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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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Kate Hinds appears in the following:

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, December 05, 2014

NASA successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft. Florida's commuter rail may expand service. And: meet the NY MTA's 'barn mother.'
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Demonstrators protesting a NYPD officer's non-indictment blocked traffic across Manhattan. And: subway excavation unearthed a Roman farm from the 6th century BCE.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The WTC PATH terminal will be the most expensive train station in history. Takata is at odds with the feds over an airbag recall. And: a BlackBerry outage made streets safer in Dubai.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

If you want a happy commute, talk to the stranger sitting next to you. Auto sales are booming. And: new photos of London's new subway system, under construction.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, December 01, 2014

Uber is causing taxi medallion prices to dip. Drones are interfering with airplanes. A couple got married on the NYC subway. And: Ferguson protests continue to disrupt street traffic.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ferguson protestors took to the streets – and highways. NHTSA wants Chrysler to speed up an airbag recall. And: shopping in Paramus? Don't expect police to mediate your parking dispute.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The FAA issued no-fly restrictions over Ferguson. G.M. is scouring social media for evidence of vehicle defects. And: the secret life of airport baggage.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, November 24, 2014

Our nation's crumbling infrastructure got the 60 Minutes treatment. The death of Arlington's streetcar doesn't bode well for equity in the city. And: what the Bay Bridge sounds like.
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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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