Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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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Commuters With Disabilities Dreading Cap On Unlimited Ride Experiment

Monday, February 24, 2020

The MTA would double the number of participants but limit the number of rides they can take a month.


Council Passes Bill Targeting Most Reckless Drivers

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The New York City Council approved a bill Tuesday that would allow police to seize the vehicles of reckless driver that rack up multiple tickets


MTA Looking for Ride-Share Partner to Get Commuters Home

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The MTA is looking to partner with a ride share company to help late-night commuters get home.

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Fines Coming to Big Trucks on the BQE

Friday, January 31, 2020

Starting Monday, extremely large trucks that drive on the BQE could receive a fine of up to $7,000.


City Task Force Unveils Plans To Save Taxi Medallion Owners

Thursday, January 30, 2020

A task force of City Council members is proposing to save New York's taxi medallion owners with a combination of financial help and new technology.


MTA's Job Cuts Could Include Operational Positions

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The MTA will undergo a major reorganization this year to save money and streamline how it operates, and that means job cuts will be felt across the transit agency.

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Day After Transit Chief Byford Resigns, His Signals Guru Follows

Friday, January 24, 2020

A day after the head of New York City Transit Andy Byford resigned, the signals expert he hired last year followed suit

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Head of New York City Transit Andy Byford Resigns

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The head of New York City Transit Andy Byford resigned Thursday after two years, over his diminished role at the MTA. 

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MTA's 300 'Lemon' Trains with Door Problems, Fixed and Likely to Return This Week

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The MTA say the 300 brand new subway cars yanked from service two weeks ago due to doors opening unexpectedly, could be back soon.

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Tracking the Costs of the L Train Project Proves No Easy Feat

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Work to repair the L train tunnel is expected to be completed this April, ahead of schedule, and under budget. But how much under? It's hard to tell.

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MTA Says Faulty Switch Caused Doors on Newest Train to Open Unexpectedly

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The MTA says a switch on its newest fleet of subway cars caused two doors to open unexpectedly. It's not clear when the cars will be back in service.

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Questions Over Cuomo's Penn Station Expansion Plan

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Governor Cuomo wants to remake Penn Station by adding more tracks and platforms. He says it will increase rail capacity by 40 percent. But experts say adding trains isn't that simple.

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Drivers Who Park in B44 Bus Route Will Now Get Fined

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Drivers who park in the B44 Select Bus Service route will now be issued tickets, thanks to the MTA's new bus-mounted cameras.

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L Train Tunnel to Get Cell Service

Monday, December 30, 2019

L train riders hankering for cell service between Bedford Avenue and 1st Avenue may be in luck.

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MTA's Capital Plan to Pass Final Hurdle, By Default

Monday, December 30, 2019

When the calendar flips to 2020 the MTA's largest ever capital plan will pass without hitting any final snags.

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This Week in Politics: The Year in Transportation

Saturday, December 21, 2019

As the MTA wraps up its last board meeting of 2019, we look back on a tumultuous year in transit.

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