Stephen Nessen covers transportation for the WNYC Newsroom.
Since 2008, his work has varied from chronicling the transformation of the World Trade Center through photos and radio stories, to profiling the city’s most unique characters, like a tabloid crime photographer, Mohawk Ironworker and Cuban Salsa legend Arsenio Rodriguez. He spent a year reporting on the oldest family in one of the city’s oldest public housing projects for a four part series. His stories are often featured on NPR, and his photos have been the subject of a Yahoo television show.
Read Stephen's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Thursday, December 05, 2019
The MTA says its new contract with the Transport Workers Union will save the agency $44 million a year, but budget watchdogs say that's not much.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
The MTA and the Transport Worker's Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after six months of negotiations.
Monday, November 25, 2019
City Council members questioned the MTA's decision to hire 500 new police officers to patrol the subways. This comes as major crime in the transit system is down.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
New bus-mounted cameras that ticket drivers caught blocking bus lanes on 14th Street will be turned on Thursday.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
MTA engineers didn't know enough about terra cotta tiles to prevent a chunk from falling last year, injuring one woman, according to the latest report from the agency's IG.
Monday, November 18, 2019
It's a given that when the MTA uses weekend hours for track work that service will slow down, but rider Iva Dixit tells WNYC about a hellish Friday night commute.
Monday, October 28, 2019
The subway just turned 115. You're invited.
Sunday, July 28, 2019
The 56th annual Old Timers event was just wrapping up when gunfire broke out.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Plus, WNYC's transportation reporters ask for your ideas on how they should be covering cycling for We the Commuters.
Monday, April 29, 2019
The first weekend of the L-train slow down, and calls from riders.
Friday, April 05, 2019
Traffic in Manhattan is terrible, and the subway system isn’t much better. Will charging people a fee to drive below 60th Street fix both problems?
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Stephen Nessen on congestion pricing.
Friday, March 29, 2019
The New York legislature continues its budget negotiation in Albany, and a deal on congestion pricing is reportedly close to being finalized.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
New York City could become the first major U.S. city to charge drivers a fee for entering the busiest parts the city. Similar congestion pricing programs have reduced traffic in London and Singapore.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Stephen Nessen on subway accessibility.
Sunday, March 03, 2019
He's asking federal officials to find out why the MTA allowed 4,000 pieces of faulty safety equipment to be installed.
Friday, March 01, 2019
Checking in on the latest MTA news.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
It was just last month the MTA abruptly announced the 15-month L train shutdown was cancelled after years of planning.
Monday, February 04, 2019
Many inmates had been on lockdown in cells without electricity or heat during days of bitter cold. "They're human beings," said the mother of one inmate.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
After a year-long stalemate, Amtrak and the MTA have agreed to move forward with four new train stations in the East Bronx.