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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:

Four Dangerous NYC Streets Could Get $250 Million Safety Upgrade

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The de Blasio administration plans to give a handful of the city's most hazardous roadways the Vision Zero treatment.
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After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

Monday, February 23, 2015

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.
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Mean Streets 2014: Who We Lost, How They Lived

Monday, February 09, 2015

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Some 265 people died in traffic crashes in New York City last year. Here are some of their stories. 

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Witness: Driver 'Suddenly Pulled Forward' Into Path of Metro-North Train

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Preliminary data from this week's deadly Metro-North collision shows the crossing gate warning system was "operating as designed," according to federal investigators.  
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Metro-North Investigation to Ask: Why Was She There?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Federal investigators are on site in Westchester County, trying to determine what was happening in the moments before a Metro-North train collided with an SUV.
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6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A crowded Harlem Line train crashed into a Mercedes SUV in Valhalla on Tuesday evening, creating a fatal explosion — and the deadliest incident in the railroad's history.
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Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Today's storm hasn't been deemed "historic," as was last week's blizzard. But if it were to be, could the subways stay open? We analyzed every segment of the system to find the answer.
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Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.
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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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