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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.
Metro narrows the options for a light-rail line from downtown L.A. to Artesia

Metro directors chose two possible routes for a 20-mile light-rail line, informally called the West Santa Ana Branch, connecting downtown L.A. with southeast L.A. County cities. It will terminate in the Civic Center, the Financial District or at Union Station.

L.A. starts debating rules for electric scooters and bike-share companies

The Los Angeles City Council has begun to discuss how to regulate the rental scooters and bikes that are rapidly popping up on the city's Westside.

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