Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Mario Cuomo Bridge Fully Opens Saturday Morning

Friday, September 07, 2018

The final span of the Tappan Zee bridge replacement was a pet project of Gov. Cuomo.

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City Bypasses State, Passing Its Own School Speed Camera Law

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The city's school speed cameras are back. After an impasse in Albany, and a summer of protests, a rare trio worked together to find a solution: The governor, mayor and City Council.

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Citi Bike's Pedal-Assist E-Bikes Have Hit the Streets

Monday, August 20, 2018

Citi Bike added its first 200 pedal-assist electric bikes to its fleet of 12,000 two-wheelers. 

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Uber Can't Expand Any More in New York. Or Can It?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The app-based car service company had been receiving as many applications in a day as they used to receive in a month.

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NYC Votes To Regulate Uber

Thursday, August 09, 2018

WNYC transportation reporter Stephen Nessen discusses the implications of regulations on Uber and other ride-hailing services.

NYC Caps Ride-Hailing Vehicles While It Studies The Industry

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The New York City Council has voted to limit the licenses of ride-hail vehicles such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation will also force companies to enforce a minimum wage for drivers.

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New York City Passes Legislation Restricting Growth Of Ride-Hailing Apps

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

New York City passed a law Wednesday capping the number of ride-hailing cars from companies such as Lyft and Uber for one year.

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District Attorneys Also Push New York State to Renew School Speed Cameras

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Four district attorneys are calling on the state to renew the speed camera program that expired at the end of July. The Senate, Assembly and governor appear deadlocked on the issue.

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MTA to Hold Public Meeting on Environmental Impact of L Train Shutdown

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Following a federally-mandated review of the mitigation plans, the MTA will discuss those and other concerns at a public meeting Monday night.

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City Council Creates Office for Discrimination at TLC as Battle Over Uber Bills Heats Up

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

As the City Council is poised to vote on a series of bills that would be the first in the country to clamp down on ride hailing apps, the industry and unexpected allies are pushing back.

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Fair Fares Arrive After 4-Year-Long Wait

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Now that the city has agreed to pay for half-priced MetroCards for New Yorkers living at or below the federal poverty level, it needs to figure out how to do it.

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Here's How Fair Fares Could be Implemented Quickly

Friday, June 08, 2018

While the mayor and city council continue to wrangle over the details of a discounted fare program, experts say it could be implemented relative quickly.

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NJ Transit Alters Schedules For Required Safety Work

Friday, June 01, 2018

Starting June 4, NJ Transit will alter weekday schedules so that the agency can install crucial, federally mandated, safety equipment.

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For the Gateway Train Tunnel Project, It's the Beginning of the Beginning

Thursday, May 31, 2018

While the federal government has yet to commit to funding half of the $30 billion Gateway Project, work has quietly begun on the new Portal North Bridge.

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MTA's New Plan Wins Praise, but has Many Unknowns

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The head of New York City Transit released his plan for modernizing the MTA Wednesday morning. By the evening, the funding debate erupted.

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NYC Transit's Big Plans

Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Fast Forward," a new plan to modernize the subways, has the support of the MTA board, but how will it be funded?

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Brace for It. 'Controversial' New Plan Coming to the MTA.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

New York City Transit President Andy Byford has hinted at possibly ending 24-hour service on entire lines.

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MTA to Add More Trains ... During Off-Peak Hours

Monday, May 21, 2018

A few lucky lines will get one or two more trains an hour. The rest of the schedule is already overbooked.

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Construction on Gateway Project Continues, Despite Uncertainty Over Future Funding

Friday, May 18, 2018

While the Trump administration hasn't committed to fully funding the Gateway Project, organizers are proceeding with their plans.

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Saving Commuters with . . . Social Media?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It's long been a way for commuters to pressure politicians without having to march or chant. On Thursday, two prominent politicians plan to take up the strategy themselves.

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