Meghan McCarty Commuting and Mobility Reporter
Meghan McCarty covers commuting and mobility issues for KPCC. Got a gripe about gridlock or public transit? She’d love to hear from you.
She gets to work in a car - for now – but occasionally jumps on the Metro and walks as often as she can. She's looking for advice to become a more intrepid biker.
Meghan has been with KPCC since 2010, when she was hired as an Associate Producer for The Madeleine Brand Show, where she created her signature Weekend Alibi datebook feature. She went on to report, produce and edit for Take Two Show, KPCC's award-winning morning newsmagazine.
Meghan has contributed to public media outlets up and down California, from KQED in San Francisco and KVIE in Sacramento to KCET TV in L.A. She has reported abroad from South Africa, Germany, India, Israel and the West Bank.
Meghan got her Masters from USC's Annenberg School of Journalism and her B.A. in English from UCLA, but she is not torn when it comes to rooting for sports teams (it would be impolitic to reveal her allegiance).
Meghan would love to hear from you. Send her story ideas, grumbles and comments at memccarty [at] scpr.org
Stories by Meghan McCarty
The governor repeated his call for major spending to shore up a deteriorating infrastructure, which has taken on more urgency with the Oroville Dam crisis and recent rains.
LAPD and Long Beach police will join county sheriffs in policing L.A. county buses and trains in an effort to add officers to the system and increase security.
After a stalemate lasting a year and a half, the California Legislature will again take on proposals to fund a $136-billion backlog in needed road repairs.
There's been a decades-long debate over how to connect two ends of the San Gabriel Valley. Could the option of a 710 tunnel be scrapped for good?
The city of Los Angeles promises to respond to requests to fix potholes within three working days, but winter storms last month quadrupled the usual load.
Funded by Measure M, it would replace an express bus already connecting the Orange and Red Lines with the Gold Line with new bus-only lanes.
Saturday's demonstrators were urged to take public transit, increasing the typical Saturday ridership by hundreds of thousands.
Federal transportation officials are investigating a complaint that Metro is discriminating against black riders in enforcing fares. Metro denies it does so.
The disruption of a major artery between San Fernando Valley and L.A's westside isn't over yet. Any closure has a ripple effect, and there's more rain coming.
The public can comment by email or in person on the two-lane bikeway, fully separated from car traffic and connecting downtown with the Helms Bakery and Expo Line.
Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce his budget proposal Tuesday against a backdrop of lower state revenues and threats of federal funding cuts.
With new federal funding for the second phase of the Purple Line, planned construction under Beverly Hills High is again stirring controversy.
Community meetings are set to get the public's input on a proposal to connect a Metro station and a Metrolink station now separated by three miles.
The downtown to West L.A. project is already underway and the latest funding will add another 2.6 miles to the Purple Line.
The project is designed to provide a faster connection for riders of the Metro Silver Line rapid bus and Foothill Transit lines that serve the San Gabriel Valley.