Luz Lazo

Washington, D.C.

Transportation reporter focused on the nation's railroads, highways and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Education: American University, BA and MA in journalism

Luz Lazo has been a reporter for The Washington Post since 2011. She writes about transportation, infrastructure and development. She also contributes to the coverage of the region’s Hispanic population and immigrant communities. A native of El Salvador, she grew up in Washington, D.C., and received undergraduate and graduate degrees at American University.
Latest from Luz Lazo

Feds release updated $8.8 billion redevelopment plan for Union Station

The revised vision for the rail station includes less parking, an underground drop-off area, and integrated bus, pedestrian and bike access.

May 13, 2023

D.C. leaders to decide fate of long-planned K Street Transitway project

Amid a tight budget, some lawmakers want to pause one of the mayor’s most prized projects and use the money for other priorities.

May 13, 2023

How 6 million D.C. traffic tickets went unpaid

About 6.2 million traffic tickets totaling nearly $1.3 billion in fines and penalties have not been paid to the District since 2000. Here’s why so many people can get away without paying the fines.

May 11, 2023

She noticed her scooter was gone. Then she heard gunshots.

A man was shot and wounded Monday night when he tried to intervene in the theft of a motor scooter, D.C. police said.

May 2, 2023

D.C. struggles to rein in risky drivers. One car has $186,000 in tickets.

Some of D.C.’s worst drivers avoid penalties for years. A fatal crash on Rock Creek Parkway in March highlighted the threat that dangerous drivers pose.

May 2, 2023

Bowser, D.C. Council’s feud over public transit vision escalates

The mayor sought to rally against a proposal for free Metrobus service that would mostly defund a project she said is critical to rejuvenating downtown.

May 1, 2023

Federal advisory urges railroads to review effects of long trains on communities

The order, which offers recommendations but doesn’t require action, is the latest effort by the Transportation Department to address train safety in the aftermath of the East Palestine derailment.

April 27, 2023

D.C. Council weighs pausing K Street project to add free bus service

D.C. Council members proposed making Metrobus free, a move that aims to bypass the mayor’s objections and that could kill the long-planned K Street Transitway.

April 26, 2023

D.C. to revise bike lane project on busy Connecticut Avenue NW

Critics cite concerns about fewer vehicle lanes and on-street parking options while supporters say a proposed bike lane would provide a safer route for cyclists.

April 20, 2023

D.C. mayor’s budget scales down road safety, cuts Circulator routes

The D.C. mayor’s plan to use revenue from traffic cameras to balance the city’s budget has angered some residents and elected leaders.

April 14, 2023