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

Va. seeks federal money as work set to start on new Potomac rail bridge

The new span and other upgrades south of Washington aim to alleviate a growing East Coast bottleneck of passenger and freight trains.

August 29, 2023

Man charged in Manassas fatal stabbing

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of a man in a Manassas parking lot Friday night, police said.

August 27, 2023

Maryland pursues publicly funding Beltway relief project

Gov. Wes Moore lays out a plan for the American Legion Bridge and backs away from a public-private partnership championed by his predecessor.

August 21, 2023

He helped build N.Y.’s Moynihan Train Hall. Now he’s rebuilding D.C.’s Union Station.

The Post spoke with Doug Carr, chief executive officer of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, about the short- and long-term plans for the station.

August 17, 2023

Amtrak uses eminent domain to advance $6 billion Baltimore tunnel project

Amtrak this year began preliminary work on the $6 billion project and expects major construction to begin next year with tunnel boring planned for 2026.

August 16, 2023

Railroad’s safety progress after Ohio derailment falls short, report says

Norfolk Southern has made progress on improving safety in the wake of its fiery Ohio derailment in February, but the railroad is complacent with meeting minimum safety requirements, according to regulators.

August 10, 2023

MARC to close Laurel station for 10 weeks during reconstruction

A $2.6 million project will replace platforms, stairs and ramps during a 10-week shutdown starting Aug. 21.

August 10, 2023

Norfolk Southern agrees to improve safety at Ohio derailment site

The railroad entered an agreement with the federal government and the Teamsters' rail maintenance worker division to improve conditions and training for crews.

August 9, 2023

Train delays are up from D.C. to Boston. It will not get better soon.

Travelers should expect more disruptions as Amtrak’s fleet ages, heat waves and extreme weather events become more frequent and major infrastructure work kicks in along the route.

August 5, 2023

New section of 95 Express Lanes in N.Va. to open Aug. 17

Toll operator Transurban announced the debut date of the Fredericksburg extension, which will bring Virginia’s network of express lanes to nearly 100 miles, spanning interstates 66, 95, 395 and 495.

August 3, 2023