Tanya Snyder covers transportation for POLITICO Pro, with special interests in driverless cars and safety issues. Before joining POLITICO, she was the editor of Streetsblog USA, a daily news source on sustainable transportation and land use. At Streetsblog, she founded and co-hosted the Talking Headways podcast about transit and urban design. Tanya cut her journalistic teeth in radio, covering Congress for NPR stations and Pacifica Radio and reporting on everything from statehood to snowstorms at WTOP, the Washington area’s most-listened-to radio station.
Tanya has lived and worked in Cuba, Colombia, Nicaragua and El Salvador but these days stays closer to home in her transit-oriented Washington, D.C. neighborhood with a walk score of 95. She lives with her husband, Michael; their two children, Luna and Milo; and a cat named after a species of tiny Chilean deer. In what spare time she has, Tanya enjoys riding her bike, rock climbing, salsa dancing and playing outside with her kids.