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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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By email (, tailored to my beat, and nothing canned. Tell me in three or four sentences why the story matters.
Jul 23, 2014

@BrianSumers I'm joookinggggg and also, aren't you supposed to be getting married or something?

Jul 23, 2014

@ericspiegelman HAHAHA if someone did that to me I would maybe slap them. My condescension allotment for July has run out.

Jul 23, 2014

Free advice: The best way to get on my good side as a reporter is NOT to say, "If you were older, maybe you'd understand."

Jul 23, 2014

While we're on the topic, Ed Leibowitz is great on "the vanishing buffer zone between Skid Row and the rest of L.A."…

Jul 23, 2014

"There's this dirty divide." Interesting @hillelaron piece on the clash of homeless and gentrification on Skid Row.…

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