Stephen Nessen appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Subway ridership is now down 93 percent as social distancing and businesses remain closed. And budget watchdogs are just beginning to tally up the losses for the MTA.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
MTA leaders say the agency will pay $500,000 to the family of any worker who dies from COVID-19.
Monday, April 13, 2020
In an effort to protect MTA bus workers from contracting COVID-19 at work, the agency is taking new measures.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
More than 40 MTA workers have died after contracting COVID-19, and more than a thousand are quarantined in their homes.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The city's essential workers as well as MTA crews have complained about overcrowding on the subways and buses in recent weeks. In response, the MTA is making some changes.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Among the wailing of sirens on city streets, there’s another sound breaking the silence: loud and fast cars.
Friday, April 03, 2020
Judges will soon be able to ban people convicted of sexual crimes on MTA property from using public transportation for up to three years. Same goes for those who assault transit workers.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
State lawmakers have approved legislation that makes electric bikes and scooters legal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, March 19, 2020
In the current COVID-19 landscape, bike shops are seeing a boost in business.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The MTA is running regular bus and train service as part of the state response to Covid-19.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
A group representing taxi drivers is calling on the city and state to step in provide immediate assistance.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The MTA says it’s facing a financial calamity and is asking for a federal bailout.
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.
Monday, March 09, 2020
The top offender? Verizon.