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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.
Bullet train went from peak California innovation to the project from hell

Gov. Gavin Newsom's intention to scale back what was touted as the United States' biggest infrastructure project doesn't kill the high-speed rail system, but its original dream is withering.

Valley to Westside in 20 minutes? Metro says it’s possible on a Sepulveda Pass line

Rail tunnels through the hills or a monorail over them could move commuters between the Valley and the Westside in less than 30 minutes, according to Metro.

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