Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Full alternate side parking rules in effect after 2-year hiatus, and residents tired of “walking in filth” are ok with it

Friday, July 01, 2022

Two years ago, the city cut the number of alternate side parking days on some residential streets in half. On Tuesday, it's being restored so those streets can be cleaned twice a week.


MTA’s congestion pricing program, back on track, again

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The MTA says its congestion pricing program is back on track after federal officials delayed approval of a routine environmental assessment for months.

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Feds possibly slowing MTA’s congestion pricing to avoid future trouble

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

It’s been three years since a plan to charge drivers that enter Manhattan below 60th Street won approval in Albany, but it's still not up and running.

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A LIRR Transit Update with Stephen Nessen

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

WNYC transit reporter Stephen Nessen catches us up on the latest on the Grand Central Madison project, which will connect LIRR to the east side of Manhattan.

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Despite return of weekend riders, MTA Insists weekend disruptions are still best time to get work done

Friday, May 27, 2022

Getting around by subway this Memorial Day weekend may be tricky. The MTA is doing track and signal work that’s impacting nine lines. 

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MTA releases report on how it'll prevent track intrusions

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The number of people trespassing on subway tracks has ticked up for the past three years. This week the MTA put out a report outlining how it plans to prevent track intrusions.


Many New Yorkers don't feel like "suckers" when they see fare evasion, they feel something else

Monday, May 23, 2022

In the MTA’s ongoing efforts to address fare evasion, the Chairman of the MTA, Janno Lieber, has recently taken a new tack: appealing to riders’ morality.

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40 years of Jamel Shabazz street photography gets personal in new Bronx exhibit

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A new exhibit of Jamel Shabazz’s images at the Bronx Museum of the Arts provides a window into the mind of one of New York’s finest artists.

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NYC Transportation Roundup

Monday, April 25, 2022

WNYC's transportation reporter Stephen Nessen joins with the latest news about the city's subways.

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Updates on the Brooklyn Subway Shooting

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

WNYC's Stephen Nessen updates the latest on the 36th St subway station shooting.

Multiple people shot at NYC subway station in morning rush hour

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

At least 5 people were shot in a Brooklyn subway station during morning rush hour. Authorities said they were still looking for a suspect — a man wearing an orange construction vest.


NYPD identifies a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Officials have linked a set of keys to an abandoned U-Haul van found blocks from the Brooklyn shooting. Investigators say the van was rented by Frank R. James in Philadelphia.


Transportation News: The Stroller Bus Debate, AirTrain Alternatives, Penn Station Woes

Friday, April 01, 2022

Stephen Nessen, transportation reporter for the WNYC Newsroom, talks about the latest in city and state transportation.

MTA Removes "Headknockers" From Penn Station

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

The MTA's $600 million renovation of Penn Station has begun, starting with the removal of low-hanging beams.


Two weeks after mayor launches Subway Safety Plan, problems persist

Thursday, March 03, 2022

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since the city and state launched a new multi-pronged effort to reduce crime in the subways, amid an uptick in assaults. It’s called the Subway Safety Plan.

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Hochul drops mask mandates for schools Wednesday, Adams will wait a few more days

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul is lifting the state's indoor mask mandate for schools starting Wednesday. But New York City students will have to wait a little longer.


OMNY farecapping pilot starts Monday, weekly unlimited passes after 12 trips

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Starting Monday subway and bus riders using the OMNY payment method who take 12 trips will be automatically upgraded to a weekly unlimited pass. 

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MTA rolls out new safety measures to keep riders safe

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The MTA said this week that it agreed to install protective barriers on platforms at three stations as part of a pilot but the agency also has more immediate ways to keep riders safe.

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Subway safety and screen doors

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

This week, the MTA and city and state officials launched a subway safety effort − and also announced a plan to pilot protective screen doors at three subway stations. 

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MTA to pilot protective doors on platforms at 3 stations after years of saying it can’t

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

The MTA says it will install protective barriers on platforms at three stations. This comes after Michelle Go was fatally shoved into an oncoming train in Times Square.