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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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213 Breakdowns and Counting: NJ Transit's Tale of Woe

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.
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New Board Members Head to MTA — Minus Two Names

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.
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Cuomo Nominates MTA Board Member With Potential Conflicts

Friday, June 10, 2016

Good government groups question whether recusing oneself from votes involving one's company is enough. 
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It's Deja Vu All Over Again as NJ Transit Faces Possible Rail Strike

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Just three months after New Jersey Transit averted a rail strike, it's facing the possibility of....another rail strike.
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New York City's MTA Nominees Take Next Step Forward — Finally

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.
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Construction on a New LaGuardia to Begin This Week

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.
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No, Albany Still Hasn't Approved NYC's MTA Nominees

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.
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Finally: The MTA Has an Approved Capital Program

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It took 20 months, but the MTA's $27 billion, five-year capital spending program — first unveiled in September of 2014 — has cleared its final hurdle.
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L Train Repairs Call for Shutdowns

Monday, May 09, 2016

Vital repairs are needed on the L train tunnel under the East River. Hear about the two options, which involve full closure of the tracks for 18 months or limited service for 3 years.

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Come L or High Water: Sandy Damage Leaves MTA With Tough Choice

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Thursday evening, the MTA will unveil two options for upcoming work on the L train tunnel. The question for riders: do you want to get the pain over with, or prolong the agony?
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Fairway Supermarket Files for Bankruptcy

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The iconic New York City supermarket, which began as a fruit stand on Broadway and 74th Street, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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A Little Brown Bird, Struggling to Hang On

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

WNYC's Wild NYC project is taking a look at some of the diversity of wildlife in the city. But not all of the wildlife here is doing so well. 

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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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