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Kate Hinds

Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News.  She also reports for WNYC and 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.  

Some of her recent stories are about Citi Bike, Second Avenue Subway construction, bike delivery rules, poverty and traffic crashes, and how NJ Transit failed Sandy's test. 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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Stop "Man-Spreading" and Take Off Your Backpack

Friday, November 21, 2014

The MTA announced a new campaign to launch in January aimed at getting people not to take up other people's space on the trains or wearing backpacks. What else should it include?

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, November 21, 2014

New York officials weren't exactly transparent about approving a loan of water funds for the Tappan Zee. Phoenix's bike share launches next week. And: Britain has a poo-powered bus.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A fatigue specialist was nominated to head the NTSB. Facebook's bus drivers voted to unionize. Japan unveiled a maglev train that can go 311 mph. And: a hearing on NYC's cycling future.
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Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If the federal tax code is any guide, Congress wants you to drive to work. LIRR trains could get cupholders. Uber and Spotify inked a deal. And coming soon: a new MTA etiquette campaign.
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Your Subway Fare is Going Up. It's Only a Question of How.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City transit riders will be paying more next March. The question is how.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The U.S. and China reached a deal to combat climate change. NYC may ban texting while cycling. And: D.C. is tying a drop in transit ridership to an uneven commuter tax benefit.
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NYC DOT Commissioner "Surprised" DMV Dropped Tickets Against Driver Who Killed Queens Toddler

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York City's normally guarded transportation commissioner had some pointed comments about the DMV's dismissal of tickets against a driver who had killed a three-year old girl.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chicago's Pink Line is "a social experiment in color." Dallas is fast-tracking downtown transit plans. And: the NYC DOT commissioner talks about the city's new speed limit.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, November 07, 2014

An airbag manufacturer may have known of deadly risks a year ago. Rockaway ferry supporters are not happy service has ended. And: jet fuel costs are down, but don't expect a fare war.
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NYC's New Speed Limit: Your Questions, Answered

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A major plank of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative is going into effect. Here's what you need to know.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters passed transportation ballot initiatives in several states. The CEO of Uber has big plans. And: a map of where the (expensive) bike thefts are reported in Manhattan.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Today's election will not only decide the future composition of Congress, but big transportation issues in states across the country.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, November 03, 2014

The U.N. released a dire report about greenhouse gas emissions. Halloween is grisly for pedestrians. And: that no-fly zone in Ferguson this summer was set up to keep media out.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 31, 2014

1,249 passengers have had enhanced Ebola screening at 5 U.S. airports. N.J. stays mum about crude oil rail shipments. And: a dismal NYC subway station is getting a one-day makeover.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Canada is stepping up oil shipment safeguards. Democratic districts won more federal transportation grants. A Celtic rode Boston's T. And the real star of the World Series? Chevy guy.
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Citi Bike Saved

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.
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Engineer's Sleepiness Caused Derailment

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Regulators announced Tuesday that William Rockefeller nodded off at the controls of a Metro North train that derailed back in December, killing four people and injuring more than 70.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The NTSB will releases the likely causes behind five recent Metro-North incidents today. Also coming up today: big Citi Bike news. And: photos from the 110th anniversary of NYC's subway.
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Fulton Center To Open Next Month

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Grand Central of downtown will open to passengers in November, providing a light-infused entrance to nine separate subway lines in Lower Manhattan.
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