Anson is a graduate of the MIT Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation, with international experience researching public transport systems. His dissertation involved deploying interactive mapping tools for stakeholder engagement and developing measures of urban accessibility that incorporate detailed land-use and vehicle location data. Anson has worked with public transport agencies in Los Angeles, London, and Santiago de Chile and has participated in urban design workshops in the US, Colombia, Chile, and China. As a 2010-2011 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, he spent a year in Latin America and Africa studying emerging bus rapid transit systems and their impacts on incumbent operators and the environment. Prior to his doctoral work, Anson earned a Master of Science in Transportation, Masters in City Planning, and Urban Design Certificate from MIT, as well as a BS in Engineering and a BA in Urban Studies from Swarthmore College. In addition to riding buses and trains, he enjoys bicycling and flying as a private pilot.