Joan Lowy, who spent the final decade of her career covering transportation issues for The Associated Press, died Wednesday from cancer. She was 66.
The AP’s Darlene Superville writes, “Ken Guggenheim, who was Lowy’s editor before she went on leave in 2018 to focus on her illness, said she was smart, dogged and no-nonsense.
“Lowy joined the AP’s Washington bureau in 2006 and moved to the transportation beat in 2008. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
“‘She was passionate about transportation issues, recognizing how the fine print in dense bureaucratic documents could have life-or-death implications for American drivers, passengers and pedestrians,’ Guggenheim said. ‘She developed a vast network of sources because all sides in the world of transportation recognized that she was fair and meticulous -– and impossible to spin or deceive.'”
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