Meghan McCarty Carino 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 Carino
Uber says when new train lines opened in L.A. last year, pick-ups at stations increased, suggesting train riders were combining modes to reach destinations.
The city of Los Angeles' ambitious program to reverse a rising trend of traffic deaths and eliminate road fatalities by 2025 is having unintended consequences in communities sensitive to increased traffic enforcement and mistrustful of street improvements seen as signs of gentrification.
By October, several cities in L.A. County will levy a 10.5 percent sales tax, tying parts of Chicago for the most expensive sales tax in the country.
Good news: officials have completed environmental reviews and early designs for the project. Bad news: there's not funding to cover the $290 million price tag.
Vision Zero, the city initiative to cut traffic deaths, calls for steps like increased traffic enforcement, raising red flags in low-income neighborhoods of color.
The light rail extension will add 11.5 miles and five new stations further east in the San Gabriel Valley. It is set to open to the public in 2027.
Transportation is the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. So how much better is taking transit for the environment than driving?
Forty percent of streets in the city deemed most dangerous for traffic crashes are located in South Los Angeles. Now city officials want feedback on safety fixes.
A $3 daily fee is helping to deter some from parking in lots at Metro's most popular stations, but is it discouraging people from riding the train?
LA Metro officials said they'd never have the billions of dollars needed for a tunnel. But they do have millions set aside that are now available for other projects.
In a unanimous vote, the Los Angeles County Metro board deleted the 710 tunnel project, a move that could bring an end to decades of debate over building a north-south connection between the 10 and 210 freeways.
The L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is set to wade into the decades-long debate over a proposed tunnel linking the 10 and 210 freeways.
The council voted Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. It calls for millions to cover services such as street and sidewalk repair, homelessness aid and police and fire protection.
Council members will debate how two new sources of funding for transportation projects will be spent in the coming fiscal year, including on Vision Zero.
While President Trump has pushed for massive infrastructure spending, his budget cuts funding for transit projects, including L.A. Metro's Purple Line.