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
The City of Los Angeles is providing seed funding for community events that encourage people to hang out and have fun in the streets.
Last time L.A. hosted the Olympics, there were warnings of catastrophic gridlock. It never happened. In fact, roadways were clearer than ever.
Metro runs trains and buses, but also owns real estate along transit lines. A new development policy aims to encourage more affordable housing.
L.A. has 350 miles of bike lanes, but cyclists here must still contend with a car-entrenched culture, fast-moving traffic and frequently long distances.
The Expo Line is bringing passenger trains back into Santa Monica for the first time in 60 years, but they're just being tested for now.
A Blue Ribbon Committee convened by L.A. County Metro has proposed increasing bus frequency for most of the system by cutting service on some less-busy lines.
California roads and bridges have racked up $59 billion in backlogged repairs. A special joint session of the legislature is tackling how to close that gap.
The state of California has handed over management of the second busiest Amtrak train to a little known local agency called LOSSAN.
A bill in the California state legislature calls for emergency "yellow alerts" to be sent via electronic highway signs when a driver leaves the scene of a deadly accident.
In April Mayor Garcetti promised Uber and Lyft would be able to pick up from the airport by summer. It's getting hotter - but still no ride share pickups at LAX.
Donald Shoup — one of the world's experts on parking policy — is retiring after four decades. His prescription for L.A.'s parking: you've got to pay for it.
Metro is running test trains on the new Expo Line light rail stretch that will connect Downtown LA to Santa Monica for the first time in 60 years.
The agency that keeps the trains running wants to make sure they're not keeping their taps running too long. Metro will try to cut water by 20 percent by 2017.
Metro has chosen an operator to run its bike share program despite concerns the docking system is different than ones planned for Santa Monica and Long Beach.
A recent crackdown on pedestrians in downtown Los Angeles has spurred protest by activists. City Council members are considering changing enforcement policy.