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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
Los Angeles County is in the midst of a transit-building boom, but still less than a quarter of the population lives within walking distance of a train or rapid bus stop.
A truck driver who stopped for road construction on the 10 Freeway before a casino bus crashed into his rig last year will face 40 counts, including vehicular manslaughter.
On Wednesday, L.A. Metro plans to open a Union Station bike hub that includes bicycle racks and lockers, mechanics to help with repairs and a store for accessories.
A Chinese firm is operating a dockless bike-share system in Griffith Park, offering hourly rentals for $1, far below the $3.50 charged by L.A. Metro for 30 minutes.
The California gas tax increases by 12 cents starting on Wednesday, but the hike will be offset by lower prices for cheaper winter blend gasoline.
Halloween night is consistently one of the worst nights of the year for pedestrian injuries and fatalities, according to federal statistics.
About a quarter of drivers using the toll lanes aren’t paying their fair share, with many lying about carpooling.
How do you get people to obey speed limits? Give out tickets. But in order to do that, a state law says the city must raise some speed limits.
Los Angeles County high-occupancy vehicle lanes have become so popular that the Metro board could consider upping the minimum number in a car from two to three.
The L.A. County transit agency will be taking proposals under private partnerships to accelerate major projects, including a possible Sepulveda Pass subway.
The Gold Line extension and Metrolink will overlap to such an extent officials are looking for ways to make the service less duplicative and more complementary.
The count comes after biking recorded the first drop in L.A. after eight years of increases. Nationally, there's been a leveling off in biking to work.
The Los Angeles County transit agency is joining with several foundations to provide loans to developers who would build affordable housing near bus and rail lines.
Los Angeles' transit agency already runs buses and trains throughout the county, but now it's looking into a brand new option for transportation — on-demand van pools.
The agency plans to partner with a private company to help run the service, which could take riders to transportation hubs or service areas without buses and trains.