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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman joined WNYC in December 2007 as the transportation and economic development reporter. He covered repeated financial crises at the MTA, the most severe transit cuts in decades, as well as the impact of the recession on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn and the World Trade Center redevelopment in Lower Manhattan. Since 2010, Schuerman has been an editor in the WNYC newsroom. In addition, he has recently reported a number of Sandy-related stories.

Schuerman came to radio from The New York Observer, where he also covered economic development. Earlier, he was an associate editor at Worth Magazine, and free-lanced for The Village Voice, Fortune, City Limits, and other publications.

Schuerman has been a fan of WNYC since the mid-1990s, when he was working as a reporter at The Day, a daily newspaper in New London, Conn. Though 100 miles away from New York, he could get Brian Lehrer and Leonard Lopate on his car radio while driving along Interstate 95 on his daily rounds, thanks to how the AM signal travels over the Long Island Sound.

A native of Chicago, Schuerman graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude. He received a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

Touching That Subway Pole in Winter

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Yes, you can catch a cold from a subway pole, but wash your hands and you'll probably be fine.

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All Aboard, Amtrak! And that Means Cats and Dogs, Too.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The crowd-pleasing pilot program, which was the result of a rare moment of bipartisan harmony in Congress, has been expanded to include more trains as well as the Acela.
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Wait for It: A Year After Fatal Metro-North Crash, Grade Crossing Still the Same

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Six people were killed last February when a train collided with an SUV on the tracks in Westchester. But no changes have been made to the crossing.
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Uber Price Cut Cuts Both Ways, Drivers Say

Monday, February 01, 2016

The car service operator says cheaper fares will increase business for everyone, but some drivers disagree.
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Despite New Laws, Delivery Cyclists Continue to Take Risks and Get Hurt

Monday, February 01, 2016

Commercial bicyclists are far more likely than other riders to get hurt, even controlling for the number of miles they travel. 

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Longshoremen Expected to Return to Work after Walkoff Brings NY and NJ Ports to a Standstill

Friday, January 29, 2016

An unannounced strike causes trucks to back up for blocks around New York's and New Jersey's ports.

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The Chemistry Beneath Your Boots

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Imagine building a brick wall with bagels or baseball bats. Now you know how rock salt melts ice in winter.

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Where's the Urgency? MTA Muddles Forward as Mayor, Governor Fail to Budget Transit Funds

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

When the mayor and the governor reached a deal on MTA funding, transit advocates were thrilled. But a deal is one thing. Getting the actual cash out of the city and the state is another.
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LIRR Raises Hopes — Only to Leave Them on Crowded Platforms

Monday, January 25, 2016

Less than half a day after the storm ended, the MTA was able to restore service on buses, above-ground subways, and Metro-North. But commuters on Long Island weren't as lucky.
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New York City Wins Big in Disaster Resiliency, New Jersey Comes in Last

Thursday, January 21, 2016

WNYC
HUD's secretary blames New Jersey's "weaker application" for why the state won just $15 million out of $1 billion nationally to fight against floods, fires, drought and other disasters. 

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Feds Give $176M to Extend Manahattan's Flood Walls

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Staving off the next big storm is incremental: A $608 million project to protect Chinatown, the Financial District and the Battery will soon be about half-funded.

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De Blasio To Fight State Budget Cuts 'By Any Means Necessary'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The mayor and Governor Cuomo are offering diverging views on what the proposed state budget means for New York City.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback. 

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Federal Mediators Side With NJ Transit Unions — Again

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

For the second time in less than a year, White House-appointed mediators have ruled in favor of rail workers in their long-running dispute with NJ Transit.
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A Little Divine Intervention for Brooklyn Bus Riders

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A man says God told him to start a bus service on Utica Avenue. Donations are optional, but the atmosphere is far from secular. 

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NYC Subway System to Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service and Revamped Stations

Friday, January 08, 2016

The governor capped off a week of references to the Erie Canal and the founding fathers by vowing to bring the city's transit system into the 21st century.
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Penn Station's Lesson: If At First You Don't Succeed...

Friday, January 08, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise to overhaul Penn Station is like déjà vu all over again. Will this time be any different? 
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Cuomo Has New Perspective on Javits Center

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Four years after calling for Manhattan's convention center to be demolished, the governor does an about-face.

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What City Life Does to the Country Mouse

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities. 

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Legendary, Sometimes-Functioning Structure Returns to Port Authority Bus Terminal

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's under wraps right now, but the bus terminal's audio kinetic sculpture is almost ready to roll again.
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