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:

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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MTA Fare Hike: Fair or Foul?

Monday, December 12, 2016

As the MTA rushes to open a second avenue subway line, it looks to fare hikes to fund its budget.

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MTA Okay With Subway Therapy -- For Now

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Since the presidential election, people have been posting thousands of notes in a subway passageway at 14th Street. 

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New Hudson River Tunnel Goes Express on Approvals

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.
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NJ Transit to Resume Some Hoboken Service Monday

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.
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Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal Reboot

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?


NJ Transit's Long, Troubled Safety Record

Monday, October 03, 2016

Railroad at center of fatal Hoboken crash settled 183 safety violations between 2011-2015.

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Sudden Deal for Transportation Funding in New Jersey

Saturday, October 01, 2016

After a summer-long standoff, a deal that raises the gas tax.

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The Latest on the Hoboken Train Accident

Friday, September 30, 2016

The latest updates on the New Jersey Transit train accident in Hoboken.

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