Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

NY Lawmakers Legalize E-Bikes

Thursday, April 02, 2020

State lawmakers have approved legislation that makes electric bikes and scooters legal. 


The MTA During COVID-19: Nine MTA Workers Have Died, Overcrowding Concerns, and Now Fewer Trains

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The MTA has continued to operate, but after nine workers died from COVID-19, and nearly 600 have tested positive, there's a shortage of workers.

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One Dead, Dozens Injured in NYC Subway Fire

Friday, March 27, 2020

Officials are still searching for who’s responsible for starting a fire this morning on a subway car that killed the conductor and injured more than a dozen people.


Port Authority Reports 23 Employees Test Positive for COVID-19, Ridership Plummets

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says 23 of its 7,000 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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City Recruits Taxi Drivers To Make Home Deliveries

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The city is recruiting under-worked taxi drivers to help deliver food to New Yorkers who can’t or shouldn’t leave their homes.


C Line Shuts Down in Effort to Protect MTA Workers Exposure to COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

The MTA has pledged to continue running regular service during the pandemic in an effort to get essential workers to work, but when MTA workers test positive, lines can be shut down.


The MTA Facing 'Financial Calamity'

Friday, March 20, 2020

WNYC's Stephen Nessen on the transit system's finanicial straits -- and the breaking news of Gov. Cuomo's "PAUSE" order

Bike Sales Booming As Public Transit Ridership Plummets

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In the current COVID-19 landscape, bike shops are seeing a boost in business.


MTA Continues Running Regular Service, Despite Plummeting Ridership

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The MTA is running regular bus and train service as part of the state response to Covid-19.

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Struggling Taxi Drivers Call for Help

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A group representing taxi drivers is calling on the city and state to step in provide immediate assistance.


MTA Asks Feds for $4 Billion Bailout

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The MTA says it’s facing a financial calamity and is asking for a federal bailout.


Even COVID-19 Can't Break New Yorkers from Sunday Routines

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Several City Council members are calling for the city to close places that don’t provide essential services like bars and restaurants.


MTA Names And Shames Companies With Most Bus Lane Violations

Monday, March 09, 2020

The top offender? Verizon.

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MTA Says Don't Ride The Subway If You Can Avoid It

Monday, March 09, 2020

City health officials concede that it's possible to get Coronavirus on the subway - but the MTA is trying to keep that from happening.

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Tips for Commuters During a Coronavirus Outbreak

Thursday, March 05, 2020

While there's still a lot we don't know, experts believe COVID-19 is a hardy virus, and can live on surfaces for hours. What' a commuter to do?

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Majority of MTA's Access-a-Ride Trips are in Taxis Now, But Riders Still Have Issues

Thursday, March 05, 2020

The MTA has shifted 60% of it paratransit rides to green taxis and black cars, but WNYC spoke with many commuters in the program and found they have seriously mixed reviews

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MTA Begins Aggressive Sanitation Campaign To Protect Riders from Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

The MTA is rolling out an aggressive new cleaning regimen to prevent spread of the novel corona virus.

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Amtrak Planning Tunnel Rehab Before Gateway Project Begins

Monday, March 02, 2020

The federal government continues to hold up the $13 billion Gateway Project to build a new tunnel between New York and New Jersey, so Amtrak is preparing to do repairs in the meantime.


MTA Still Has No Date When Paratransit E-Hail Pilot Changes

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The MTA is not sharing a date yet for when it's going to end a popular program offered to 1,200 Access-a-ride users.

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MTA Names Interim Replacement for Beloved Transit Head

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The MTA has named an interim replacement for the beloved Andy Byford, who stepped down from the job on Friday.

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