Dan Zukowski

Journalist, feature writer, essayist.

Transportation Reporter, Smart Cities Dive

I am the transportation reporter for Smart Cities Dive, where I cover trends and developments in public transportation, zero-emission and autonomous vehicles, urban air mobility, passenger rail and related federal and congressional actions. 

Previously, I served as a feature writer and correspondent for Trains magazine, and my byline has appeared in CityLab, Grist, Salon, Sierra magazine, Hakai, Mongabay, Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. My writing career began as a business journalist for the WardsAuto group of automotive industry publications, reporting on manufacturers and suppliers, along with consumer, marketing and government issues. 

Between stints in journalism, I've led the national public relations accounts at major agencies for Kawasaki, Honda and Toyota, counseling CEOs and upper management.  

I am a member of the Lexington Group for Transportation History, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), and Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE).

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