Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

NYC's Program to Curb Dangerous Driving Is Underway

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The city estimates more than 5,000 people qualify for a course that deters reckless driving.

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MTA Continues to Use “Honor System” for Tracking Workers' Hours, Despite History of Abuse

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The MTA is spending over $30 million to upgrade its payroll system as part of an effort to crackdown on overtime abuse. A new report finds some employees still use the "honor system.”


Governor Hochul Pushes to Get Next Phase of 2nd Ave Subway Project Underway

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul says she hopes construction of the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway could get under way next year.   

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MTA Service Cuts And Fare Hikes Avoided, Thanks To Infrastructure Bill

Monday, November 15, 2021

The MTA will not move forward with a planned fare hike next spring or cut service over the next few years.


Hochul Backs Cuomo’s Penn Station Pet Project And Midtown Mega Project, With A Twist

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul wants to push forward a redesign of New York Penn Station and the blocks surrounding the commuter hub--putting her own signature on the project.

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NYC taxi drivers are in the 2nd week of a hunger strike for medallion debt relief

Thursday, October 28, 2021

New York City taxi drivers are now in the second week of a hunger strike outside City Hall in Manhattan. They're demanding debt relief for thousands of drivers who are facing financial ruin.


Taxi Drivers Outside City Hall Have Been On a Hunger Strike for a Week

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Yellow cab drivers have been protesting outside City Hall for over a month now. They want the city to do more to reduce debt for medallion owners, and now some are on a hunger strike.


Unmasked Cops, Who Shoved Customer Out of Subway For Asking Why They Were Unmasked, Face Discipline

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two police officers who were caught on camera Tuesday forcibly ejecting a subway passenger who asked them to wear a mask, will be disciplined.

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'They Haven't Really Enforced It': MTA Has Trouble Complying With New Vax-Or-Test Mandate

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The agency appears to be having a hard time complying with the requirement that workers either get vaccinated for COVID-19 or get tested weekly.

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City Launches Debt Relief Program for Taxi Drivers, But Many Say It Doesn't Go Far Enough

Friday, October 08, 2021

Yellow cab drivers have been holding protests outside of City Hall for several weeks as the city rolls out a program to help them get better rates on medallion loans.


City Council to Review NYC's Debt Relief Program for Taxi Medallion Owners

Thursday, October 07, 2021

New York City is beginning to work with yellow cab drivers who took out unfavorable loans during the height of the taxi medallion boom.


MTA Ends Cuomo's Transformation Plans, Without Admin Cuts Recommended

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The MTA has announced the end of a two-year cost-cutting, job-shedding "transformation" ordered by former Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

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MTA Scofflaw Racks up $100K in Tolls and Fines

Monday, September 27, 2021

Manhattan's congestion pricing program will be administered by the MTA. But what happens when one of its own workers racks up more than $100-thousand dollars in unpaid tolls?


New York Senate to Grill MTA Officials on Billions in Federal Relief Aid It's Received

Sunday, September 26, 2021

This year the MTA avoided near catastrophic service and job cuts thanks to federal relief. Now the State Senate wants to make sure the transit agency is spending that money wisely.

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MTA Tallies Up $100M in Damage from Ida, Seeks to Work with City to Shore up Stations

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The MTA says it's looking for new ways to avoid flooding in the subway, following record breaking rainfall from Hurricane Ida's remnants earlier this month.

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Reckless Drivers Are Still on the Road

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Last weekend a 3-month-old infant was killed in a crash in Brooklyn caused by a reckless driver with dozens of speeding tickets to his name. 

LaGuardia Air Train Could Be Most Expensive Transit Project in World Per Rider: Report

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The watchdog group Reinvent Albany says the AirTrain from eastern Queens to LaGuardia is expected to cost $2.1 billion —and will only serve about 6,000 riders a day.

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Widespread MTA Power Failure Blamed on Someone Pushing the Wrong Button

Friday, September 10, 2021

Last month's MTA power problem that caused nearly half the subway lines to go offline for over an hour - stranding hundreds of riders - may have been due to human error.

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City Launches Electric Vehicle Chargers At City Parking Garages

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

In an effort to address climate change by reducing vehicle emissions, New York City will add electric vehicle charging stations to city-owned parking garages.


9/11 and the Rise of the NYPD | PART FOUR: See Something, Say Something

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

The most ubiquitous crime-fighting phrase to emerge in the aftermath of September 11 almost never made it into the American vernacular.