The MIT Transit Lab is a unique research group within the Massachusetts Institute of Technology focusing on innovative public transit research. The lab staff and students partner with transit agencies around the world to solve practical problems using state of the art methods. Since 1980, the MIT Transit Lab has pushed the boundaries of public transit research in collaboration with some of the worlds' largest transit agencies on four different continents.
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Transit Lab Milestones
280 PhD and MS graduates since 1980 (234 since 1994)
19 current graduate students working with four different agencies
Over a dozen visiting international students, postdoctoral associates, and visiting professors
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Jinhua Zhao is the Edward H. and Joyce Linde Associate Professor of City and Transportation Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Prof. Zhao brings behavioral science and transportation technology together to shape travel behavior, design mobility systems, and reform transportation policies. Prof. Zhao is an alumni of the MIT Transit Lab.