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Ryan Fonseca

Ryan Fonseca

Associate Editor, Transportation and Mobility (he/him)

Los Angeles is infamous for its bad traffic, but there’s so much more to transportation than our congested freeways. It’s about how people move around their communities — whether that’s on foot, on a bike, on a scooter or (overwhelmingly) in a car.

Mobility — and whose movement is more protected — is tethered to a host of other issues, including systemic racism, economic inequity and the climate crisis.

My goal is to help you navigate how we get from point a to point b with reporting that offers context and highlights solutions. I believe that if we better understand the cultural and political forces that shape our commutes and communities, we’re better equipped to find equitable solutions to our transportation troubles.

Before joining this newsroom, I oversaw digital storytelling for the Los Angeles Daily News. I’ve been fortunate enough to stay local (West Coast, Best Coast) and work in newsrooms all over SoCal, including the community news division of the Los Angeles Times, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal and CBS L.A.

I studied journalism at Cal State Northridge, where I now teach multimedia storytelling to the next generation of journalists.

I’ve lived in SoCal my whole life. I’m a proud Thrasher subscriber. Even my cats have Dodger gear.

What questions do you have about getting around L.A.?
Ryan Fonseca explores the challenges communities face getting from point a to point b and the potential solutions down the road, sidewalk, track and bike path. 🚴🏽‍♀️ 👨🏿‍🦽 🚶‍♂️ 🚇 🚙 🛴 🚌

Stories by Ryan Fonseca

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