Academic Work


The Youth Pass: Study of Conflicts Between Ideal and Practical Research Design in a Pilot Social Program, accepted to Transportation Research Record, coauthor with Ian Thistle, 2017.

Estimation of Short-Term Bus Travel Time by Using Low-Resolution Automated Vehicle Location Data, Transportation Research Record 2539, coauthor with Yashar Farid and Eleni  Christofa, 2016.

The publicness of public transport: The changing nature of public transport in Latin American cities, Transport Policy, with Manuel Tironi, Vol 49, July 2016.

Restructuring Public Transport through Bus Rapid Transit, book co-edited with Juan Carlos Munoz, Policy Press, January 2016.

What is behind fare evasion in urban bus systems? An Econometric Approach,” Transportation Research Part A, co-author with Pablo Guarda, Patricia Galilea, Juan de Dios Ortúzar, Vol 84, February 2016.

Bus Rapid Transit as a Neoliberal Contradiction,” Journal of Transport Geography, 2015.

Examining regulatory reform for bus operations in Latin America,” Urban Geography, with Onesimo Flores Dewey and Juan Carlos Muñoz, 2015.

“From transit as a social service to transit as congestion relief: The failure of transit planning in Atlanta,” book chapter in Planning Atlanta edited by Harley Etienne and Barbara Faga, APA Press, 2014.

The Campaign for the 2012 Transportation Referendum in Atlanta, Georgia: A Region Divided,” Transportation Research Record 2345, Transportation Research Board, 2013.

Competing Mobility Needs: The users, actors, and discourses in Atlanta, Georgia,” Transport Policy, Volume 27, May 2013.

Atlanta: Scarcity and Abundance,” book chapter in Mobility Culture in Megacities edited by the Institute for Mobility Studies, Springer, 2013.

Meeting Multiple Sustainability Goals: Non-motorized access and non-work trip usage on public transit,” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Vol 6, Issue 3, 2012.

Atlanta: Unsafe at Any Speed,” Race, Poverty, and the Environment, Vol 19, No 1, 2012.


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Transportation Systems, December 2010
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sustainable Public Transit Investments: Increasing Non-Motorized Access and Multiple Trip Type Usage 

Master of City and Regional Planning & Master of Science, December 2007
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Transit Riders’ Vision for Regional Transit in Atlanta: A Plan from the Perspective of Dependent Transit Riders

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics & Liberation Struggles Studies, May 2001
Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA
Globalizing Resistance: Technology and the Growth of Transnational Social Movements