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.

Kate Hinds appears in the following:

No, You're Not Imagining It: Some NYC Ambulances Sound Different

Monday, November 13, 2017

The wail of sirens is so common in the city that it usually fades into the aural background -- if it's not actively driving you crazy. Enter the hi/lo siren.

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You Asked, We Answered: Responses to Your Questions About the MTA

Friday, July 28, 2017

We've been asking listeners to share their comments, questions and concerns about the MTA with us. Inside: answers about countdown clocks, dirty stations, and signal repairs.

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Why You Should Attend an MTA Board Meeting

Monday, July 24, 2017

Each month, MTA officials gather at agency headquarters for the ritual of the monthly board meeting. But it's not just for senior staff — it's for you, the public. Here's how it works.

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Governor Declares 'State of Emergency' for the MTA

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The 30-day state of emergency allows the governor to suspend the MTA's procurement process, which he hopes will speed up the contracting to replace signals and cars.

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The MTA's New Chairman Knows the Job — He's Already Held It

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Joe Lhota is credited with getting the subway system on its feet again quickly after Sandy. And he has a combative streak. Will that work this time around?

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This is Why Your Summer NJ Transit/LIRR Commute Might Be...Challenging

Monday, May 29, 2017

After a pair of derailments and weeks of delays, Amtrak will be making intensive fixes at Penn Station over a 44 day-stretch beginning in July. See where the work will happen.

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Mayor Promises to Crack Down on City Employees Who Abuse Parking Placards

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The placards don't allow people to park illegally, but Bill De Blasio says abuse is rampant and it contributes to traffic congestion, blocked crosswalks, and blocked fire hydrants.

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NYC Haitians Fear Deportations Under Trump

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thousands of Haitians came to the United States under a humanitarian program following the 2010 earthquake. But  the Trump administration may not extend their protected status.


Bird Cams Bring Circle of Life to a Screen Near You

Monday, April 24, 2017

Every spring, birds start the rush to raise a family (or two or three) before winter returns. Thanks to live web cams, the action is just a click away.


Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation is proposing a new way to commute to and from the island: an aerial gondola.

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See a Seal? Back Up.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wildlife officials removed a gray seal pup from a Rockaway beach Wednesday morning. When it comes to pinnipeds, humans need to give them some breathing room.


Student Debt: Can't Live with It, Can't Go to School Without It

Friday, April 07, 2017

With the deadline for high school seniors to pick a college approaching, students — and their parents — are considering how to pay for the financial burden of higher education. 


Alternate Side in Effect? Car Still Stuck? City Says Move It

Monday, March 20, 2017

Drivers say it's unfair to have to move their cars when so many spots are filled with snow. But the city says it can’t remove all the snow until drivers move their cars.  

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Up or Down? When It Comes to Wipers, There's Snow Consensus

Friday, March 17, 2017

Walk the streets before a snowstorm, and you'll probably see cars with their windshield wipers pointing up. But does this time-honored technique actually make sense? 

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So Much for That Plastic Bag Fee

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New York City was poised to implement what local officials called a common-sense environmental measure. But the state legislature and Governor Cuomo derailed it.

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From Marching to Running (for Office): Keeping Up the Momentum of the Women's March

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Weeks after the historic march, activists and organizers are trying to keep people involved in fighting for change.

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Trump's Travel Ban Prompts Second Day of Protests

Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Yorkers streamed into in Battery Park, a historic site where millions of immigrants were once welcomed to New York, demanding an end to President Trump's travel ban.

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Hot Pink Yarn is a Hot Commodity Right Now

Friday, January 13, 2017

While the country prepares for the upcoming presidential inauguration, many women are getting ready for marches the day after. And that involves a lot of pink yarn.


NJ Adoptees Can Now Get Birth Certificates

Monday, January 09, 2017

Some adoptees will learn the identities of their birth mothers for the first time.

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Thrillers, Race and Romance. The 10 Most Popular Books at the New York Public Library.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hint: "The Girl on the Train" and "Between the World and Me" occupy two of the slots. 

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