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.
Kate Hinds appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Although several lanes have reopened, traffic remains brutal.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Governor Cuomo said all but the southernmost lane would be reopened by the Wednesday morning commute.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Good government groups question whether recusing oneself from votes involving one's company is enough.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Just three months after New Jersey Transit averted a rail strike, it's facing the possibility of....another rail strike.
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.
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.
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.