Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

You Asked, We Answered: Responses to Your Questions About the MTA

Friday, July 28, 2017

We've been asking listeners to share their comments, questions and concerns about the MTA with us. Inside: answers about countdown clocks, dirty stations, and signal repairs.

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The People’s Guide to Power: Electric Bikes Edition

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In a new series, WNYC is looking at how government works and the different ways people get involved. On the Upper West Side one man is trying to fix a common neighborhood problem.

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One Man's Fight to Regulate E-Bikes in His Neighborhood

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Annoyed by electric bikes zipping around his neighborhood, one UWS resident decided to document the problem. He discusses his crusade to find the people responsible for their regulation.

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MTA has $800M Plan to Fix the Subways — Now It Needs the City to Split the Costs

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Derailments, track fires, power outages and increasing delays. But the new Chairman of the MTA has a plan, if the city will help.

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How to Get to Work With Penn Station Under Repair

Friday, July 07, 2017

With extensive track repairs beginning July 10, thousands of commuters from New Jersey and Long Island will have to seek alternatives to their usual routes. Here are the options.

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Governor Declares 'State of Emergency' for the MTA

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The 30-day state of emergency allows the governor to suspend the MTA's procurement process, which he hopes will speed up the contracting to replace signals and cars.

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The MTA's New Chairman Knows the Job — He's Already Held It

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Joe Lhota is credited with getting the subway system on its feet again quickly after Sandy. And he has a combative streak. Will that work this time around?

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MTA Board Holds Contentious Hearing, But Has Few Subway Solutions

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The MTA held a nearly five-hour board meeting. The usually cordial gathering got heated over issues related to the governor.

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Here's How to Avoid Penn Station During Amtrak Work This Summer

Monday, June 12, 2017

Amtrak is expected to start eight weeks of repairs in July. Other options for riders include ferry, boat and free transfers.

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New JFK Animal Facility Hopes to be Premiere Horse Destination — If It Opens

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The facility needs USDA approval and staff, which a consultant for ARK is not sure will arrive in time for opening later this month.

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Experts Believe They've Found a Legal Loophole for Congestion Pricing

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Charging drivers to cross the East River bridges is an idea that's failed before. But advocates argue state law already gives the city the power, and it's a question of political will.

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New Jersey Voters Say They're Not Ready to Vote in Gubernatorial Primary

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Interviews with a smattering of New Jerseyans confirms what polls have been saying — the 11 candidates running for governor just aren't well known.

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NJ Transit Plans to Spend $15 Million Offering Alternatives for Penn Station Commuters

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Jersey Transit officials estimate 7,400 customers a day will be diverted to Hoboken during peak commuting hours this summer due to work at Penn Station.

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This is Why Your Summer NJ Transit/LIRR Commute Might Be...Challenging

Monday, May 29, 2017

After a pair of derailments and weeks of delays, Amtrak will be making intensive fixes at Penn Station over a 44 day-stretch beginning in July. See where the work will happen.

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The MTA Wants to Increase Capital Spending, by Borrowing More

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The MTA voted to increase spending in its 2015-2019 Capital Plan by $5 billion. This comes as it's service is under fire for breakdowns and delays. But, there are doubters.

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Solving Commuting Woes at Penn Station and the MTA

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Public transportation in the city is at a near breaking point. Penn Station and the MTA have crumbling infrastructure. And the governors of both states have ideas about what to do.

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Amtrak Is Under Fire For Delays At New York's Penn Station

Sunday, May 21, 2017

After a month of breakdowns and delays at Penn Station, Amtrak will be making major repairs to tracks, but leaders from New York and New Jersey are calling on Amtrak to give up control of the station.

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A Better Sounding Subway

Monday, May 15, 2017

A little noted element of the new 2nd Ave. stations is how they sound. From the announcements to the platform, it's a different experience. And that's no accident.

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Staten Island Bus Service Struggles as Rezoning Looms

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

For many Staten Islanders, getting to work means catching a bus to the ferry, but some report the bus is often failing them.

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Gateway vs ARC: Matters of Timing and Funding

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The ARC tunnel under the Hudson would've been near completion now had construction begun. The Gateway Project will cost double and has a long way to go. But it has a bigger aim.

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