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Los Angeles
LA Times — Transportation Reporter
As seen in:  LA Times
Covers:  Trains, Transit-Oriented Development, Cars, Congestion, Light Rail, Pedestrians, Bikes, Southern California, Bicycle Culture, Parking, Los Angeles, Multi-Modal Transportation, Highways, Buses, Traffic, Streetcars, Roads, Transportation, Commuting
Doesn't Cover: Business, Movies, Entertainment, Port Of Los Angeles, Airports, Metrolink, Technology

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.

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Jul 28, 2014

@gaufre @corinbrown yeah, the idea was to encourage people to use transit. officials also thought caged/gated systems felt restrictive

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