would be ...

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On the Fast Track

Friday, April 17, 2009

You might have thought it was a done deal that the Nets were moving to Brooklyn. Hear why the city of Newark is saying – not so fast. WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Matthew Schuerman talk about the wrangling going on over the future home of the Nets. Plus, same-sex ...

Port Authority: WTC Site Faces Decades of Delay

Friday, April 17, 2009

For years, the Port Authority has been trying to get a new World Trade Center complex built quickly. Now, it's slowing down the pace of building the office towers. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: One of the Port Authority's consultants determined there won't be enough ...

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2,000 and Counting

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

President Obama yesterday announced that the 2,000th stimulus spending project has been approved. Rick Newman, chief business correspondent for US News and Report updates the programs that are in motion. And WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman has been tracking the spending here in New York.

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Projects Whose Names None Dare Speak

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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The chiefs of economic development for the city and the state spoke before construction industry executives this morning, trying to reassure them that all was well even in these hard times.

New York Times reporter Charles Bagli, ...

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The Stimulus Shuffle

Thursday, April 09, 2009

HOST: Mayor Bloomberg last week laid out a plan to spend $260 million in transportation money from the federal stimulus bill. It’ll go to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry terminal, and new sidewalk furniture in Bedford Stuyvesant – sort of. WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman ...

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NYCLU Suing MTA Over "Secret" Court

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The New York Civil Liberties Union is suing the transit system over a secret court that tries people who allegedly break rules in the subways. The lead counsel in the case, Christopher Dunn, says the Transit Adjudication Bureau holds more than 22,000 hearings a year ...

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