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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:

A Political Storm, Maybe

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Was it really necessary to shut down the subway ahead of the blizzard-turned-snowstorm? We look at what's perhaps becoming a trend of one-upmanship by Gov. Cuomo towards Mayor de Blasio.

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MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.
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Last Word On The Storm (For Today)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We'll get an update from Connecticut, from WNYC's Kate Hinds (on transit), and on how you're all doing. 

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Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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Upper West Side Bookstore Finds Eager Buyers for Charlie Hebdo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Book Culture quickly sold all 100 of its copies of the French satirical publication's most recent edition.

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City Officials Assess Vision Zero, One Year In

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As city officials tout the first year of traffic safety improvements under Vision Zero, they say there is room for improvement.

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Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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Christie, Cuomo Veto Port Authority Reform; Politicians Howl

Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Governors Cuomo and Christie are rejecting legislators' attempts to reform the Port Authority. Instead, they are backing the recommendations of a panel they appointed.

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MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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Bed-Stuy Mourns Slain Officers

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Residents gather to memorialize Officers Liu and Ramos, and some worry about what comes next.

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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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