Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Advocates Call for Public Hearings Before Approving MTA Leadership Changes

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

By the end of the month, the Chairman of the MTA is leaving, but it still isn’t clear who will replace him. Now, advocates are calling for a public hearing to discuss the issue.

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Gateway Project Gets Back on Track

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

WNYC transportation reporter Stephen Nessen on the second pair of rail tunnels proposed for under the Hudson River.

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First Chance for Public to Weigh in on New Bus Terminal Plans is This Week

Thursday, June 17, 2021

For the first time, the public will have a chance to weigh in on the latest plans for a new Port Authority bus terminal in midtown. 

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MTA Has Been in a ‘State of Emergency’ For Four Years

Thursday, June 17, 2021

This month marks the fourth year that the MTA has been in a so-called state of emergency. Government watchdogs say it's time for Governor Cuomo to rescind it.

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City's Fair Fares Program May Fall Short of Funds This Year

Friday, June 11, 2021

The city’s discount transit ticket program, Fair Fares, is getting a boost in this year’s budget. But it may not be enough to meet the new demand.

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Revel Hopes of Launching Tesla Taxis on NYC Streets Look Dim

Monday, June 07, 2021

The company that operates the blue moped sharing program in the city wants to get into the app-based taxi business with electric vehicles. But the city doesn't seem to want them.

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Revel Claims City Is Blocking Its Push to Put Tesla Taxis on Streets

Monday, June 07, 2021

As COVID restrictions continue to lift and the demand for taxis is increasing, Revel is hoping to break into the e-hail taxi market. 


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.