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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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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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Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Safety culture at the LIRR and the subway system is “performing fairly well” — but at Metro-North, a panel finds “there is strong evidence to suggest that this is not the case.”
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The G Train Is Back, And Riders Are Not Happy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As the G train returns to service next week, a free transfer from the G to the J/M will come to an end. Riders and elected officials are hoping to make it permanent. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Federal highway safety funds went unspent. Rainstorms at Burning Man spark huge traffic jams. Tesla's CEO does personal customer service.
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Subway Train Traveled Uptown on Downtown Track

Monday, August 25, 2014

A train operator drove from Canal Street past the Spring Street station on Aug. 11, only stopping when she saw the headlights of a southbound A train in the West 4th Street station.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 25, 2014

Car title loans are a $4 billion business in Texas. California's earthquake damaged an overpass. Complaining on social media is "commuter therapy." New York's "bike lobby" gains ground.
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What Happens If a Livery Service Hires Unlicensed Drivers?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The simple answer is that a base gets a $500 fine for dispatching a driver who isn’t licensed by the TLC. The tricky part is proving that the driver was indeed dispatched.
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6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

Friday, August 22, 2014

It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling. The move doubles the fleet serving the outer boroughs and uptown Manhattan.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 22, 2014

More Philly students may pay to get to school. More freight trains are exempt from federal safety rules.  LAPD's drones are "locked up in a federal building." 
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Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the bikeshare company could vote within weeks to form a union. 
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