Meghan McCarty 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
Los Angeles has announced an ambitious plan to make its streets safer for bikes and pedestrians. But if Highland Park is any indication, it won't be easy.
The public can submit comments on plans to drill test holes in the Angeles Forest as part of the assessment for the California bullet train's alternative routes.
Sunday's supermoon lunar eclipse had some folks howling in super traffic after thousands of people flocked to the hilltop observatory to take in the rare celestial occurrence.
A private rail company has announced a partnership with a Chinese company to build a bullet train between Victorville, 85 miles east of Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
A UCLA/Los Angeles County Bike Coalition/Los Angeles Walks survey Wednesday and Saturday aims to answer questions about who bikes and where pedestrians walk.
The LA bid for the 2024 Olympics has revived hopes for a faster completion of the so-called "Subway to the Sea." At the current pace it won't open until 2035.
The bright green bikes of the Santa Monica Breeze bike share system have hit the streets of the beach city. Bike share will be coming to the city of L.A. next year.
A new study shows more Chicagoans may be choosing to ride transit so they can use their smartphones. Could Wi-Fi on LA's subways convince more Angelenos to ride?
Two new apps allow users to summon a valet attendant with a smartphone. Now, the city is looking at requirements for on-demand services similar to those for regular valets.
A report this week names a stretch of the 101 as the most congested road in the country. Does that ring true? Tell us where you think the worst traffic is.
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft will finally be allowed to both pick up and drop off passengers at LAX. But how many? How soon? How expensive? We've got the lowdown.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to approve the Airport Commission's plan allowing ridesharing services to pick up passengers at LAX.
The rate of carpooling to work has been steadily declining in recent decades, but a crop of apps in the model of Uber is paving the way for a new wave of ridesharing.
Fewer people are catching a ride with work buddies these days, but the new model of ridesharing could be the ticket to getting some carpools off the road.
The city of L.A. regulates taxis, but it doesn't have the same authority over rideshare operators, so officials are using their leverage with LAX to get concessions.