Beth Fertig

Senior Reporter, WNYC News

Beth Fertig appears in the following:

Giuliani and New York: Hometown Candidate Isn't the Favorite Son

Monday, September 10, 2007

When Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani travels around the country, he inevitably refers to the one, singular event that defines his bid for the White House.

GIULIANI: The terrorists came here on September 11th to kill many, many people and they came here to kill something ...


Schools Prepare for Greater Scrutiny

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Today marks the first day of school for the city’s 1 point 1 million students. But school really began last week for the teachers and principals. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, they’ll be under the microscope more than ever thanks to a new system for ...

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Pilot Program Fights Poverty With Cash Incentives

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New York City is about to embark on a new experiment in fighting poverty. Some 2500 low income families will be chosen for a pilot program that will pay them cash in exchange for completing certain activities. WNYC’s Beth Fertig has more on the program’s ...


Congestion Pricing Commission Filled

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A commission to study Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan will be able to get to work, now that its 17 members have all been appointed. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

By design, the commission is heavily slanted in Bloomberg's favor. Ten of the 17 members were ...


Federal Transit Aid to NYC Contingent on Action

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The federal government's decision to award New York City $354 million for congestion pricing is not a done deal. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: To get money from Washington, the city first needs action from Albany. US Transportation Secretary Mary Peters says there are two ...


Dollars for Congestion Pricing

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The federal Department of Transportation announced this morning that it will help to fund Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. WNYC reporter Beth Fertig explains the details.


Transit Workers Often Last to Know About Delays

Friday, August 10, 2007

Transit riders weren't the only ones experiencing confusion during Wednesday's storm that shut down the subways. The station agents also had trouble at times finding out which trains were down. WNYC's Beth Fertig interviewed these two agents, who didn't want to give their names, because ...


Governor Asks MTA to Look At Flooding

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Governor Spitzer has appointed a task force to look at subway flooding in the wake of yesterday's storm which shut down the city's transit system. But as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the issue has already gotten a lot of scrutiny.


MTA Update

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

WNYC reporter Beth Fertig on the status of the transit system.


Mass Transportation Headache

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

High wind and torrential rain at the dawn of a stiflingly humid Wednesday caused widespread chaos for morning commuters, delayed flights at New York's three major airports and was blamed for at least one death. WNYC’s Beth Fertig talks with our local host for All ...


NYC Transit Takes New Safety Steps

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New York City Transit and the Transport Workers union say they've taken new safety steps, following a report which found basic safety steps were ignored prior to the deaths of 2 track workers. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: Daniel Boggs and Marvin Franklin were each ...


Bugging Out – How New Yorkers Deal With Big Summer Roaches

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Yorkers are used to rats, pigeons and more than a fare share of household pests. But they still seem surprised - and disgusted - every summer when some exceptionally large, six-legged creatures come out of the sewers and walk the streets at night. WNYC’s ...


MTA Explores Possible Fare Hike

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The MTA's proposed fare hike is just one part of a four year financial plan that will be closely scrutinized by board members before the end of the year. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: The MTA's pension and welfare costs are rising and so is ...


New York's Steam Network Considered Highly Effective

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Despite the alarming and deadly steam pipe explosion on 41st street this week, most of Manhattan south of 96th street continues to get its heat and hot water thanks to steam. A hundred and five miles of steam pipes are buried several feet below the ...


Talks Continue on Congestion Pricing

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Despite the breakdown earlier this week, talks continue in Albany over a way to salvage Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

Governor Spitzer cancelled a trip to Buffalo today to continue negotiating. And aides to a few Assembly Members say they were ...


Gridlock in Albany on Mayor's Congestion Pricing Plan

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mayor Bloomberg may think the traffic in midtown Manhattan is bad… but he’s now seeing a different form of gridlock: the one in Albany. Bloomberg’s plan to charge drivers who enter Manhattan did NOT win approval from state lawmakers yesterday, even though he warned that ...


Flooding and High Temps for NYC in Long Term

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Rising sea levels, hotter summers and damaged crops are all part of the long term forecast for the region, according to a new report on climate change. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

If current levels of greenhouse gas emissions continue, summer in New York could feel ...


Congestion Pricing Fight Continues

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Republican Senate Leader Joseph Bruno says he'll call a special session on Monday to vote on Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan. But as WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, the legislation still faces an uphill fight.

Bruno accompanied the mayor to Washington yesterday, where they met with the ...


Parents Voice School Concerns

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Parents and teachers alike had a lot of questions at a hearing last night about the Bloomberg administration's plan to use hundreds of millions of dollars in new school aid. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

REPORTER: After 14 years of litigation, parents and education advocates said ...


City Creates Plan to Spend Extra Cash

Friday, July 06, 2007

The city's education department has come up with a plan to spend another billion dollars in state and local funds this year. A good part of that will go toward reducing class sizes. WNYC's Beth Fertig has more.

The extra funds were included in the new ...