Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

MTA Delays Plans to Hire New Police Officers, But Not Because of Recent Protests

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Amid calls for police reforms, the MTA is delaying its plan to hire more police officers. 

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First Day of MTA Reopening, Many Riders Still Pass on Masks

Monday, June 08, 2020

With Phase One of reopening in effect for New York City, the MTA expects more than one million riders could return to public transit.

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Protesters March in NYC for Ninth Straight Night

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Friday marked the ninth consecutive night of protests in New York City. 


MTA to Pull Entire Fleet of R179s, Again, After De-Coupling Incident

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Early Wednesday morning an A train pulled into Chambers Street and two of the cars de-coupled. There were no injuries. But, the MTA is pulling all of these trains from service.

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As New York City Prepares to Open, No Plan for Managing More Cars

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

As the city prepares for the first phase of reopening, there's concern that cars will clog the streets because commuters fear using mass transit.

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MTA Prepares for Phase 1 Reopening and "Return" To Regular Service, With Caveats

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

As the city prepares for Phase One of reopening on Monday, the MTA has released its plan to return to regular service, with some caveats.

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MTA Bus Driver Navigates Protests to Deliver Essential Workers

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

When protests spread across the city, MTA bus routes often are disrupted. On Sunday one bus driver decided to stay on course.

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9 Weeks Of Weekend Work for Signal Upgrades Coming To F Line

Thursday, May 28, 2020

In spite of the New York region's shutdown, the MTA has been moving forward on hundreds of construction projects, with the latest set to start this weekend on the F Train.

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Gateway Program's Portal Bridge Replacement Gets Cash Infusion

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Portal Bridge in New Jersey used by NJ Transit and Amtrak is getting nearly $92 million in federal funds. 

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MTA Begins UV Light Pilot to Kill Coronavirus On Trains, Buses and In Stations

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The MTA is now experimenting with a way to kill the coronavirus on trains and buses using Ultra Violet light.

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Union Has Demands Before MTA Fully Reopens

Friday, May 15, 2020

As the MTA prepares to reopen the subways and restore service to pre-pandemic levels, the union representing subway and bus workers has a list of demands.

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MTA Says After First Week of Shutdowns Train are Gleaming

Thursday, May 14, 2020

It’s been over a week since the MTA began suspending overnight service to remove the homeless population and clean trains and stations.

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MTA Joins Other Transit Agencies Around Country Calling For Federal Relief

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Public transit agencies from across the country, including the MTA, are urging Congress to approve another round of federal stimulus aid. 

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The Subways Are Shutting Down Overnight

Thursday, May 07, 2020

Why and how the subways are closing overnight for the first time, plus a look ahead at how to keep transit safe when ridership rebounds.

New York City's Subway Ends 24-Hour Service Amid Pandemic

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The New York City subway system is halting service from 1 to 5 a.m. indefinitely. Transit officials say they need more time to clean and have to save money while ridership is down.


How the MTA's First Overnight Subway Shutdown Went

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the MTA closed the subways from one to five this morning. That was in order to do extensive cleaning of trains and stations.

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How to Get Around During Overnight Subway Shutdown

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The MTA is shuttering subway service from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m in order to do more extensive cleaning. The radically new schedule will continue for the foreseeable future.

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MTA Prepares For Overnight Closures And Intensive Cleaning

Monday, May 04, 2020

The MTA is preparing for the end of 24-hour service starting early Wednesday morning. 

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MTA to Shutdown Overnight Service from 1 A.M. to 5 A.M. Starting May 6

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The MTA will shutdown each night in order to clean subway cars and stations. This comes as the pandemic continues and the MTA faces pressure to its homeless problem

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Amid Pandemic, MTA Takes New Steps to Remove Homeless From Subways

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Under pressure from Governor Cuomo, the MTA is taking new steps to clean up the subways and remove people experiencing homelessness from the trains.

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