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Laura J. Nelson

Covers:  mobility, commuting, infrastructure, trains, cars, light rail, pedestrians, bikes, southern california, parking, los angeles, freeways, buses, traffic, streets, transit-oriented development

Los Angeles Times transportation reporter. Kansas native, @USC alum, plant mom 🌱 Tips? laura.nelson(at)

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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:


How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

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