Transportation Journalism

Photo Credit: Keith Barry
Photo Credit: Keith Barry

Since 2008, I’ve covered transportation access and equity, automotive technology, and city planning. I have contributed to Wired, CityLab, and Car and Driver.

Selected Work:

All Aboard the DMZ Train

CityLab — July 2016

A trip aboard South Korea’s tourist train to the border. Text and photos by Keith Barry.

Why Boston’s Cash-Strapped Transit System Is Piloting Lower Fares for Students

CityLab — March 2015

The MBTA’s forthcoming Youth and University passes are the result of years of activism.

The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion

CityLab — September 2014

The humble traffic signal is gaining some new responsibilities.

What I Learned Riding One of Those New Private City Buses

CityLab — July 2014

Bridj won’t compete with Boston public transit, but it could get some commuters of out their cars.

Will High-Tech Mass Transit Fares Leave Too Many Riders Behind?

CityLab — March 2014

Equity concerns surround a new ticket and schedule app coming to Long Island.

Hack To The Future

Car and Driver — August 2011 Issue

How hackers and carmakers are battling for control of your ride.

When Active Safety Systems Fail, Who Pays? — June 28, 2011

The Future Of In-Car Technology

Car and Driver — May 2010 issue

Your dashboard may soon become as versatile as your laptop.

Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations Get Tougher for 2012

Car and Driver — December 2010 issue

California Dreaming: The New CARB Diet

15 Awesome Supercars The Feds Won’t Seize — March 10, 2011

A gallery of exotic cars that were never sold in the US but that can be legally imported thanks to the “Show and Display” clause

High-Tech Car Allows The Blind To Drive — February 15, 2011

An in-depth look at the Blind Driver Challenge, and why it’s important to put a blind man behind the wheel of a car.