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Laura J. Nelson

Laura J. Nelson covers transportation and mobility issues across Southern California. She was part of the team of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino. Before joining The Times in 2012, Nelson wrote for the Boston Globe, the Tampa Bay Times and the Los Angeles Daily News. Laura grew up in suburban Kansas City in a family of journalists and graduated from the University of Southern California.
Speed limits are going up in L.A. so that police can write more tickets

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to raise speed limits on more than 100 miles of city streets, saying the increases are the only way to restore police officers' ability to write speeding tickets.

Metro backs temporary plan to preserve Green Line service for South Bay riders

Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday temporarily preserved a one-seat ride for South Bay Metro riders along much of the Green Line, following weeks of controversy over how the aging line should be connected to a new Metro rail project under construction in South Los Angeles.

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