Beenish Ahmed

Beenish Ahmed appears in the following:

Bus Service Exacerbates Social Inequality, Says City Comptroller

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bus routes haven't gotten much of an update since the 1980s. 

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Toronto Transit CEO Tapped to Helm New York City Transit System

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Andy Byford called managing New York City’s expansive bus network and subway system “arguably the toughest job in transit right now.”

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Subway Advocates Launch a Twitter War Against the Governor

Monday, November 20, 2017

On-time performance fell from 81 percent in 2013 to 63 percent in the first eight months of 2017, according to MTA records.

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The Subway Might Seem Crowded, But Ridership Is on the Decline

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Don't blame track work, says MTA Chairman Joe Lhota. 

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MTA Tries to be More Human, But Maybe Just Adds to the Noise

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The MTA is trying to strike a conversational tone with riders through its onboard announcements. A former conductor remains skeptical.

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The Day After Attack, Questions Surface About Surveillance, Bike Safety

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

WNYC reporters on questions that have arisen about Seyfullo Saipov's use of surveillance and how bicycle lane safety measures may have prevented the deaths.


A Grand Central Ghost Story

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

When it comes to the subway, there's more to fear than delays and derailments. 

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The New MTA Payment System Will Still Have a Card for You

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

For those who may not have bank accounts or smart phones, there's another option.

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The MTA Might Change How You Pay for Your Bus Fare

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A coalition is calling for the MTA to adopt a new fare system that could speed things up.

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Trump's America: A Hostile Place For Huddled Masses

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Muslim commentator Beenish Ahmed says the election results "make official a nostalgia for a whiter America."


Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.


Learning — And Unlearning — To Be An 'Ambassador' For Islam

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Since she was a little girl, Beenish Ahmed has felt called on to represent all Muslims in an often Islamophobic country. But how?


Henry Dumas Wrote About Black People Killed By Cops. Then He Was Killed By A Cop

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Dumas was a rising heavyweight black writer when a white cop shot and killed him in 1968. In the age of Black Lives Matter, it's an almost eerie story of a black life lost.


A Mother's Beloved Cooking, A Daughter's Bittersweet Inheritance

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My mom cooks in a makeshift kitchen in the garage because she doesn't want the smell of simmering onions — the start of most of her dishes — to settle into the walls of our house. Even when there's a foot of snow on the ground, I find her there ...


In Pakistan, It's Not Just Soldiers With PTSD

Friday, November 08, 2013

Noor Khan traveled more than three hours through treacherous mountain roads from his remote village of Bajaur to the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan. He makes the journey every few months in an effort to quiet the whirring he hears in his head.

The 27-year-old farmer has family and ...


'Tweet Seats' Come To Theaters, But Can Patrons Plug In Without Tuning Out?

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's standard practice for theaters to request that patrons turn off their electronic devices before a show begins, and common courtesy for theater-goers to oblige ... until now.

Some theaters have started to offer special "tweet seats" from which audience members can follow a play-by-play thread of information about a ...