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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:

What You Need To Know About NYC Bus Route Changes

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Almost $5 million in bus “service enhancements” start Sunday, including longer routes, new routes and more stops.
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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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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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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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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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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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Ticketing For Dangerous Driving Up in (Almost) Every NYC Neighborhood

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nearly every police precinct in the city is writing more tickets for dangerous moving violations, according to a WNYC analysis of police data. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cars are talking to each other. New Jersey has bike EMTs. Citi Bike workers can vote to unionize. 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Floods strand Phoenix drivers. New delivery startups don't need trucks. And an old lady backed up near Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche, yadda yadda. 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Las Vegas explores mass transit options. A new device can project your mobile phone onto your windshield. And people keep getting into strangers' cars, thinking they're Uber.  
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Two freight trains collided in Arkansas. The Panama Canal turns 100. Philly may see a transit strike this year. And a pioneering sidewalk surfer died Friday. 

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These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Air Algerie pilots had asked to turn back. New Yorkers are loving Lyft into uselessness. The MTA deal with the LIRR cost $147 million. And a 12-year-old test driving went about as well as you'd think.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Costa Concordia is getting scrapped. LA applies some urban acupuncture. Cameras may be coming to New York subway cars. And a six year old shames a bike thief.

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