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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

MTA Head Says Agency is Transparent, Accountable

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Lee Sander is defending his agency against the attacks state senators have made against the MTA during the debate over a bailout package. Speaking on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, he said State Senators failed to understand just how ...

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Silver Not Satisfied With MTA Plan

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the MTA bailout deal that Senate Democrats tentatively agreed to last night does not have enough money for capital projects.

SILVER: I am mindful of the 70s when the system was allowed to deteriorate and I think what ...

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Senate Takes Up MTA Rescue Plan, But It's No Panacea

Monday, May 04, 2009

The State Senate is expected to take up Governor Paterson’s revised rescue plan for the MTA today, and could pass it as soon as tomorrow. But as WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman reports, the move won’t end the transit authority’s troubles.

REPORTER: The Governor’s latest plan will allow ...

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MTA Moves Forward With Bleecker Street Station Project

Monday, May 04, 2009

Even before it gets potential new money from the state, the MTA is moving forward with projects it has already bid out. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports on one that's underway in lower Manhattan.

REPORTER: For years, straphangers have faced an awkward subway transfer in Greenwich Village. ...

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Building Collapse Closes Streets in Lower Manhattan

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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There's a street closure in lower Manhattan as emergency personnel clears the site of this morning's three-alarm building collapse.

A five-story building at 69 Reade Street has suffered a partial collapse of the front of the building. A car was ...

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MTA to Balance Books with a Change to Budget Cycle

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has fallen into such dire financial straits that it's changing its budgeting cycle, at least temporarily. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The MTA decided to create an 18-month budget starting in July, instead of seeing through the current 12-month budget that ends ...

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Senate Delays Vote on MTA Rescue Plan

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The state Senate was slated to vote on an MTA rescue plan today, but now it won't happen until next week. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: Lawmakers made two minor amendments on Tuesday, necessitating the delay. The state constitution requires any bill rest on lawmakers' desks ...

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MTA: More Deficits Loom

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the economy is looking so bad, the agency will have a $621 million deficit this year, and a $1 billion deficit next year. But Chief Financial Officer Gary Dellaverson told MTA board members there are currently no plans for additional ...

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MTA's Debt and Disrepair

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The state Senate is expected to vote on a rescue plan for the MTA Wednesday. Even though an earlier version promised to end the MTA’s woes for some time to come, it is looking more and more like a short-term fix. WNYC’s Matthew Schuerman reports.

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The Short Unhappy Life of a Subway Rat

Monday, April 27, 2009

ratA New York City Transit official named Eric Barthell briefed the MTA board members Monday on rats, and what transit system is doing about them. He brought a helpful prop, pictured above, though much of his message was that rats ...

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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.

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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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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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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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