Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Federal Officials Say Bus Going 30 mph Above Speed Limit Before Crash

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A private bus that crashed into an MTA bus killing three may have been going more than double the speed limit.

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Accused of Spending $42M on Decorative Towers, MTA Admits They're for Security

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A group questioned whether the MTA board abdicated its fiduciary responsibility by not discussing or debating expenditures that are tucked into routine contract approvals.

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Penn Station Is Returning to Pre-Summer Schedules Tuesday

Monday, September 04, 2017

Liked those summer transit alternatives? They're going away. 

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Penn's So-Called 'Summer of Hell' Has Ended, Successfully and On-Time

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Amtrak's intensive 8-weeks of repairs wrapped up, and commuters can expect service to return to normal after Labor Day. But Amtrak warns the rest of the station still needs repairs.

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The MTA's 60-Day Review Plan Was Due Today — But There Isn't One

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the MTA to undergo a 60-day review of management and its capital plan. But the agency changed course, without telling its board or the public.

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The MTA Is Measuring Delays All Wrong, And They Know It

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The MTA has two main metrics for measuring delays. Problem is, neither way captures the rider's experience.

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President Trump Maintains Support in New York City's Religious Communities

Monday, August 21, 2017

Members of the city's Evangelical and Hasidic communities continue to back the president, despite the mixed messages he's delivered about white supremacists since Charlottesville.

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See How a Post Office Gets Turned into a Train Station

Thursday, August 17, 2017

After a year of demolition at the Farley Post Office in Midtown, construction is ready to begin for the Moynihan Train Hall. We got a sneak peek.

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Bike Share Start Up Scraps Plans for Rockaways Pilot

Monday, August 14, 2017

The San Francisco-based bike share company Spin won't be launching in the Rockaways. Local leaders are calling foul, saying CitiBike has an unfair monopoly on bike sharing.

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Rogue Bike Share Company Plans to Launch in the Rockaways

Friday, August 11, 2017

The company dock-less bike share company Spin has been served with a cease-and-desist letter from the city, days before it is to start operations in the Rockaways.

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De Blasio Vows Fast Action on Electric Bikes

Friday, August 11, 2017

The mayor says he's drafting new legislation to crack down on businesses instead of individual riders who work for them.

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Federal Agencies Back Off Sleep Apnea Screening Rules, But Local Transit Agencies Continue

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

In an effort to slash regulations, the Trump administration is rolling back a requirement that truck drivers and train engineers be screened for sleep apnea.

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Mayor de Blasio Banking on Subway Outrage to Push His 'Millionaires Tax' Through Albany

Monday, August 07, 2017

The mayor refuses to fund half of the MTA's emergency repair plan, but he wants to raise more money for the agency's Capital Plan and half-priced fares with a tax on the 1 percent.

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All Aboard the 24-Hour Subway Listening Tour

Thursday, August 03, 2017

For two days, intrepid New York elected officials are riding the subway to gather rider opinions in advance of next week's City Council hearing. WNYC joined in for a little while.

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New Head of the Port Authority was 'Validator' of Bridgegate Lies

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The governors of New York and New Jersey have shaken up the bistate agency. And if you followed the Bridgegate trials, you'll be familiar with one of the Port's new leaders.

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De Blasio to Look Into NYPD Enforcement of Businesses Using Illegal Electric Bikes

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Mayor is promising to crack down on restaurants that deploy fleets of illegal electric bikes, after WNYC reported that police target riders instead of the businesses they work for.

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You Asked, We Answered: Responses to Your Questions About the MTA

Friday, July 28, 2017

We've been asking listeners to share their comments, questions and concerns about the MTA with us. Inside: answers about countdown clocks, dirty stations, and signal repairs.

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The People’s Guide to Power: Electric Bikes Edition

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In a new series, WNYC is looking at how government works and the different ways people get involved. On the Upper West Side one man is trying to fix a common neighborhood problem.

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One Man's Fight to Regulate E-Bikes in His Neighborhood

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Annoyed by electric bikes zipping around his neighborhood, one UWS resident decided to document the problem. He discusses his crusade to find the people responsible for their regulation.

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MTA has $800M Plan to Fix the Subways — Now It Needs the City to Split the Costs

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Derailments, track fires, power outages and increasing delays. But the new Chairman of the MTA has a plan, if the city will help.

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