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 Los Angeles County transit agency board approved new discounts making bus and train rides cheaper for college students, including those attending part time.
The agency that runs the trains and buses is now working on making walking and biking easier, but the funds to carry out its plans haven't been identified.
The newly completed rail line accesses more than just the beach; it also connects Angelenos to employment centers.
It's the train LA's been waiting 60 years for — you can finally ride from downtown to Santa Monica! Here's everything you need to know about the new Expo Line.
Ridership is key to whether the $1.5 billion rail line extension will be worth the investment.
The governor released his revised 2016-2017 budget proposal in Sacramento. This comes as California's projected tax revenues for April fell by $1 billion.
The Los Angeles City Council has approved, rescinded and re-approved the plan for the future of L.A. streets. Now officials are again considering removal of some bike lanes from the plan.
Here's a preview of the new segment of the Expo Line from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Plus, watch a time-lapse video of a pre-launch ridealong.
Citations have been issued to those parking around the recently opened Gold Line stations in Azusa, raising the question: what about the Expo Line?
A KPCC investigation found LA's plan to install bus shelters has fallen apart, leaving bus riders finding alternative ways of seeking shade. Tell us yours!
A KPCC probe found the city's bus shelter program has collapsed, with hundreds of structures unbuilt and millions in projected revenues yet to be realized.
Metro is in the process of revamping its bus service to make wait times shorter for most riders by shifting resources away from less-used lines.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti touted the economic benefits from Measure R, the sales tax funding transit and highway projects, but an expert says the impact is hard to project.
The Expo Line to Santa Monica opens in May but several crossings in the busy downtown area don't have gates to prevent cars from entering the tracks.
The High Speed Rail Authority board listens to unhappy residents on the latest route proposals through Southern California.