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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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Two NJ Transit Rail Unions Reject Contract

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Last month, NJ Transit and its rail workers reached a tentative deal, narrowly averting a strike. But it seems not everyone was happy with the contract. Now, two unions are balking.
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NJ Transit's Deficit Shrinks, Even as Transportation Funding Uncertainty Grows

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NJ Transit is currently $45 million in the hole, and it has to close that gap before June 30. But that's the least of the state's transportation funding problems.
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NJ Transit Names New Executive Director

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

NJ Transit's board voted to confirm former Amtrak official William Crosbie as its new executive director. He has his work cut out for him.
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NJ to Port Authority: We're Going to Make Sure Bus Terminal Gets Built

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Just one week after getting the Port Authority to include a new bus terminal in its capital plan, New Jersey elected officials have a simple message for the Port: we're watching you.
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Port Authority's Grand Compromise Yields New Bus Terminal, and Tensions

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The takeaway from Thursday's marathon board meeting? "Openness, transparency...and democracy are messy." No one who sat through it would disagree.
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MTA to Run Out of Capital Program Money by June 30

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The MTA board approved its five-year, $26 billion capital program in September...of 2014. Since then, lawmakers have been trying to figure out how to fund it. Now it's crunch time.
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The Thrill is Gone: NYC's Newest Subway Station Is Leaking

Monday, March 21, 2016

The six-month-old Hudson Yards station is already plagued by leaks. And board members were surprised to learn that the agency knew of water problems back in 2012.
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NJ Transit Deal: Let the Union Voting Begin

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NJ Transit reached a tentative deal with its 4,200 rail workers last week. Now they have to ratify the contract — and that could take a while.
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NJ Transit, Unions Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert Strike

Friday, March 11, 2016

The agreement, which comes less than 30 hours before a Sunday deadline, averts a strike that would have paralyzed the nation's third largest commuter railroad.
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As Work Week Ends, Stress Begins for NJ Transit Riders

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tonight's commute for NJ Transit rail riders should be normal. Monday morning's is not so clear.
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NJ Transit Talks Break Off on Sour Note

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The third day of talks ends with no resolution after state agency sends out notice warning union members of loss of benefits.

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NYC to Install a Record Number of Protected Bike Lanes This Year

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The city's Department of Transportation is focusing on quality rather than quantity when it comes to new bike lanes.
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A Tale of Two Looming Transit Strikes

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Five days before a possible NJ Transit strike, Gov. Christie is out of town. But when Gov. Cuomo was faced with a LIRR work stoppage in 2014, he swooped in. The difference: tactics.
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Facing Possible NJ Transit Strike, Some Suburbs Get Ready

Monday, March 07, 2016

NJ Transit admits its contingency plans will fall short if its rail workers go out on strike this Sunday. So some suburbs are taking matters into their own hands. 
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New Jersey Transit Strike Looms Over Morning Commute

Monday, March 07, 2016

New Jersey Transit and its unions are caught in negotiations, as workers wield an impending strike starting on March 13.

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Calatrava Hub's Value Is in Architecture, not Transportation

Thursday, March 03, 2016

As more and more people squeeze themselves onto subway cars, some of them might wonder: why did we spend $4 billion on a transportation hub that doesn't add more...transportation?
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NJ Transit Paints Dire Picture of Possible Rail Strike

Thursday, March 03, 2016

NJ Transit says beefed-up bus, ferry and light rail service won't accommodate even half of the riders who rely on the train every day.  

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L Train Shutdown? Wait for It. Then 'Boom!'

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The North Brooklyn line will continue running for another two years . But when repair work begins, the tunnel under the East River will be shut down. Completely. For months.
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Why is NYC MIA on the MTA Board?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Last June, Mayor de Blasio nominated three new members to the MTA's board. But Albany has yet to hold confirmation hearings — leaving the city's interests seriously underrepresented.
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LIRR's Snowstorm Postmortem: We Need Better Technology — And Communication Skills

Monday, February 22, 2016

Last month's blizzard stranded some passengers on trains — and then angered many more when service didn't resume when the MTA said it would.
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