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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Private Solutions to Public Transportation Problems

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Miami is using a private company to build and manage its "tunnel of tomorrow." Could New York learn a lesson from that example?

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MTA Tries Blocking 'Political' Ads, But Some Get Away

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The agency's viewpoint-neutral ad policy was supposed to fix a problem. But enforcing it has raised new issues.
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Seven Things the MTA's Capital Plan Does. You'll Probably Only Notice Three of Them.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The mayor and governor agreed on how to fund billions of dollars' worth of transit goodness. But you probably won't notice where the money's going. At least not yet.
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Why New York's Roads Are All Trucked Up

Monday, October 12, 2015

New York City is more dependent on trucks than any major city in the country. And it's going to get worse.

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The Gray Whale Sneaks Back into the Atlantic, Two Centuries Later

Thursday, October 08, 2015

A researcher says gray whales used to roam back and forth between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Their reappearance off of Africa may be due to global warming.

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New York's Bus Terminal: Overcrowded, Fragile and Largely Ignored

Monday, October 05, 2015

Buses move more people into the city from New Jersey each morning than NJ Transit trains do. But they don't have any good place to drop them off.
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This Hurricane Won't Be Like the Last One

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin is headed north, possibly towards New York and New Jersey. An expert says it could pack stronger winds than Sandy, but it won't likely be as large or damaging.

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The $800 Billion Ticket to Get Us to 2040

Monday, September 28, 2015

Experts say it will cost $400 billion over 25 years just to maintain the transportation infrastructure we have. To make it a lot better, we may have to pay twice that.

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Fed Watchdog Says Sandy Recovery Program Broke the Rules

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gov. Cuomo's buyouts have earned praise from environmentalists for getting homes out of harm's way. But should landlords benefit from it as well?  

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These Lanes Were Made for Biking

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

But a lot of cabs, trucks and inanimate objects seem at home in them. Our Bike Blocker project is mapping all the obstructions to the city's bike lanes, and we want your help.  

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Cuomo Reverses Stance, Pushes for $15 Minimum Wage for All Workers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will support raising the minimum wage for all workers across New York state — not just those in fast food — to $15 an hour.

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Gone Are the Days of Hailing a Cab

Thursday, September 03, 2015

At last, cab drivers have their own app, which launched this week. It's called Arro, and it's the taxi equivalent of Uber.

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An Extra Week of Summer, If You Choose to Accept It

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time? 

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Rebuilding After Sandy: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Louisiana coastline 10 years ago. The government's response was heavily criticized, but it taught New York how not to do things after Sandy.  

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Can Harlem Get Police Attention Without Times Square's Topless Women?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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Harlem officials want the same amount of attention that the Crossroads of the World is getting for its nuisance complaints. 

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A Great Wall of Staten Island to Ward Off Hurricanes

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Army Corps has resurrected its 50-year-old plan to build a long ridge along the hard-hit coast. But it may not be tall enough. 

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In Tunnel Funding Squabble, Schumer Steps In

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.

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Legionnaires' Strikes Some as Young as 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Most fatalities from the recent outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease have been older adults with underlying medical issues. But those are not the only people getting sick.

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The Cost of Our Water

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Our water travels through an invisible infrastructure that starts over 100 miles away -- and it comes at a serious cost. Explore the challenges we face in maintaining our water supply.

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Port Authority Cool to New Hudson Tunnel Talks

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The agency meant to foster regional cooperation says it needs more information if discussions "are to be fruitful."
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