Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Questions Over Cuomo's Penn Station Expansion Plan

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Governor Cuomo wants to remake Penn Station by adding more tracks and platforms. He says it will increase rail capacity by 40 percent. But experts say adding trains isn't that simple.

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Drivers Who Park in B44 Bus Route Will Now Get Fined

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Drivers who park in the B44 Select Bus Service route will now be issued tickets, thanks to the MTA's new bus-mounted cameras.

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L Train Tunnel to Get Cell Service

Monday, December 30, 2019

L train riders hankering for cell service between Bedford Avenue and 1st Avenue may be in luck.

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MTA's Capital Plan to Pass Final Hurdle, By Default

Monday, December 30, 2019

When the calendar flips to 2020 the MTA's largest ever capital plan will pass without hitting any final snags.

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This Week in Politics: The Year in Transportation

Saturday, December 21, 2019

As the MTA wraps up its last board meeting of 2019, we look back on a tumultuous year in transit.

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MTA Aims To Make NYC 'Most Accessible System in the World' With Subway Elevator Buildout

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The MTA says it wants the subway system to be one of the most accessible systems in the world. It's got the funding. And now it's chosen new stations for elevators at 70 stations.

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MTA Board Approves 2020 Budget, Including 500 MTA Cops

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The governor's plan to hire 500 new MTA police is now funded. The board approved it as part of the 2020 operating budget.

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MTA Expects Cost Savings from Labor Contract, Budget Watchdogs Have Doubts

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The MTA says its new contract with the Transport Workers Union will save the agency $44 million a year, but budget watchdogs say that's not much.

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MTA and Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

The MTA and the Transport Worker's Union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract after six months of negotiations.

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Council Grills MTA On Fare Evasion, Homeless, And Hiring 500 New Cops

Monday, November 25, 2019

City Council members questioned the MTA's decision to hire 500 new police officers to patrol the subways. This comes as major crime in the transit system is down.

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Bus-Mounted Cameras Coming and Other Enforcement Coming to 14th Street Busway

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

New bus-mounted cameras that ticket drivers caught blocking bus lanes on 14th Street will be turned on Thursday.

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MTA's Inspector General Faults Lack of Tile Expertise In Station Ceiling Collapse

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

MTA engineers didn't know enough about terra cotta tiles to prevent a chunk from falling last year, injuring one woman, according to the latest report from the agency's IG.

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When Weekend Service Repairs Reportedly Trapped a Train for Two Hours

Monday, November 18, 2019

It's a given that when the MTA uses weekend hours for track work that service will slow down, but rider Iva Dixit tells WNYC about a hellish Friday night commute.

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Subways at 115

Monday, October 28, 2019

The subway just turned 115. You're invited.

A Deadly Shooting Mars a Block Party Tradition in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The 56th annual Old Timers event was just wrapping up when gunfire broke out.

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E-Bikes and Electric Scooters Could Soon Be Legal in NY

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Plus, WNYC's transportation reporters ask for your ideas on how they should be covering cycling for We the Commuters. 

Weekend One: L Train Slow Down

Monday, April 29, 2019

The first weekend of the L-train slow down, and calls from riders.

Paying to Drive in Manhattan

Friday, April 05, 2019

Traffic in Manhattan is terrible, and the subway system isn’t much better. Will charging people a fee to drive below 60th Street fix both problems?

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Congestion Pricing Update

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Stephen Nessen on congestion pricing.

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With Albany Poised to Pass Congestion Pricing Here's What We Know

Friday, March 29, 2019

The New York legislature continues its budget negotiation in Albany, and a deal on congestion pricing is reportedly close to being finalized.

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