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
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.
The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement encouraging local hires for federally funded transportation projects, but Metro is diverging where it can.
The California Legislature this week passed a measure that would make it legal for pedestrians to enter the crosswalk during the flashing countdown. Many didn't know it was illegal.
Congestion pricing involves charging a toll to drive on certain roads during rush hour. Experts say it can work, but it's not a politically popular idea.
The operator of Angels Flight, the railway billed as the shortest in the world, says the train won't run unless it is 100 percent sure it is safe.
The public can weigh in on a transit line to run down Van Nuys Boulevard creating a north-south connection between Metrolink and the Orange Line rapid bus.
Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.
Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901 and was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades.
Neighborhoods around the Crenshaw district are preparing for a new rail line connecting the city to LAX in 2019, but rising values can price out residents.
Los Angeles is looking to pilot a program to reduce the number of parking tickets given on street sweeping days. Turns out, there's an app for that.
Officials are advising visitors to try to arrive without a car, and the park is offering extra DASH bus service from the Metro Red Line station up the hill.
The public is invited to comment on LA Metro's planned changes to the areas surrounding Union Station. Comments can be submitted by email or at a Sept. 13 workshop.
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.