Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

New York City May Start Charging Drivers To Enter Most Congested Parts Of The City

Thursday, March 28, 2019

New York City could become the first major U.S. city to charge drivers a fee for entering the busiest parts the city. Similar congestion pricing programs have reduced traffic in London and Singapore.


Subway Accessibility

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Stephen Nessen on subway accessibility.

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Schumer Calls for Federal Investigation into MTA's Train Safety Botch

Sunday, March 03, 2019

He's asking federal officials to find out why the MTA allowed 4,000 pieces of faulty safety equipment to be installed.

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MTA Check-In: Fare Hikes, Congestion Pricing and L Train Plans

Friday, March 01, 2019

Checking in on the latest MTA news.

ICYMI: How L Train Repair Plans Switched Tracks, From Sandy To Today

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

It was just last month the MTA abruptly announced the 15-month L train shutdown was cancelled after years of planning. 


Power Restored To Brooklyn Jail Where Inmates Went A Week Without Heat

Monday, February 04, 2019

Many inmates had been on lockdown in cells without electricity or heat during days of bitter cold. "They're human beings," said the mother of one inmate.


Amtrak, Metro-North Reach Deal on Bronx Expansion Plans

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

After a year-long stalemate, Amtrak and the MTA have agreed to move forward with four new train stations in the East Bronx.

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Bill Would Open New York's Streets to E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The legislation would legalize all types of electric bikes and electric scooters. Mayor de Blasio is skeptical.

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Public Housing Residents Suffer Without Heat Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Friday, November 23, 2018

Residents resort to using their ovens as heaters and huddling under blankets.


Manhattan's Indigenous People Hold First Pow Wow in City Since 1700s

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hundreds of people representing more than 100 indigenous peoples from across North America attended the Lenape Pow Wow at the Park Avenue Armory Sunday.

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Nightmare Commutes, Boaty Boatwright, 'Charlie For The Culture'

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stephen Nessen on nightmare commutes. Boaty Boatwright on her career. “Charlie For The Culture.”

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MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Resigns Abruptly at Critical Junction for MTA

Friday, November 09, 2018

Lhota is stepping down just days after Cuomo's re-election, and right before the MTA releases its updated financial plan, as the agency continues to battle delays.

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Six Years Later, an Innovative Sandy Program Yields Resilience (and Lots of Frustration)

Monday, October 29, 2018

New York State bought Sandy-damaged properties at pre-storm value, and then auctioned them off to the highest bidder. Will $18 million strengthen one block in Staten Island?

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NYPD Releases Some Fare Evasion Data, but Advocates Says Not Enough

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The NYPD has released fare evasion data for nine months ending this June. This comes after nearly a year of not complying with a city law that required it to do so.

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The BQE Debacle, What's Next at NYFF, Cheerleaders Fight for Fair Pay

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Stephen Nessen & City Councilmember Stephen Levin on the crumbling BQE. Dennis Lim & Florence Almozini on the NYFF. Diane Todd & Juliet Macur on cheerleaders' pay.

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City's Plan to Raise Wages for Uber and Lyft Drivers Met with Skepticism on All Sides

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission wants to raise wages for the app-based ride hailing companies, but the drivers and companies aren't happy about it.

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Surprise: Advocates Give MTA High Marks on Buses, Other City Agencies Failing

Monday, October 01, 2018

Getting the city's buses to run on time requires several city agencies to do their part. A group of transportation advocates report that not every agency is pulling its weight.

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New York Settles With Federal Officials Over Cuomo's Illegal Highway Tourism Signs

Friday, September 28, 2018

New York state was ordered to remove 514 highway signs because they violate federal highway regulations.

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MTA Gets Rare Praise for Its Paratransit Service

Monday, September 24, 2018

The MTA's year-long e-hail pilot for paratransit is ending and riders are begging the MTA to continue the "life changing" service.

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Introducing 'Living Here with Kate'

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kate Hinds & Stephen Nessen on the current state of the MTA.