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 Blue Line, the oldest and deadliest of Metro's lines, is undergoing upgrades aimed at improving its safety.
The Los Angeles County transportation funding proposal, Measure M, would provide highway improvements and local revenue for projects like road repairs.
TV ads tout the transportation spending measure will reduce the time you spend in traffic by 15 percent...but that estimate is for 40 years from now.
A new group, "No on M," wants Los Angeles County voters to reject Measure M, which would add a new half-cent sales tax to pay for transportation projects.
The connector, set to open in 2021, will eliminate the need for many rail transfers, shortening travel time by about 20 minutes through downtown.
A panel of experts discussed the Los Angeles County measure to fund transportation projects. One issue: will the poor be impacted disproportionately?
Riverside County officials are seeking the public's comments on a revived proposal to develop train service between Indio and Union Station.
Several proposals from private companies would set up partnerships with the Los Angeles transit agency to move major transportation projects ahead.
... because she's been working hard for months to make sure you know all you need to know about the proposed transit funding measure. Meghan talks with Off-Ramp's John Rabe about how she keeps the listener in mind as she reports the story.
The proposed sales tax bump would pay for a massive build-out of new train and highway systems, But will a higher tax affect where you buy your next big screen TV?
In a bid to restore more quiet to the municipal park, cars will be charged by the hour by year's end at the observatory lot and along main roads.
The beach city is throwing out a challenge starting this week: give up your car every Friday and take advantage of the new Expo Line, bike sharing or Big Blue Bus.
The number of Los Angeles County seniors will sharply increase over 15 years, so Metro is working to ease their transit travel while seeking their support for Measure M.
The "My Figueroa" project will add wider sidewalks, bus platforms, landscaping and a protected bike lane to Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.
The Positive Train Control safety system can automatically slow or stop a train headed for a crash. Despite a federal mandate, most rail lines have not installed it.