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

Small cities seek fair share of Measure M funding pie

The voter-approved Measure M transportation sales tax increase will fund large projects but cities with smaller populations want their share of the revenues, too.

Paralympian to highlight accessiblity issues at CicLAvia

Sunday's CivLAvia takes place between Culver City and Venice with a special focus on accessibility challenges for those with disabilities.

Garcetti joins other leaders in calling for road repairs

The state faces a $130 billion backlog for road repairs, but lawmakers have been unable to agree on how to pay for fixes. Are conditions finally right?

How Trump's new budget might affect California

Trump is proposing cuts to many areas of government, including environmental oversight, transportation and medical research, while boosting spending for the military and to build a border wall.

Wanted: Citizens to hold Metro accountable for spending

A citizens oversight committee drawn from Los Angeles County residents would hold the transit agency accountable for the spending of $120 billion over 40 years.

LA Metro officials still expect federal funding in Trump era

The transportation agency depends on federal money to build and run transit, but a delay of a federal grant for a Northern California rail project has rattled officials.

Brown sets April deadline to devise road-fix funding plan

The governor repeated his call for major spending to shore up a deteriorating infrastructure, which has taken on more urgency with the Oroville Dam crisis and recent rains.

A new multi-agency policing effort for Metro trains and buses

LAPD and Long Beach police will join county sheriffs in policing L.A. county buses and trains in an effort to add officers to the system and increase security.

The road to road repairs once again leads to California legislators

After a stalemate lasting a year and a half, the California Legislature will again take on proposals to fund a $136-billion backlog in needed road repairs.

California lawmaker seeks to shut down 710 tunnel proposal for good

There's been a decades-long debate over how to connect two ends of the San Gabriel Valley. Could the option of a 710 tunnel be scrapped for good?

LA struggles to respond to record number of pothole reports

The city of Los Angeles promises to respond to requests to fix potholes within three working days, but winter storms last month quadrupled the usual load.

First Measure M project could be NoHo-to-Pasadena rapid bus

Funded by Measure M, it would replace an express bus already connecting the Orange and Red Lines with the Gold Line with new bus-only lanes.

Women's March significantly boosts Saturday Metro ridership

Saturday's demonstrators were urged to take public transit, increasing the typical Saturday ridership by hundreds of thousands.

Metro fare enforcement probed after civil rights complaint

Federal transportation officials are investigating a complaint that Metro is discriminating against black riders in enforcing fares. Metro denies it does so.

Laurel Canyon reopens, but drivers can still expect delays

The disruption of a major artery between San Fernando Valley and L.A's westside isn't over yet. Any closure has a ripple effect, and there's more rain coming.