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About Transportation Nation

Transportation Nation combines the work of public radio newsrooms and our listeners as the way we build, rebuild and get around the nation changes.  Our partners are: WNYCWAMUKUHFYPR,KALW, WMFEMarketplace and The Takeaway.

ANDREA BERNSTEIN is the director of Transportation Nation.  In 2007 and 2008, Bernstein was political director for WNYC and The Takeaway.  She joined WNYC News in 1998, and also worked for eight years as political correspondent for the New York Observer. She’s covered government and politics since the early 1990′s, and has at various points been assigned to Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer, David Paterson, Andrew Cuomo, and Charles Schumer.

Bernstein was one of 12 US journalists to win a prestigious year-long 2007 Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. She has won over 3 dozen awards for her work, including the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for radio, the National Press Club Award for environmental reporting, and national Murrow (RTNDA) and Society for Professional Journalists awards for investigative reporting. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The NY Daily News, Newsday, and New York Magazine. She’s a regular guest-host on The Brian Lehrer Show.

KAT AARON is a reporter/producer for Transportation Nation. Before joining WNYC, Kat was a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a reporter at the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered economic and financial issues. She was a 2012 Alicia Patterson fellow, writing about the civil court system. She tweets at @kataaron.

MARTIN DiCARO is a reporter for WAMU in Washington, D.C. He has worked at some of the most popular radio stations in the biggest markets in the country for over 15 years winning a regional  Edward R. Murrow Award in 2007. In addition to his work at WAMU, Martin works at the Associated Press as a radio correspondent in both the New York and D.C. bureaus. His resume also includes stints as a street reporter at WCBS880 and ESPN Radio in New York. He graduated Ithaca College in 1997 with a bachelors degree in TV/Radio production. Follow Martin Di Caro on Twitter@MartinDiCaro.

KATE HINDS is a reporter/producer for Transportation Nation. She produced the TN documentary “Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race and Inequality.” Kate has also reported for WNYC on stories ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge rehab to bike lanes to New York City’s bees.  She is also the producer of “Shifting Gears: The Retooling of the American Auto Industry,” a multi-station collaboration distributed by PRX. She has also worked as a producer for The Brian Lehrer Show. She lives with her family on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Follow her on Twitter here.

JIM O’GRADY is the transportation reporter at WNYC radio and a contributor to Transportation Nation. He has worked as a reporter at The New York Times, professor of journalism at NYU and research director at The Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. In his spare time, he tells stories at The Moth. His stories have been featured on The Moth’s national podcast and This American Life.

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Email: transponation@gmail.com (Press inquiries: JHoulihan@nypublicradio.org)
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