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Anson Stewart is a graduate student and researcher in the City Planning and Transportation programs at MIT, with international experience in public transit planning and operations. His research, affiliated with the MIT Transit Research Group and the ALC-BRT Center of Excellence, revolves around bus rapid transit, urban design, open data, and civic engagement in the transportation planning process. He has worked with transit agencies including LA Metro (Los Angeles, CA) and Transantiago (Santiago de Chile), as well as with community-based organizations such as Alternatives for Community and Environment (Roxbury, MA) and municipal governments (Irvine, CA). As a 2010-2011 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Anson spent a year in Latin America and Africa studying emerging BRT systems and their impacts on incumbent operators. He received a Lang Opportunity Scholarship to develop an environmental justice youth program and in 2006 was named an Irvine Company Youth Leadership Award winner, reflecting his interest in urban planning and design. Anson is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he received a BS in Engineering and a BA in Urban Studies.