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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 the Sheridan Expressway, subway music auditions, bike delivery rules, poverty and traffic crashes, and how New York City restored service--to the subway post Superstorm Sandy. 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 community board meetings, and she's been known to write under a pseudonym. She lives with her family on Manhattans Upper West Side. Follow her on Twitter.

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Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv to make a point. The Senate could vote on transportation funding today. Five countries are responsible for 20% of the world's traffic deaths. And: Sarah Palin is blaming a Sammy Hagar song for her speeding ticket.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One San Francisco street has seen more than half of the city's pedestrian deaths so far this year. Dallas has a new bike czar. NYC's yellow taxis are facing stiff competition. And: it turns out that transportation is a favorite topic for...Broadway musicals.

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"We’ve been around the block. We probably helped pave it."

Monday, July 21, 2014

The current Secretary of Transportation — and 11 of his predecessors — are urging Congress to get its act together and enact a long-term fix for the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 21, 2014

NYC wrongly accused hundreds of people of operating illegal cabs. A future of driverless cars might actually mean more traffic, not less. New Orleans has a transit plan. And: a video of the world's first dog to drive a car.

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Strike Averted: MTA, LIRR Agree to Tentative Deal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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MTA, LIRR Unions Back at Bargaining Table

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Congress passed a stopgap measure to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. At least 44 million gallons of crude oil move through New York via train each week. The new Goethals Bridge will get a suicide-prevention fence. And: welcome to New Orleans, where transit costs are high and service is low.

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As LIRR Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

At least 19 people were killed when a subway train derailed in Moscow. It's hard to gauge how Montreal's bike share system is doing. Mike Huckabee likes private planes. And: as the Highway Trust Fund approaches its doomsday, states aren't waiting to act.

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Talks Collapse Between MTA and Long Island Rail Road Workers

Monday, July 14, 2014

With just six days to go before a possible walkout that could shut down the Long Island Rail Road, talks between LIRR workers and the MTA broke down.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 14, 2014

The White House really, really wants a Highway Trust Fund deal. Fresno County is having buyer's remorse about the state's high-speed rail program. And: Helsinki wants to make car ownership pointless.

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This Week in Politics: The de Blasios' Roman Holiday

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WNYC

As a LIRR strike looms, Governor Cuomo sits on the sidelines while Mayor de Blasio plans a 10-day vacation to Italy.

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MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

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Long Island Telecommuters, Start Your Engines

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, Nassau County commuters looking to work from home have an option beyond their kitchen tables or local coffee shops.

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With Rail Strike Looming, It's 1994 All Over Again

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A World Cup tournament, Governor Cuomo up for re-election, the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike — 20 years ago was the last time LIRR workers walked off the job.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has spent agency money on some interesting projects, like...a clam processing plant. Bike share programs across the nation are stumbling — but not in Denver. And: meet your friendly Chicago Red Line conductor.

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If LIRR Workers Strike, Don't Look to Congress to Settle It

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Get back to the table and stay there until you get a deal. That was the message Wednesday from New York's Congressional delegation.

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No Deal Yet Between MTA and LIRR Workers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Federal mediators failed to produce a deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers — and the transit agency's chief is heading to Washington D.C. to ask Congress whether it will intervene.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Google is cataloging street art images. Uber is cheaper than a NYC taxi -- for now. Rioters are destroying Jerusalem's light rail line. And: Mexico is about to become Latin America's top car producer.

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