Academic Work


Bus Load Inference and Crowding Performance Evaluation Through Disaggregate Analysis of Fare Transaction, Vehicle Location, and Passenger Count Data, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2672, Issue 8, coauthor with Gabriel Sanchez-Martinez, Chris Southwick, and John Attanucci, 2018. Winner of the William Millar Award for best public transportation paper at TRB in January 2019.

The Youth Pass: Study of Conflicts Between Ideal and Practical Research Design in a Pilot Social Program, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2652, coauthor with Ian Thistle, 2017.

Estimation of Short-Term Bus Travel Time by Using Low-Resolution Automated Vehicle Location Data, Transportation Research Record, Volume 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, Volume 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, Volume 84, co-author with Pablo Guarda, Patricia Galilea, Juan de Dios Ortúzar, 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, Volume 2345, 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