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.

Kate Hinds appears in the following:

New Hudson River Tunnel Goes Express on Approvals

Friday, October 14, 2016

Federal officials say progress is being made on the plans to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. "We're making sure there is no one who can kill it," said one U.S. senator.
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NJ Transit to Resume Some Hoboken Service Monday

Friday, October 07, 2016

It's been over a week since a fatal crash in Hoboken Terminal. Now, the transit agency says it will reopen part of the station on Monday.
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Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal Reboot

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a fast-track plan to create an alternate train hall in the General Post Office in order to renovate Penn Station, but will it work?


NJ Transit's Long, Troubled Safety Record

Monday, October 03, 2016

Railroad at center of fatal Hoboken crash settled 183 safety violations between 2011-2015.

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Sudden Deal for Transportation Funding in New Jersey

Saturday, October 01, 2016

After a summer-long standoff, a deal that raises the gas tax.

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The Latest on the Hoboken Train Accident

Friday, September 30, 2016

The latest updates on the New Jersey Transit train accident in Hoboken.

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Here's How to Get To and From Hoboken Today

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Because of a train crash, NJ Transit trains are not running to and from Hoboken station. Here's how to get around.


Surprise! MTA on the Hook for More Penn Station Money

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Gov. Cuomo's Penn Station-Farley Post Office redesign comes with LED screens simulating daylight, a giant skylight, new retail space — and a $170 million price tag for the MTA.
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NYC Sets Bike Lane Record, But Struggles to Keep Cars Out

Friday, September 16, 2016

By the end of this year, New York will have added 75 miles of new bike lanes to city streets. But keeping them car-free is another story.
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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.


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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