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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Weeks after the historic march, activists and organizers are trying to keep people involved in fighting for change.
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.
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.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Some adoptees will learn the identities of their birth mothers for the first time.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Hint: "The Girl on the Train" and "Between the World and Me" occupy two of the slots.