Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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

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

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MTA Aims To Make NYC 'Most Accessible System in the World' With Subway Elevator Buildout

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The MTA says it wants the subway system to be one of the most accessible systems in the world. It's got the funding. And now it's chosen new stations for elevators at 70 stations.

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MTA Board Approves 2020 Budget, Including 500 MTA Cops

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The governor's plan to hire 500 new MTA police is now funded. The board approved it as part of the 2020 operating budget.

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MTA Expects Cost Savings from Labor Contract, Budget Watchdogs Have Doubts

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The MTA says its new contract with the Transport Workers Union will save the agency $44 million a year, but budget watchdogs say that's not much.

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MTA and Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The MTA and the Transport Worker's Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after six months of negotiations.

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Council Grills MTA On Fare Evasion, Homeless, And Hiring 500 New Cops

Monday, November 25, 2019

City Council members questioned the MTA's decision to hire 500 new police officers to patrol the subways. This comes as major crime in the transit system is down.

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Bus-Mounted Cameras Coming and Other Enforcement Coming to 14th Street Busway

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New bus-mounted cameras that ticket drivers caught blocking bus lanes on 14th Street will be turned on Thursday.

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MTA's Inspector General Faults Lack of Tile Expertise In Station Ceiling Collapse

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

MTA engineers didn't know enough about terra cotta tiles to prevent a chunk from falling last year, injuring one woman, according to the latest report from the agency's IG.

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