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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.
Free rides on Earth Day for L.A. bus, train and bike commuters

Monday is Earth Day. To celebrate, Metrolink, L.A. Metro and other agencies will offer free rides on buses, trains and bikes Monday.

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.

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