Anson Stewart is a PhD candidate in the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Transportation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT, he previously earned a Master of Science in Transportation, a Masters in City Planning, and an Urban Design Certificate. His research, affiliated with the MIT Transit Research Group, Mobility Futures Collaborative, and the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence, revolves around urban design, bus rapid transit, open data, accessibility indicators, and civic engagement.
Anson has worked with transit agencies including LA Metro (Los Angeles, CA) and Transantiago (Santiago de Chile), as well as community-based organizations such as Alternatives for Community and Environment (Roxbury, MA) and municipal governments (Irvine, CA). He has participated in transportation planning and design workshops in the United States, Chile, Colombia, and China. As a 2010-2011 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Anson spent a year in Latin America and Africa researching emerging bus rapid transit systems and their impacts on incumbent operators and the environment. A native of Southern California, Anson is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he received a BS (Engineering) and a BA (Special Major in Urban Studies). In addition to riding buses and trains, he enjoys bicycling and flying as a private pilot.