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Kat Aaron

Kat Aaron is an Associate Producer for WNYC, where she is part of Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.

Before joining WNYC, Kat was an Alicia Patterson Fellow, and a project editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, where she led America: What Went Wrong, a multi-year look at the lives of poor and working people in America. She also worked at the Center for Public Integrity, where she initiated coverage of the financial crisis and its aftermath. Kat started in journalism at Pacifica Radio, producing a live, three-hour morning news show. She spent five years as co-director of People’s Production House, a nonprofit that taught radio journalism to students and low-wage workers in New York and D.C. In addition to her work at WNYC, she writes about the civil court system and access to justice issues. She is an avid reader of sci-fi, a creator of very experimental ice cream flavors, and a hoarder of fabric. She lives in Brooklyn with her family, including the world’s best cat, Potato. Follow her on twitter at @kataaron.

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Kat Aaron appears in the following:

Here Are 10 More People Who Have Died in Traffic Crashes This Year (Because It Keeps Happening)

Monday, November 24, 2014

233 people have been killed in traffic crashes in New York City this year.  More than half have been pedestrians. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

So much Uber news. And: streetcars in Virginia get cancelled, an arrest in a subway attack, airbag recalls expand, and Sesame Street takes the subway. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, November 17, 2014

D.C.'s Metro fixes a software glitch. Investigations continue into Malaysia Airlines crashes. Michigan may see a higher gas tax. And "the first map and typeface of the earth."
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Dallas gets bikeshare. Uber's rolling in Pennsylvania - but not Philly. Cycling is bigger than "the steel industry" in Europe. And: Philae's flight path, in gif form.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

A spacecraft completed a four-billion-mile trip. Truckers may be pressured to drive sleepy. Motorcycles are key to health care in Malawi. And a beagle helps return items left on planes.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A new headset can help blind people navigate cities. Changes are coming to the Congressional Transportation Committee. And climate change could mean a high line for cars. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Citi Bike expands, slowly. Chicago bridges will close for tightrope walking. The hunt for Uber's unicorn. And, a street harassment journey through New York City. 
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It's Official: NYC Speed Limit Dropping to 25

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Monday lowering the speed on most city streets from 30 miles an hour to 25, starting November 7.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

A 50-year flight attendant looks back. A Citi Bike gets doubled-up. People still don't like the TSA. And Philly transit workers move closer to a strike.
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200 People Have Been Killed in Traffic Crashes in NYC This Year

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An elderly woman was struck by a jeep on Canal Street early Tuesday morning. So far, half the people killed in traffic collisions this year have been pedestrians. 
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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lower speeds limits are coming to New York Streets. Ebola screening at airports is "problematic." And rideshare apps may be the answer to taxi discrimination.
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Drivers Who Crash Are Ticketed Less In Manhattan

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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Police are less likely to ticket drivers who crash in Manhattan than in other boroughs. Citywide, less than 6 percent of all traffic crashes result in a citation.
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After a Fatal Crash, the Grief Holds On

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lizi Rahman's son Asif was killed by a truck on Queens Boulevard in 2008. When people are killed by cars, the death can create a unique kind of grief. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, October 06, 2014

Facebook bus drivers seek to form a union. Virginia bus commuters get a break from Beltway traffic. Milwaukee cyclists ride a little easier. And, world peace foiled by the Gulf Stream. 
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Disability Access Signs Get Active

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The new symbol looks like the traditional blue and white wheelchair symbol, only italicized.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, September 29, 2014

Airport chaos, bikeshare expansion, and a teen cyclist "almost decapitated" by a thin rope strung to "block kids off" - and that's just the news from Chicago.  
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New penalties for hit-and-run drivers in New York. Chicago transit welcomes bike commuters. Seattle streetcars take a whole lane. And, installing wifi on planes is harder than you think.
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NYC Council Votes to Fine Hit-and-Run Drivers

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New York's City Council unanimously passed new penalties for hit-and-run drivers who knowingly leave the scene of a crash.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Take an art tour of Detroit's People Mover. Or buy Easy Rider's ride. Bike lane NIMBYism hits New Orleans. And, Citi Bike workers join a union.
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Staten Island Ferry Gets Major Storm Safety Upgrade

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The ferry system is getting new storm-resilient boats and docking stations, thanks to almost $192 million in federal funding.
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