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Kate Hinds

Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.  

Some of her recent stories are about Citi Bike's reboot, Second Avenue Subway construction, the lament of the C train rider, poverty and traffic crashes, and how the MTA could still operate in a massive snowstorm (aka the 'Snowpiercer' scenario). She produced the award-winning radio documentary Back of the Bus: Mass Transit, Race and Inequality. She is also the producer of Shifting Gears: The Retooling of the American Auto Industry, a multi-station collaboration distributed by PRX. She got her start as a producer on The Brian Lehrer Show. Her hand is featured prominently in a recent Transportation Nation video. She has a tendency to live-tweet MTA board meetings, and she's been known to write under a pseudonym. She lives with her family on Manhattan's Upper West Side, where Oliver is her local bodega cat. Follow her on Twitter.

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Hot Subway Cars Keep on Rolling

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

There's almost nothing more frustrating than getting into a subway car with broken air conditioning. Unless it's the same car, over and over again.
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Jill Harth Speaks Out, Stands by Story of Being Sexually Assaulted by Donald Trump

Thursday, August 11, 2016

For 20 years, she's kept quiet. But that changed when an explosive New York Times story led Donald Trump to take to Twitter. 

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AT LAST: MTA Pilots Countdown Clocks on Lettered Subway Lines

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Our long national nightmare of not having real-time arrival information on much of the subway system could be coming to an end. Maybe.
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The 'Corner of Death' — and 99 Other NYC Intersections — Get Left-Turn Makeovers

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

A new study quantifies just how dangerous left turns are for New York City's pedestrians and cyclists. Spoiler: they're three times as dangerous as right turns.
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Hot Train, Summer in the City

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When NYC gets hotter, so do overtaxed subway cars. And no, you're not imagining it: one type of train has more air conditioning breakdowns than any other.
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Section of L Train to Shut Down for 18 Months

Monday, July 25, 2016

The MTA will make much-needed repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel. The closure, with will begin in 2019, will disrupt commutes for some 225,000 daily riders.

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You Think the Port Authority's Ready to Build a New Bus Terminal? Not so fast.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Everyone agrees the aging facility needs to be replaced. It's the how — and where — that's proving to be the problem.
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Riders, 'Voting With Their Metrocards,' Are Abandoning NYC Buses

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Even though the city population is growing — and subway ridership is booming — fewer New Yorkers are taking buses. Now a coalition of transit advocates wants to turn that around.
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Tappan Zee Crane Collapse Frustrating Your Commute? Here Are Some Tips

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Although several lanes have reopened, traffic remains brutal.

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Crane Collapses on Tappan Zee Bridge

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Governor Cuomo said all but the southernmost lane would be reopened by the Wednesday morning commute.

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The Heir to the MetroCard Inches Closer to the Turnstile

Thursday, July 14, 2016

New York's yellow plastic fare card has been described as reaching "the end of its useful life" for some time now. But the plan to replace it took another step forward this week.
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Deadlock Continues Over Transportation Funding in New Jersey

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Hundreds of workers have already been laid off, and that number could grow to 1,700 by week's end. "None of this is good," said one expert. "There's not a single silver lining in this."

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New Jersey's Transportation Funding Impasse Imperils Jobs

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Just before midnight Friday, barring a last-minute agreement, hundreds of transportation projects will shut down. But NJ's construction workers are already getting layoff notices.
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213 Breakdowns and Counting: NJ Transit's Tale of Woe

Thursday, June 23, 2016

To pay its bills, the agency perennially moves money from its capital budget to cover daily expenses. Transit advocates say that's unsustainable. It's also eerily familiar.
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New Board Members Head to MTA — Minus Two Names

Monday, June 20, 2016

Following reports about a potential conflict of interest, Gov. Andrew Cuomo withdrew one of his nominees for MTA board. Meanwhile, one of Mayor de Blasio's names didn't get a hearing.
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Cuomo Nominates MTA Board Member With Potential Conflicts

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good government groups question whether recusing oneself from votes involving one's company is enough. 
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It's Deja Vu All Over Again as NJ Transit Faces Possible Rail Strike

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Just three months after New Jersey Transit averted a rail strike, it's facing the possibility of....another rail strike.
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New York City's MTA Nominees Take Next Step Forward — Finally

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

With just a handful of days left to go before the end of the legislative session, New York Gov. Cuomo has passed along a list of MTA nominees for Senate confirmation.
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Construction on a New LaGuardia to Begin This Week

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

The financing has been secured, the lease has been signed, and New York's governor says the remaking of the infamous airport is finally about to begin.
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No, Albany Still Hasn't Approved NYC's MTA Nominees

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Remember back in June, when Mayor de Blasio nominated three people to the MTA board? They're still waiting to take their seats. And there are nine days left in the legislative session.
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