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Los Angeles
Transportation and Mobility Reporter — Los Angeles Times
Covers:  mobility, commuting, infrastructure, trains, cars, light rail, pedestrians, bikes, southern california, parking, los angeles, freeways, buses, traffic, streets, transit-oriented development

Transportation and mobility writer at the Los Angeles Times. Proud Kansan and @USC alum. Tips welcome: laura.nelson@latimes.com

I write about how people get from Point A to Point B in Los Angeles, and co-write our weekly transportation feature, California Commute.

If your pitch has a L.A. angle, I want to hear it: laura.nelson@latimes.com.

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Start-ups offer Bay Area travelers alternative to crowded bus system

Start-ups offer Bay Area travelers alternative to crowded bus system

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

By email (laura.nelson@latimes.com), tailored to my beat, and nothing canned. Tell me in three or four sentences why the story matters.

L.A. ordered to pay $23.7 million in 'dangerous intersection' death

L.A. ordered to pay $23.7 million in 'dangerous intersection' death
latimes.com — A jury on Monday found the city of Los Angeles primarily liable for a traffic collision that killed a scientist in San Pedro three years ago. The jury awarded $23.7 million to the widow and young son of Thomas Guilmette, a 59-year-old Northrop Grumman employee who died three years ago after his motorcycle struck a car that had inched into traffic on a busy avenue in northwest San Pedro.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
macon.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
newsobserver.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
ledger-enquirer.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
mercedsunstar.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
heraldonline.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination

Transforming Union Station from a transit hub to an urban destination
thestate.com — On busy mornings, thousands of travelers pass through Los Angeles Union Station, rushing toward the Metro subway and pushing suitcases across polished tile floors. But the energy doesn't last. By early afternoon on a recent weekday, just a few dozen people lingered in the station's iconic waiting area, resting on buttery leather chairs and gazing at the ceiling's painted beams. Others watched as the sunshine played across the roped-off ticketing hall.

U.S. agents find 140-foot tunnel under U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico

U.S. agents find 140-foot tunnel under U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico
latimes.com — Federal agents in Calexico discovered a 140-foot-long tunnel across California's border with Mexico, officials said this week. An agent on patrol two miles east of the Calexico Port of Entry noticed "a depression in the soil" along the All-American Canal that runs parallel to the border, the U.S.

Uber, Lyft have devastated L.A.'s taxi industry as trips plummet, records show

Uber, Lyft have devastated L.A.'s taxi industry as trips plummet, records show
latimes.com — Uber and Lyft have dealt a swift, brutal blow to the Los Angeles taxi industry, city records show. Since the ride-hailing services began operating in Southern California three years ago, the number of L.A. taxi trips arranged in advance has fallen by 42%, according to city data, and the total number of trips has plummeted by nearly a third.

Metro will boycott North Carolina conference in protest of anti-LGBT 'bathroom law'

Metro will boycott North Carolina conference in protest of anti-LGBT 'bathroom law'
latimes.com — Following a national outcry over a North Carolina law that restricts protections for transgender people, the head of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has effectively barred agency employees from traveling to Charlotte, N.C., for a conference. No Metro employees will receive agency funds to travel to an American Public Transportation Assn.
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May 05, 2016

Damning @latimes investigation on an OxyContin flaw that sets patients up for addiction. fw.to/Mmq4rZZ #InvestigatingOxy

May 05, 2016

Had a great time talking transportation innovation tonight. Getting into my car and driving home is such a bummer! twitter.com/futurizex/stat…

May 04, 2016

Management says @latimes will add reporters in Hong Kong, Seoul, Rio, Mumbai, Lagos, Moscow and Mexico City in 2017. poynter.org/2016/tribune-p…


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