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Kat Aaron

Kat Aaron is a reporter for WNYC, where she is part of the Data News team.

Kat started her work at WNYC on the Transportation Nation project Mean Streets, tracking traffic deaths in New York City.  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. Follow her on twitter at @kataaron.

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Kat Aaron appears in the following:

Fewer New Yorkers Are Dying in Traffic Crashes

Monday, March 23, 2015

Traffic deaths are down in New York City, compared to this time last year. 
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Where the Speed Cameras Are

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials won’t say where they’ve placed 51 speed cameras in New York City. But based on where and when tickets were issued, we found them -- and figured out how effective they've been.

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Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer or Just Rake in Millions? Yes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials won't say where they've placed NYC's controversial speed cameras, but we found out and mapped them.

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Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories. 

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Variations in Tip Button Math Nets Cabbies $5.2M Annually

Monday, January 05, 2015

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?
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NYC Pedestrian Deaths Hit Record Low...Maybe

Friday, January 02, 2015

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, fewer pedestrians died this year than ever before. But that depends on how you do the counting.
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The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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Bus Safety Campaign Blames Everyone But Drivers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The video PSAs seek to "educate" people about how to not be hit by a bus, but they focus on texting and selfies — not the behavior of drivers.
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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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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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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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