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
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.
About one-quarter of Rams fans got to the Coliseum by bus or train this season - as many as 20,000 for some games. That exceeded Metro's projections.
The beach city joins the ranks of bike-friendly hubs like Copenhagen and Portland in measuring bike traffic as planners seek to reduce car traffic.
Areas like Westlake and MacArthur Park will get up to 100 electric cars as part of an effort to reduce pollution and increase mobility in low-income communities.
The short-term bike rental systems will expand to Pasadena and Venice next summer. So where would you like to see the bikes stationed?
A Caltrans test that could change how drivers pay for street repairs collects data on how participants drive using a device plugged into a car's computer.
Lane re-striping and signal coordination could improve the flow of cars onto the 405 in Brentwood. But some residents complain the fixes are just for show.
L.A. police and sheriff's deputies are beefing up security at the city's Metro stations after receiving information about a bomb threat to the Universal City station.
A grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will allow upgrades at intersections that feed into the Rose Bowl area, which gets congested during events.
After criticism of the L.A. transit agency's policing, Metro will resume discussion in February on contracts with Los Angeles and Long Beach police as well as with sheriff's deputies.
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas points to statistics showing black and Latino youth are disproportionately ticketed, which can cause financial hardship and missed classes.