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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.
Trucks on the 210 Freeway keep crashing onto the Gold Line. A fix could get expensive

Over the last decade, 11 vehicles have crashed off the 210 Freeway and landed on the Metro Gold Line. The cost to design new barriers aimed at preventing crashes may double to $22.6 million.

LAX expansion plans call for a new terminal east of Sepulveda Boulevard

In a 142-page environmental document, city airport officials said the expansion would add more sophisticated facilities for travelers, improve runway safety and add at least 21 gates for domestic and international flights.

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