Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

MTA Reports Cyber Attack, But No Disruptions or Data Lost

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The MTA says it was among several organizations hacked on April 20. The intrusion, which reportedly has links to China, was first covered by the New York Times, and caused no damage.

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Gateway Project Clears Major Federal Hurdle, Only to Face Blowback from Cuomo

Friday, May 28, 2021

The Biden Administration lifts a Trump roadblock. But now the governor is causing problems.

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Construction Complete on East Side Access Project, Opening to the Public in 2022

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Governor Cuomo and the MTA say major construction is completed on the 15-year long, $11 billion project known as East Side Access. 

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Critics Claim MTA’s Survey, Used to Justify More Police, Overplayed Riders’ Fears

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The MTA has been arguing more police are needed in the subway based on a survey of riders' concerns. But critics are questioning those findings.

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Latest MTA Reports Show It's Hiring More MTA Police Again

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The MTA has been asking the city to increase the number of NYPD officers that patrol the subways amid a spike in assaults underground. The city has, but says the MTA should too.

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F*&% Robert Moses. Let’s Start Over

Monday, May 17, 2021

We’re finally back in the streets -- but are we ready to reimagine how we share public space? This week, a trip through the century-long fight between cars, bikes, and people.

MTA Intensifies Call for More Police in Subways

Friday, May 14, 2021

After passengers were attackers early Friday morning on the Lexington Ave subway line in Manhattan, the MTA named certain mayoral candidates it said would add more police underground. 


City Agrees to Add Volunteer Officers to Subway After MTA Pleads for Help

Friday, May 07, 2021

The NYPD has agreed to send auxiliary police officers to patrol the subways. This comes after months of acrimony between the MTA and the city over crime underground.

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Transit Workers Have Lowest Vaccination Rates at MTA

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Transit workers were among the first group of essential workers eligible for the COVID vaccine in January. But they've also had the lowest vaccination rate at the MTA.

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After Mexico City Train Crash, MTA Reassures Public It Inspects Elevated Train Lines Regularly

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

More than 20 people are dead in Mexico City after a train crashed on an overpass. The MTA's reassures riders, its elevated lines are inspected regularly.

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With 24-Hour Subway Service Coming Back, Cuomo Says Subways Need More Policing

Monday, May 03, 2021

With COVID restrictions lifting later this month at bars, restaurants and large indoor venues, 24-hour subway service will be back, too. But some are concerned about subway safety.

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New Sunset Park Development To Include Modern Bike Parking for Delivery Workers

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

New housing developments in the city require a certain amount of parking for cars, but a new building coming to Sunset Park is requiring onsite parking for working cyclists.

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Mayor's Budget Includes $12M For Open Streets And Outdoor Dining

Monday, April 26, 2021

Mayor de Blasio's $98.6 billion budget proposal includes a small chunk to continue the popular Open Streets and outdoor dining programs that started during the pandemic.


Labor and Business Groups Call for More NYPD Underground

Monday, April 26, 2021

An unusual alliance of labor, real estate and business groups has joined forces, calling on Mayor de Blasio to send more police to patrol the subways. 

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Asian New Yorkers Remain Fearful of Mass Transit

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The MTA is trying to lure people back to mass transit, but with the rise of anti-Asian violence in our region, some riders are questioning whether it's safe to use the subway.

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City to Launch E-Scooter Share Pilot in the Bronx This Summer

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The city is testing the program before allowing the standing scooters to operate in the rest of the city.


Families That Received MTA’s $500K COVID Death Benefit Get Tax Shocker

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The MTA agreed to a generous death benefit for the families of transit workers that died of COVID. But now that it’s tax season, they're getting an unwelcome surprise.


MTA and City Want to Change Zoning Code to Get Developers to Build More Subway Elevators

Friday, April 02, 2021

With a little more than a quarter of the subway system currently accessible, the MTA and the city are teaming up to encourage developers to build more elevators. 

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Biden's Infrastructure Plan Could Be a Boon to The Northeast

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

President Biden’s sweeping and costly infrastructure plan calls for spending $621 billion on transportation projects alone over eight years.

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Feds Give MTA Green LIght To Move Forward on Congestion Pricing Plans

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

After two years of delays from the Trump administration, the MTA has finally received the federal green light it needs to move forward with congestion pricing.

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