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 city is looking at ideas like cheaper parking fines, lower meter rates during off-hours and apps that alert users when street sweeper trucks have passed.
As the rock-and-roll generation ages, Los Angeles' transit agency takes steps to meet their mobility needs via buses and trains.
Sunday services at Church of the Woods in Lake Arrowhead were marked by heartbreak as the congregation remembered one of its own, Michael Wetzel, who died last Wednesday.
Bus ridership in Orange County is at a historic low. Officials are trying to attract riders by making most buses more frequent, but cutting some altogether.
Traffic tickets are expensive. Late fees make it worse. California is reducing some fines to help millions of people pay off old tickets.
Uber and Lyft still aren't permitted to operate from LAX, although you can be dropped off. So what are the best ways to get in and out of the airport for the holidays?
A Metro board committee voted to enlarge the budget for the project to more than $1.5 billion, but not without some unhappiness.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board to take up proposed fees for the county's bike share program scheduled to launch next year.
The libertarian nonprofit Reason Foundation released a plan Tuesday that aims to ease congestion in Southern California by constructing a network of toll road tunnels and expanding tolled express lanes across several counties.
Would you pay more to breeze through SoCal traffic on an express lane or priority overpass? That's one idea floated by the libertarian nonprofit group.
A new University of Southern California study suggests transit projects have benefits for rail passengers, but not for drivers. Take our poll: do you support such projects?
The $1.4 billion Regional Connector Transit Corridor Project requires another $130 million after unanticipated problems, officials say.
Traditional yellow traffic signs can be so impersonal. For one they have no faces. Or feet. And their bodies are made of sticks. A new campaign wants to change that.
Procedural errors are forcing a re-vote of the city's Mobility Plan, which has drawn strong support and opposition. Take our poll: what would you like to see on city streets?
The green bikes of Santa Monica's Breeze bike-share program will be rolling out this Thursday. Users can get a free day of riding by signing up online.