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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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Kate Hinds appears in the following:

We Get to Keep Our C Train Cars for Seven More Years

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When we last checked in with the R32s — the oldest subway cars in the MTA system — the agency said they'd be replaced in 2017. But now it looks like you'll be riding them until 2022.
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State, Federal Investigators Help NYC Battle Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teams from the New York State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control will begin testing cooling towers in the Bronx this weekend.

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Cuomo Says He Doesn't Control the MTA

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Speaking Wednesday, Governor Cuomo said the real beneficiary of the MTA's capital plan is the NYC region, not the whole state.
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The Octogenarian Electric Cables That Screwed Up This Week's Commute

Friday, July 24, 2015

Following four days of NJ Transit misery this week, the head of Amtrak came to New York Friday to see first-hand what the problems are.
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What's Behind the MTA Crime Spike

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WNYC transportation reporter Kate Hinds talks about this week's NJ Transit delays, a recent increase in reported subway sex crimes, and other news.

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Deeper Issues Behind This Week's NJ Transit Delays

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Problems with Amtrak's overhead wires caused big headaches for riders this week. But the larger issue is the consequence of years of underinvestment in the rail system.

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De Blasio Opens Door to Congestion Pricing; Cuomo Slams It Shut

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The de Blasio administration has avoided taking a position on the latest iteration of a congestion pricing plan — until now. But the governor was quick to react.
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To Fight City Hall, Uber Plays to Race

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Uber and the de Blasio administration seemed to be nearing a compromise on capping Uber's growth. Then the app-based service released ads suggesting the cap would hurt non-white people.
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Despite Last-Minute Pleas, NJ Transit Votes to Raise Fares

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

As expected, the New Jersey Transit board voted to raise fares by nine percent, as well as cut some service. But that didn't stop members of the public from urging a different course.
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NJ Transit Fare Hikes Don't Run on a Schedule

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

On Wednesday, New Jersey Transit's board is likely to approve the agency's first fare hike in five years. When will there be another one? There's no way to predict.
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Maps: See Where New Citi Bike Stations Will Be on Upper West and Upper East Sides

Friday, July 10, 2015

Two of Manhattan's most densely populated neighborhoods are getting finally getting Citi Bike stations.
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Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Begins 40 Weekends of Rehab

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Insiders call it the 'Cranberry Tube.' But it got pretty unappetizing during the storm.
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Cuomo Promises Special Prosecutor "Soon"

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to sign an executive order giving the state's Attorney General the power to investigate deaths at the hands of police.

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Where the Hot Subway Cars Are

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When you're standing on a sweltering subway platform, eager for the embrace of cool air inside a train car, most of the time the air conditioning works. But sometimes it doesn't.

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NYC to Google Maps: Help Drivers Avoid Left Turns

Monday, July 06, 2015

New York City is re-engineering streets to make them safer for pedestrians. Now, two City Council members want technology to give those efforts a boost.
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As Traffic Speeds Slow, NYC Wants to Curb Car Service Growth

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Car and bus traffic is slowing down in Manhattan, and the city doesn't know the cause. But it has a theory.
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Citi Bike Tricks Out for Pride Week

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Going to the Pride Festival this weekend? Ride in style.
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PHOTOS: The Subway Line That Changed Brooklyn Is Turning 100

Monday, June 22, 2015

It was the first subway line to go south of Prospect Park. You know it as the B, J, M, Z, L, N, R, and Q lines. But in 1915, it was the BMT. 
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NYC Mayor Taps Three for MTA Board

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York City's voice on the MTA board is about to get a little louder.
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Your Subway Commute Unlikely To Become a Sonic Delight Anytime Soon

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The sound you hear when you swipe a MetroCard is more of a toneless beep than anything approaching music. But one musician is on a quixotic quest to change that.
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