Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The MTA has agreed to set aside some jobs for pregnant transit workers. The agreement comes months after a transit worker lost a her baby while working on the job.
Monday, November 09, 2020
The MTA is hopeful that president-elect Joe Biden’s administration will help it recover from pandemic-related losses. But watchdogs are wary.
Friday, November 06, 2020
Protesters took to the streets for another night in New York and were once again met with a strong show of police force.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
As straphangers return underground, headline grabbing crimes may deter some from riding the subways.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
MTA leadership says they’re worried that NYPD officers aren't patrolling the subways enough. They say a stronger police presence could've prevented recent crimes.
Monday, October 26, 2020
The city's subway system turns 116 years old Tuesday, and while a lot has changed since 1904, a lot remains the same. Author John Morris breaks down how far we've come.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
A new NYU study of transit workers found that nearly 25 percent of those surveyed tested positive for COVID 19 or had antibodies.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
New digital subway map is supposed to make a straphangers life much easier.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
New York top fiscal watchdog is sounding the alarm about the MTA’s future. The State Comptroller’s annual report finds mass transit will be severely cut if no federal aid comes soon.
Monday, October 12, 2020
Trump promised to spend trillions on infrastructure, but Gateway, the most important project in the tri-state area, maybe the country, still hasn’t really gotten off the ground.
Monday, October 05, 2020
When something happens in the subways, a message is broadcast over a phone line called the Six Wire. And when one of its workers retires, the line is used for a farewell.
Monday, September 28, 2020
The MTA needs $12 billion to get through the next year, or it says it will have to resort to massive cuts in service, fare hikes, and layoffs. And there’s no sign the money is coming.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
A Manhattan straphanger has received the MTA's "highest civilian honor": free rides for a year. Rikien Wilder, caught the alleged culprit who caused a train derailment Sunday.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Nearly 20 percent of the MTA’s subway and bus workers are women, but when they get pregnant, the MTA can be slow to accommodate them. This has led to multiple complaints and lawsuits.
Tuesday, September 01, 2020
Black Lives Matter protesters say two men in a dark SUV tried to run them over during protests in July. The men are public employees; they work for the MTA.
Friday, August 28, 2020
New York's transit system has weathered the Great Depression, the attacks of 9/11 and more, but the current global pandemic is having the most devastating effect of any disaster.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The MTA is preparing a budget that includes major service cuts, layoffs and fare hikes if it doesn't receive federal aid soon.
Monday, August 24, 2020
An already cash strapped transit system now has to fix hundreds of smashed subway windows. The 7 train has been hit the hardest.
Friday, August 21, 2020
New York City has installed less than a quarter of the new bus lanes it pledged to have in place by the end of the year. This comes as bus ridership is returning faster than the subways.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Taxi drivers are calling on the city and lenders to reduce their medallion debt. With ridership low because of the pandemic, already struggling drivers can't make payments.