Meghan McCarty Carino

Commuting and Mobility Reporter

Contact Meghan McCarty Carino

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]

Stories by Meghan McCarty Carino

LA Metro looking to van pools to fill transit network gaps

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.

LA Metro diverges from feds on hires for transit projects

The Trump administration is rolling back a requirement encouraging local hires for federally funded transportation projects, but Metro is diverging where it can.

Something you didn't know is illegal may soon be made legal

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.

Could London-style toll zones reduce LA traffic?

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.

Angels Flight prepares to re-reopen after mechanical fix

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.

A rapid bus, tram or light rail in the San Fernando Valley?

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.

AirTalk asks: What is your favorite Angels Flight experience?

Angels Flight reopened Thursday morning following a four-year closure and a $5 million renovation.

After 4 grounded years, Angels Flight reopens

Angels Flight began taking passengers up and down Bunker Hill in 1901 and was a major downtown L.A. tourist attraction for decades.

Crenshaw Line shows transit cuts two ways in housing crisis

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.

LA street sweeper tickets could become thing of the past

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.

Tips for eclipse parking at Griffith Observatory

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.

Union Station changes call for more space for walkers, less for cars

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 out to raise Blue Line's ridership

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia wants improvements to Blue Line, which has been losing ridership amid concerns about safety and delays.

Important 2028 Olympic transit line hangs on federal funding

By 2028, Los Angeles will have rail to the airport, an extension of the Gold Line and more. But will the key subway to Westwood be ready for the Olympics?

LA buses have gotten slower, increasingly off-schedule

As the on-time performance of Metro buses has declined, so has ridership. The transit agency is looking at ways to improve the service.