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Transportation and Mobility Reporter — LA Times
Covers:  mobility, trains, cars, congestion, light rail, pedestrians, bikes, southern california, parking, los angeles, freeways, buses, traffic, streetcars, roads, commuting, transit-oriented development

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: 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.

Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday

latimes.com — Friday morning will mark the first time in more than 60 years that a commuter train has pulled into downtown Santa Monica under its own power. As part of the safety checks required before the Expo Line's second phase can open to the public next year, rail officials will slowly pilot a sleek train from 20th Street to Fifth Street along Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @LANow: Downtown Santa Monica will see its first commuter train in more than 60 years this Friday lat.ms/1DdlVe5 pic.twitter.com/xCOpxQhdDl

Jul 30, 2015

And finally the SEA. Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday @laura_nelson lat.ms/1DdRRij

Jul 30, 2015

RT @LAcrimes: And finally the SEA. Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday @laura_nelson lat.ms/1DdRRij

Jul 31, 2015

RT @LAcrimes: And finally the SEA. Expo Line 'test train' to cross into downtown Santa Monica on Friday @laura_nelson lat.ms/1DdRRij

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Six council members question plan to let Uber, Lyft pick up at LAX

latimes.com — Citing "significant questions" over equity and public safety, six members of the Los Angeles City Council said Wednesday that they want to reexamine the new rules that would allow Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.
Jul 30, 2015

My latest: Six members of the L.A. City Council want closer scrutiny for the new ride-sharing regulations at LAX. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

L.A. business and cultural leaders want to see an Angels Flight plan

latimes.com — Two years ago, the Angels Flight railway made a final clattering descent down its Bunker Hill incline after one of the twin cars slipped off the track, leaving its sole passenger - an Australian tourist - startled but unhurt. Today, the downtown funicular's cars - Sinai and Olivet - perch motionless, halfway up.
Jul 24, 2015

L.A. business and cultural leaders want to see an Angels Flight plan latimes.com/local/californ…

Jul 24, 2015

L.A. “does not have much that is that old or wonderful.” Restore Angels Flight, some say lat.ms/1DDkKPO @laura_nelson @haileybranson

Jul 24, 2015

Advocates say @metrolosangeles should take over the operations of Angels Flight, downtown's super-old mini-railway latimes.com/local/californ…

LAX poised to become largest U.S. airport to allow Uber

latimes.com — Travelers flying into Los Angeles International Airport may soon be able to call an Uber or Lyft after they land. Airport officials will weigh a proposal at a meeting Thursday that would allow ride-hailing services to legally pick up passengers.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @latimes: LAX poised to become largest U.S. airport to allow Uber and Lyft to legally pick up passengers lat.ms/1I5OFVW

Jul 16, 2015

The officials who run L.A.'s airports may make it legal for UberX to pick you up at LAX. I'll be at the vote today. lat.ms/1Jk70v7

Jul 16, 2015

RT @laura_nelson: The officials who run L.A.'s airports may make it legal for UberX to pick you up at LAX. I'll be at the vote today. lat.ms/1Jk70v7

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Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

sun-sentinel.com — Uber - plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world - took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California. In her decision, chief administrative law judge Karen V.

Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

sacbee.com — LOS ANGELES - Uber - plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world - took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California.

Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

chicagotribune.com — Uber - plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world - took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California. In her decision, chief administrative law judge Karen V.

Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

sacbee.com — LOS ANGELES - The ride-hailing giant Uber should be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California because its parent company did not comply with state laws, a state administrative judge said Wednesday.

Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says

latimes.com — Uber - plagued by problems with regulators, drivers and taxi unions around the world - took a big blow in its home state Wednesday when an administrative judge recommended that the ride-sharing giant be fined $7.3 million and be suspended from operating in California. In her decision, chief administrative law judge Karen V.
Jul 16, 2015

RT @laura_nelson: Breaking: @Uber should be suspended in California and fined $7.3 million, judge says. latimes.com/local/lanow/la… More updates to come.

Jul 15, 2015

California regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million… License to operate may be suspended lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

Jul 15, 2015

Wow. Calif judge says Uber operations shud be suspended & pay $7.3 million in fines for failing to follow state law. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @latimes: Breaking: Regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

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Regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million

latimes.com — The ride-hailing giant Uber should be fined $7.3 million and suspended from operating in California because its parent company did not comply with state laws, a state administrative judge said Wednesday. Uber's parent company has refused to provide data on operational data that is required under the 2013 law that legalized ride-hailing firms, the California Public Utilities Commission judge said in a decision issued Wednesday afternoon.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @latimes: Breaking: Regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

Jul 15, 2015

Wow: Uber should be suspended from operating and fined $7.3 million, a California administrative judge says latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @latimes: Breaking: Regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

Jul 15, 2015

From Los Angeles Times Breaking: Regulators want #Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

Jul 15, 2015

RT @ShannonOConnor0: Breaking News: Regulators want Uber suspended in California and fined $7.3 million lat.ms/1M6Cb2i

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Aug 02, 2015

RT @latimes: Mitch Englander leads with over $580,000: the money race is on for L.A. County Board of Supervisors 2016 primary lat.ms/1IdAnS3

Aug 02, 2015

OH at brunch in Silver Lake: "That's the thing about this city. We're in a four-year drought, but there are plenty of drugs."



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