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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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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Frustrated NJ Transit riders exchanged angry tweets with Governor Christie. Drivers in the Detroit area are experiencing sticker shock after having their cars towed out of recent floods. A Maine city eliminated crossing guards because kids just don't walk like they used to. And: recreating the 1980s in a NYC subway car.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

So far there have been 23 million bike share rides in the U.S. without a single death. The FAA has implemented a no-fly zone over Ferguson, MO. And: the torrential rains have slowed down car production in Detroit.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New York Democrats are heavily promoting the city's transit-friendliness to DNC organizers. Time defends the Obama Administration's high-speed rail program. And: remembering Robin Williams, avid cyclist.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Cab companies have finally found a common enemy: rideshare. The U.S.'s energy boom is leaving Alaska in its rear view mirror. The FAA has banned U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq. And: the subway bedbugs have transferred to the #5 train.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

The Port Authority is being subpoenaed. Public transit ridership is skyrocketing in Nashville. And: thieves have stolen dozens of bizarre signs that were part of a NYC Department of Transportation public art installation.

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MTA Wants to Keep Second Avenue Subway Momentum Going

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway won’t open until the end of 2016, but the MTA says it’s already planning for the next expansion.

 

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Video: The Circle of Life on the NYC Subway

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The cast of the Lion King recently rode the A train, and treated normally jaded passengers to a seemingly impromptu performance of one of the songs in the musical.

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Thursday, August 07, 2014

After five years and $11 billion, the U.S. isn't much closer to a high-speed rail system. Republicans see Uber as a way to woo the younger demographic. Honolulu is shutting down bus service in advance of the upcoming hurricane. And: pro tips for staying cool on summer bike rides.

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NYC Airports on Record Pace

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Bedbugs were found on three New York City subway cars. Private investors are warming up to California's high-speed rail project. A bus driver involved in yesterday's Times Square crash was arrested. And: when a passenger in Perth became trapped, fellow commuters pushed the train to free him.

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Driver in Times Square Bus Crash Arrested

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

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Police say one of the drivers involved in a bus crash that injured 14 people was under the influence of a controlled substance.

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LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The new House Majority Leader has California's high-speed rail system in his crosshairs. The transportation kinks are still being ironed out of the 49ers new stadium. Long Island Rail Road engineers don't have a contract. And: why yes, there is a Game of Thrones subway map.

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Saving Citi Bike

Monday, August 04, 2014

Final talks are underway on a deal to expand NYC's bikeshare program, Citi Bike, to new neighborhoods and to a new, higher membership fee. Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, shares the details.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 04, 2014

Due to a miscommunication, an Acela train left Penn Station without its passengers. D.C. will begin training streetcar operators this week. The G.M. ignition switch fund has begun accepting claims. And: Boston's transit police are gently tweeting etiquette lessons.

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The Park Avenue Tunnel Will Ring With the Sound of...Crustaceans

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Summer Streets installation was recorded in Russia, Thailand, Iceland and around the world.

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Friday, August 01, 2014

The Senate passed a highway trust fund bill. Learning to drive in Manhattan is...interesting. Panasonic signed on to help Tesla build its Gigafactory. And: the driverless cars of the future will still require insurance.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Truck crashes are on the rise. Ambulances could benefit from a redesign. The Port Authority will use a fence try to prevent suicides off the George Washington Bridge. And: it's so hot in Moscow right now that airplane tires are sinking into the tarmac.

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In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate passed a Highway Trust Fund bill designed to annoy House Republicans. Transit agencies are getting into the real estate business. New Jersey just can't quit its jughandles. And: want to watch a shark attack people on a subway car? Tonight's your night.

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