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Meghan McCarty Carino
Commuting and Mobility Reporter
Meghan McCarty Carino 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
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.
Hundreds of thousands of cars traverse the Sepulveda Pass every day, so the 405 freeway closure due to the Skirball Fire caused massive backups.
The Olympics aren't coming for another 11 years, but L.A. Metro is planning ahead for 28 important transportation projects it hopes to finish before the games.
Growing e-commerce is adding more delivery trucks to the roads and more cardboard boxes in the trash. We've got tips on how to minimize the impact.
After a filing mistake, the campaign to recall L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin will need to restart before it can collect signatures to get the proposal on the ballot.
Those who want to roll back a new state gas tax and vehicle fees can start collecting signatures to get their measure on the ballot.
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.