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:
Friday, October 14, 2016
Federal officials say progress is being made on the plans to build new rail tunnels under the Hudson River. "We're making sure there is no one who can kill it," said one U.S. senator.
Friday, October 07, 2016
It's been over a week since a fatal crash in Hoboken Terminal. Now, the transit agency says it will reopen part of the station on Monday.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a fast-track plan to create an alternate train hall in the General Post Office in order to renovate Penn Station, but will it work?
Monday, October 03, 2016
Railroad at center of fatal Hoboken crash settled 183 safety violations between 2011-2015.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
After a summer-long standoff, a deal that raises the gas tax.
Friday, September 30, 2016
The latest updates on the New Jersey Transit train accident in Hoboken.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Because of a train crash, NJ Transit trains are not running to and from Hoboken station. Here's how to get around.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Gov. Cuomo's Penn Station-Farley Post Office redesign comes with LED screens simulating daylight, a giant skylight, new retail space — and a $170 million price tag for the MTA.
Friday, September 16, 2016
By the end of this year, New York will have added 75 miles of new bike lanes to city streets. But keeping them car-free is another story.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
There's almost nothing more frustrating than getting into a subway car with broken air conditioning. Unless it's the same car, over and over again.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
For 20 years, she's kept quiet. But that changed when an explosive New York Times story led Donald Trump to take to Twitter.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Our long national nightmare of not having real-time arrival information on much of the subway system could be coming to an end. Maybe.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
A new study quantifies just how dangerous left turns are for New York City's pedestrians and cyclists. Spoiler: they're three times as dangerous as right turns.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
When NYC gets hotter, so do overtaxed subway cars. And no, you're not imagining it: one type of train has more air conditioning breakdowns than any other.
Monday, July 25, 2016
The MTA will make much-needed repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel. The closure, with will begin in 2019, will disrupt commutes for some 225,000 daily riders.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Everyone agrees the aging facility needs to be replaced. It's the how — and where — that's proving to be the problem.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Even though the city population is growing — and subway ridership is booming — fewer New Yorkers are taking buses. Now a coalition of transit advocates wants to turn that around.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Although several lanes have reopened, traffic remains brutal.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Governor Cuomo said all but the southernmost lane would be reopened by the Wednesday morning commute.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
New York's yellow plastic fare card has been described as reaching "the end of its useful life" for some time now. But the plan to replace it took another step forward this week.