Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Shrink the Second Avenue Subway? Not so Fast, Say Mayor and Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and about a dozen city and state lawmakers say the MTA should restore $1 billion to the long-delayed subway line.
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How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thirsty concrete, walls made out of styrofoam sandwiches and intelligent ponds are just a few of the new, and not-so-new ideas being tried out to prevent damage from flooding.

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Baby, Baby, Where Did Our Love (or Second Avenue Subway Money) Go?

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Beginning in May, the MTA began asking for more money from the city in order to get the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway built. So how did its funding get gutted?
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New MTA Capital Plan Slashes Funding for Second Avenue Subway

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The MTA board has formally passed its latest five-year, $26 billion capital spending plan. But while some new projects were included, the Second Avenue Subway was the big loser.
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Three Years After Sandy, a Peninsula Scattered with Broken Toilets and Creeping Mold

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

While the city's Build it Back program has helped nearly 6,000 households, many people are still living in damaged homes. Take the residents of Arverne, Queens, for example.

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How Do You Get to the End of the 2nd Avenue Subway?

Monday, October 26, 2015

The latest deal on MTA funding won't even finish the line's second phase — let alone the third and the fourth. Which means the hunt for more money is on. 

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Three-year-old Traffic Victim Honored at the Intersection of Grief and Hope

Friday, October 23, 2015

A street in Flushing, Queens where a 3-year-old was struck and killed by an SUV has been co-named in her honor. 

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Build it Back Makes Strides, Three Years After Sandy

Thursday, October 22, 2015

After a slow and frustrating start, the city's repair program has reached more than half of its active applicants.       


Bellevue Hospital's Long, Twisted Road to Resiliency

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As pressure mounted to show progress on rebuilding, emails show the city and FEMA disagreeing over how and when to announce Sandy aid.


Cash Alone Can't Fix What Ails Crowded LaGuardia

Monday, October 19, 2015

Instead of building our way to a better flying experience, analysts suggest the nation should look to technological solutions.

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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?


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.


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?  


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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