Stephen Nessen

Reporter, WNYC News

Stephen Nessen appears in the following:

Protests Met With Heavy NYPD Force For Second Consecutive Night

Friday, November 06, 2020

Protesters took to the streets for another night in New York and were once again met with a strong show of police force.


Crime Is Down Underground But Not As Much As It Should Be Given The Dramatic Drop In Ridership

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

As straphangers return underground, headline grabbing crimes may deter some from riding the subways. 

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MTA Says NYPD Has Decreased Presence in Subways And That's Led To Brazen Crimes

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

MTA leadership says they’re worried that NYPD officers aren't patrolling the subways enough. They say a stronger police presence could've prevented recent crimes.

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116 Years of Manspreading, Hot Platforms, and The Most Incredible Subway System in the World

Monday, October 26, 2020

The city's subway system turns 116 years old Tuesday, and while a lot has changed since 1904, a lot remains the same. Author John Morris breaks down how far we've come. 

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New Research Finds a Quarter of MTA Workers Surveyed Tested Positive for Covid-19 or Antibodies

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A new NYU study of transit workers found that nearly 25 percent of those surveyed tested positive for COVID 19 or had antibodies.

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MTA Releases New Digital Subway Map with Real Time Updates

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New digital subway map is supposed to make a straphangers life much easier.

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Without Federal Aid, NY State Comptroller Predicts "End Of Public Transit As We Have Known It"

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

New York top fiscal watchdog is sounding the alarm about the MTA’s future. The State Comptroller’s annual report finds mass transit will be severely cut if no federal aid comes soon.

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How Trump Squandered Progress on Gateway

Monday, October 12, 2020

Trump promised to spend trillions on infrastructure, but Gateway, the most important project in the tri-state area, maybe the country, still hasn’t really gotten off the ground.

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Fond Farewell Over the MTA's Old School Phone Line

Monday, October 05, 2020

When something happens in the subways, a message is broadcast over a phone line called the Six Wire. And when one of its workers retires, the line is used for a farewell.

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The Future of the MTA Rests on a $12 Billion Grant from the Federal Government

Monday, September 28, 2020

The MTA needs $12 billion to get through the next year, or it says it will have to resort to massive cuts in service, fare hikes, and layoffs. And there’s no sign the money is coming.

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MTA Honors Subway Hero Who Caught Caught Man Accused of Causing Derailment

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A Manhattan straphanger has received the MTA's "highest civilian honor": free rides for a year. Rikien Wilder, caught the alleged culprit who caused a train derailment Sunday.

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After MTA Worker Loses Baby and Sues, Changes Coming for Pregnant Workers

Monday, September 21, 2020

Nearly 20 percent of the MTA’s subway and bus workers are women, but when they get pregnant, the MTA can be slow to accommodate them. This has led to multiple complaints and lawsuits.

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Activists Pressure MTA To Fire Two Employees For "Hateful Actions"

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Black Lives Matter protesters say two men in a dark SUV tried to run them over during protests in July. The men are public employees; they work for the MTA. 

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MTA Prepares for Major Cuts if Federal Relief Aid Doesn't Come Soon

Friday, August 28, 2020

New York's transit system has weathered the Great Depression, the attacks of 9/11 and more, but the current global pandemic is having the most devastating effect of any disaster. 

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MTA Reveals Doomsday Plan if Feds Don’t Deliver on $12B in Relief

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The MTA is preparing a budget that includes major service cuts, layoffs and fare hikes if it doesn't receive federal aid soon.

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MTA Offers Reward For Information About Smashed Subway Train Car Windows

Monday, August 24, 2020

An already cash strapped transit system now has to fix hundreds of smashed subway windows. The 7 train has been hit the hardest. 

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City Slow to Install Pledged Bus Lanes

Friday, August 21, 2020

New York City has installed less than a quarter of the new bus lanes it pledged to have in place by the end of the year. This comes as bus ridership is returning faster than the subways.

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Taxi Drivers Call For Debt Relief As Pandemic Drags On

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Taxi drivers are calling on the city and lenders to reduce their medallion debt. With ridership low because of the pandemic, already struggling drivers can't make payments.

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MTA to Start Charging for Buses Soon As Protective Measures Get Installed

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bad news for bus riders, those free rides are coming to an end. The MTA will begin collecting fares at the end of the month.

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Budget Watchdogs Warn MTA Must Change to Survive During Fiscal Crisis

Friday, August 14, 2020

The MTA continues to face a dire financial crisis as it runs out of federal relief funds. With Congress on recess, it's unlikely help will come anytime soon.

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