Matthew Schuerman

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Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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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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 ...


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 ...

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 ...


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


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 ...


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 ...


Paterson Courts GOP Lawmakers Over MTA Rescue

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

After calling the plan for new bridge tolls "dead" last week, Governor Paterson says it's time to start working on another rescue plan for the MTA. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports that the governor's beginning to look across the aisle.

REPORTER: With Democrats in the state Senate ...


Protesters Condemn Bank Bailout

Friday, April 03, 2009

More than 200 people marched, chanted and sang their way through the streets of Lower Manhattan this afternoon, protesting the government's bailout of banks. They stopped in front of three of buildings occupied by AIG's buildings and other buildings occupied by banks and demanded that ...


Paterson Urges MTA Bailout

Friday, April 03, 2009

Governor Paterson is threatening to force state legislators to approve a plan to avert the MTA fare hikes scheduled to go into effect at the end of May. But WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports he isn't giving them a firm deadline.

REPORTER: Addressing business leaders in Manhattan, ...


Paterson Pledges to Stop MTA Fare Hike

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Governor Paterson is threatening to force state legislators to approve a plan to avert the MTA fare hikes that are scheduled to go into effect at the end of May. But WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports he isn't giving them a firm deadline. Addressing business leaders ...


Paterson Defends Budget to Business

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Governor Paterson defended his budget in front a ballroom full of business people this morning, many of whom will be paying an 8.97 percent state income tax.

Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York, he called the $132-billion budget balanced ...


Numbers Game

Monday, March 30, 2009

With changes to the MTA and a new state budget, the fiscal landscape of both the city and the state have changed dramatically over the past few days. But what does it mean for your day-to-day? Karen DeWitt, Albany bureau chief for New York public radio, discusses the ...

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The MTA Cuts, by the Numbers

Thursday, March 26, 2009

subwaywJust how bad are they? MTA Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger earlier this week predicted riders would be calling up their legislators later this year, saying, 'My God, I can't get to work on time!'

The MTA has put up on its ...

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MTA adopts fare hikes, service cuts

Thursday, March 26, 2009

They said they didn't want to do it, but board members of the MTA say they had no other choice. They voted almost unanimously yesterday to boost fares and tolls by about 25 percent, and to reduce service on many of the region's bus, train ...


MTA Decision Day

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's March 25th, the deadline lawmakers have to come up with a plan to save New York City transit. WNYC reporters Andrea Bernstein and Matthew Schuerman discuss the fare hikes, service cuts, and other provisions being decided on in Albany.

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