Transportation reporter at the Los Angeles Times
Laura J. Nelson's Biography
I write about transportation issues, including light-rail, buses, parking, commuting and the bike/ped community, and cover LA's county and city transportation agencies.
I've previously covered national news, business-tech and local politics. I grew up in suburban Kansas City and studied French and journalism at USC.
If your pitch has a Los Angeles angle, I want to hear it: email@example.com.
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Transit project report's psychedelic cover was a bit of a trip
Newest train to LAX will still come up short, at least at first
Breaking News Reporting
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By email (firstname.lastname@example.org), tailored to my beat, and nothing canned. Tell me in three or four sentences why the story matters.