Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

New MTA Cars Hit the Tracks, 2 Years Late

Friday, January 12, 2018

Riders on the J train take a look..and sniff around. You may be riding in a brand spanking new car. The first of the MTA's new crop of cars hit the tracks Friday.

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Head of NJ Transit to Step Down as Gov-Elect Murphy Promises Big Change

Friday, January 05, 2018

The head of New Jersey Transit Steve Santoro will be leaving the agency in April. Governor-elect Phil Murphy has not named a replacement.

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Bronx Fire Kills 12, Including 4 Children

Friday, December 29, 2017

New York City's deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes.

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The MTA Needs Money. How Will It Get It?

Friday, December 29, 2017

With declining service, lower revenues and upcoming budget shortfalls the MTA is in search of new and more funding. Fortunately, there are many solutions. Here are some of them. 

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It Could Have Been Worse: New Yorkers and the Republican Tax Bill

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Most New Yorkers will get a tax cut under the new tax bill, but that doesn't mean it's good for New York City.


Commuters Can Now Transfer Money Off 2-Year-Old Expired MetroCards, But Can't Get Two Free Transfers

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Governor Cuomo signed a bill late Monday that helps MetroCard hoarders, and he vetoed a bill that would've helped commuters who need more than one free transfer per trip.

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Immigrant Delivery Workers Protest Mayor's Crackdown on Electric Bikes

Monday, December 18, 2017

Hundreds of delivery workers and immigrant-rights advocates rallied at City Hall, calling on the mayor to reconsider a crackdown on electric bikes that goes into effect in January.

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Businesses That Use Electric Bikes to Be Targeted in New Year

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Starting Jan. 1, the city plans to step up enforcement on businesses that rely on electric bikes. Immigrant advocates worry workers will still be the ones who bear the brunt.

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The L Train Shutdown Will Bring Big Changes to Manhattan

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The MTA and Department of Transportation have released a sweeping plan outlining ideas to reshape the commute between Brooklyn and Manhattan

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MTA Approves LIRR Third Track Project, Despite Cost Concerns

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The MTA board voted to approve funding to begin a project that will create an additional rail for the Long Island Railroad's Main Line.

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With Lone-Wolf Attacks, Expert Says Swift Response Is Necessary

Monday, December 11, 2017

When a man tried to detonate a pipe bomb at 42nd Street Monday morning, police mobilized, isolating the incident and kept subways moving. 

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Sandy Sent This Die-Hard Rockaway Resident Far Inland

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Belle Harbor resident Richard Blanck came out of retirement after Sandy to earn enough to fix his home. But five years later, he's long gone.


MTA May Scale Back Emergency Repair Work if City Doesn't Pay Up

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Without the city's $400 million contribution, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota said he'll have to reassess what emergency subway repairs will be possible.

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Business as Usual at NJ Transit After Summer Disruption

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

During eight weeks of track work at Penn Station, NJ Transit rerouted more than 7,000 customers. But the agency says it hasn't helped them plan for future disruptions.

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MTA Rolling Out New Online Info on Subway Service

Monday, September 25, 2017

The agency wants to make it easier for riders to plan their trips by providing information about subway service in plain English, on an easy-to-use online portal.

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Federal Officials Say Bus Going 30 mph Above Speed Limit Before Crash

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A private bus that crashed into an MTA bus killing three may have been going more than double the speed limit.

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Accused of Spending $42M on Decorative Towers, MTA Admits They're for Security

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A group questioned whether the MTA board abdicated its fiduciary responsibility by not discussing or debating expenditures that are tucked into routine contract approvals.

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Penn Station Is Returning to Pre-Summer Schedules Tuesday

Monday, September 04, 2017

Liked those summer transit alternatives? They're going away. 

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Penn's So-Called 'Summer of Hell' Has Ended, Successfully and On-Time

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Amtrak's intensive 8-weeks of repairs wrapped up, and commuters can expect service to return to normal after Labor Day. But Amtrak warns the rest of the station still needs repairs.

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The MTA's 60-Day Review Plan Was Due Today — But There Isn't One

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to undergo a 60-day review of management and its capital plan. But the agency changed course, without telling its board or the public.

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