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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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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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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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City Backs New Apps to Navigate NYC

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A new tool making parks “easier to explore, discover and enjoy” was one of the winners of the Big Apps challenge.
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Workers at JFK Airport Go On One-Day Strike

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baggage handlers, skycaps, and wheelchair attendants are protesting what they say is harassment and anti-union intimidation by their employer, Alstate Maintenance. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Michigan drivers can pay traffic fines through community service. San Franciscans are losing their drones. And one balloon-toting man navigates New York's subway system. 
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This May Be the Largest Item Ever Carried On a NYC Subway

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just another Wednesday afternoon on the 1 train. 
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New App Converts Transit Ads to Public Art

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Commuters tired of staring at Doctor Zizmor or breast enlargement ads can now replace them with photographs and paintings — at least through the screens of their smartphones. 
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Feds Focus on Pedestrian, Cyclist Safety

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The “Safer People, Safer Streets” initiative at the Department of Transportation will study how to improve conditions for people walking and riding bikes.
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What You Need To Know About NYC Bus Route Changes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Almost $5 million in bus “service enhancements” started Sunday, including longer routes, new routes and more stops.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Edition! Congestion is a city's friend. Driverless cars could save gas. The reclining seat battle continues. And Google is in the drone game.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Uber recruiting Lyft drivers may spark a federal investigation. Or maybe it's just a Lyft PR campaign? And to avoid crunched knees on a plane, pay the person front of you to sit upright.
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