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Matthew Schuerman

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Major Reconstruction Project Slated for Major Deegan to Begin in 2012

Monday, November 09, 2009

Traffic on the Major Deegan in the Bronx is fated to get worse before getting better. The state Department of Transportation is planning a $250-million project just south of Yankee Stadium. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: The state's transportation department wants to reconstruct the Major ...

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Tom Prendergast to Head NYC Transit

Friday, November 06, 2009

New York City Transit has a new president in Tom Prendergast. He'll be a familiar face to long-timers at the agency. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Prendergast is a Chicago native who came to New York's transit agency in 1982. He worked his way up ...

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Is It Faster Than Walking? The Slowest Bus Line Award Goes To…

Thursday, November 05, 2009

WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has this year's winner of the Pokey Awards, from the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.

REPORTER: This year the dubious distinction goes to the M42, the 42nd Street bus in Manhattan. Surveyors clocked it at an average 3.7 miles an hour. That's about ...

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Negotiations Over Lighthouse Project Continue

Thursday, November 05, 2009

A month after his deadline came and went, the owner of the New York Islanders hockey team is negotiating with town officials over a massive development proposal called The Lighthouse at Long Island. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Months ago, Charles Wang told the Town ...

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Communters at Penn Station React to Christie, Bloomberg Wins

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

We've been hearing all morning long the results of yesterday's election. Here in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg scored a narrow victory over Bill Thomspon, which was not expected. Over in New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie defeated the incumbent Jon Corzine in a decisive win.

So ...

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Yankee Stadium MetroNorth Station Disappoints

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Yankees still have a chance to finish the season strong as they head back to the Bronx with a 3-2 game lead in the World Series. But a new MetroNorth station built to serve their new ballpark came up a little short of expectations.

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Metro-North's Yankee Station Falls Short of Expectations

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Yankees still have a chance to finish the season strong as they head back to the Bronx this week, but a new MetroNorth station built to serve the new ballpark in the Bronx came up a little short of expectations. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has ...

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Cab Surcharge Brings Confusion to Whomever Notices

Monday, November 02, 2009

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Cab rides got 50-cents more expensive over the weekend, though you may not have noticed unless you were paying close attention. (Many cabs are still driving around with their old door decals, advertising a $2.50 initial fare.)

One driver, ...

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Spreading the MTA Pain More in Some Places than Others

Monday, November 02, 2009

Today's the deadline for a new payroll tax that the region's employers will have to pay. It's the final piece of the rescue plan for the MTA that the state legislature approved in May. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Richard Ravitch, who's now lieutenant governor, ...

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Spreading the MTA Pain More in Some Places than Others

Sunday, November 01, 2009

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When Richard Ravitch (now lieutenant governor) unveiled his MTA bailout plan last December, he said he wanted to spread the pain equally. That's why he proposed tolls on the East River bridge. Car drivers benefit from mass transit too, ...

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New MTA Taxes Take Effect Starting Sunday

Friday, October 30, 2009

Two new taxes intended to help the MTA are going into effect this Sunday and Monday. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the details.

REPORTER: The taxes were devised last spring as the legislature looked for ways to bail out the ailing MTA. Starting Sunday, all cab and ...

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On Grand Street, Politics Are Very Local

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has been redefining New York’s streets as places to walk and ride bicycles, not just drive. He’s turned Times Square into a pedestrian zone, introduced traffic calming measures and added 200 miles of bike lanes in the past three years. Some New Yorkers have balked at these changes. ...

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Bike Lanes: A Ride Down Grand Street

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg has been redefining New York’s streets as places to walk and ride bicycles, not just drive. He’s turned Times Square into a pedestrian zone, introduced traffic calming measures and added 200 miles of bike lanes in the past three years. Some New Yorkers ...

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Critics Hit Bloomberg on Manufacturing Jobs

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new report argues that the Bloomberg administration's attempts to keep manufacturing jobs in New York City are coming up short.

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Report: NYC's Retention of Manufacturing Jobs Inadequate

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A new report argues that the Bloomberg administration's attempts to keep manufacturing jobs in New York City are coming up short. A loophole is allowing hotels and bowling alleys to locate in places the Mayor set aside for wood shops and bakeries. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman ...

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A Bittersweet Career Change at 44

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The official unemployment rate for New York City has climbed to 10.3 percent, higher than at any point in the last 16 years. It is also higher than the national unemployment rate. WNYC continues its series of profiles of the region's jobless:

FRIEDMAN: I'm currently unemployed. ...

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MTA Chair Suggest His Old Employer: Transport for London as Consultants

Friday, October 23, 2009

The MTA's new chairman is proposing to spend up to a half-million dollars for technological advice from his old employer - Transport for London. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has more.

REPORTER: Jay Walder served as a top executive at London's transit agency until 2006. He's proposing a ...

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Watch Dog Group Cites Lag in MTA Projects

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A watchdog group is urging the MTA to scale back its request for more capital funding, saying officials won't be able spend the money quickly enough.

The transit agency has asked Albany to approve a $26-billion capital plan to spend on new train cars, station rehabilitation ...

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City Planning Commission Approves Bronx Mall Project

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Bloomberg administration's plan to turn a former armory in the Bronx into a shopping mall was approved by the City Planning Commission, eight to four.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Junior led the opposition to the project. He wants the developer, The Related Companies, to ...

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No. 2 Train Derails

Monday, October 19, 2009

(Post was updated at 2:05)

West Side IRT express service is disrupted today, thanks to a train derailment at Park Place. No.1 local service is running, though with delays, but there are no 2 or 3 trains between 14th Street and Nevins Street in Brooklyn, and few of them are ...

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