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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
A UCLA study suggests people in groups that traditionally use mass transit are buying more cars, which may be causing the decline in train and bus ridership.
The city's Vision Zero program aimed to reduce traffic fatalities in the city last year. Deaths did decline, but not as much as targeted.
Members of the board voiced frustration over how the encounter had escalated and the criticisms it brought on Metro, but their reactions varied.
Video of a police officer on a Metro train forcibly removing a young woman — who was later arrested — has stirred controversy about the LAPD's role on public transit.
A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit ranked the states on their adoption of regulations that address the top road safety threats. California fell in the middle.
Californians can now buy recreational pot legally but the science hasn't caught up to the law when it comes to ensuring safe driving.
Santa Barbara County released a list with the names of the dead, who ranged from ages 3 to 89.
The California Department of Transportation is working to clear waist-high mud, boulders and trees from 13 miles of the highway running through Montecito.
A new MIT study suggests apps like Waze and Google Maps could help ease traffic congestion, but other research suggests that may not be the case.
Metro's short-term bike rentals is now available in Pasadena, Venice and the Port of L.A. but ridership is still half as high as in cities like San Francisco.
Metro could get private investment to speed up bus rapid transit on one of the most highly-trafficked corridors through the central city.
The cost of the actual TAP card could go up for some users, but other riders could have the option to add cash value to the cards on the bus.
There's still no great way to test for levels of THC in drivers and even if it's there, that doesn't necessarily mean the person is impaired.
City transportation officials say private companies renting dockless bike rentals could benefit some neighborhoods but they have created problems elsewhere.
Some commuters avoiding the closed 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass drove into areas burning from the Skirball Fire or under evacuation orders, police said.