Student Theses

Each thesis is the result of two or more years dedicated to pushing the boundaries of public transit design, operations and management. Below are the dozens of groundbreaking theses that students from the MIT Transit Lab have produced in recent decades.

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Whereto Next? Analyzing Livability and Accessibility in the Later Stages of Life

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Anne Hudson

MCP/MST

2020

Network Performance Model for Urban Rail Systems

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Baichuan Mo

MST

2020

Improving South Boston Rail Corridor

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Katerina Boukin

MS

2020

Quantifying Passenger Impact of Disruptions on Metro Lines

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Mark Perelmuter

MS

2020

Resilience of Rapid Transit Networks in the Context of Climate Change

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Michael V. Martello

MS

2020

Identifying Commuting Behavior Segments for TDM Program Design: University Case Study

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Tianyu Su

MCP

2020

Bundled Mobility Passes: A Framework for Partnership between Public Transit and New Mobility Passes

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Appar Bansal

MCP/MST

2019

Estimating the Impacts of Route Changes for Chicago's Rapid Transit System

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Ari Ofsevit

MCP/MST

2019

Towards 3-Minutes: Application of Holding and Crew Interventions to Improve Service Regularity on a High Frequency Rail Transit Line

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Gabriel Wolofsky

MST

2019

Future Transit Service for a Broader User Base: Demand Analysis of Hypothetical Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Services Using a Stated Preference Approach

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Jiali Li

MCP/MST

2019

Detecting and Quantifying Bus Operation Impedance: The Balance Between Reliability and Speed

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Maud Sindzingre

MST

2019

Mitigation of Passenger Effects of State of Good Repair Projects Using Automated Data Sources

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Mihir Bhosale

MST

2019

Data-Driven Customer Segmentation and Personalized Information Provision in Public Transit

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Abhishek Basu

MST

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Driving Change: How Workplace Benefits Can Nudge Solo Car Commuters Toward Sustainable Modes

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Adam Rosenfield

MCP/MST

2018

Transit Fare Policy: Use of Automated Data to Improve Incremental Decision Making

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Andrew Stuntz

MCP/MST

2018

Modeling Crowding Levels by Trains in High-Frequency Transit Service Operating Near Capacity

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Eli Miller

MST

2018

Value of Information in Dispatching Shared Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems: a Simulation Framework

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Jian Wen

MST

2018

A Framework for Identification of Systematic Service Deterioration in Urban Rail Systems

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Kenji Chigusa

MST

2018

Simulation-Based Design of Integrated Public Transit and Shared Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand Systems

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Yu Xin (Leo) Chen

MST

2018

Uncovering Individual Mobility Patterns from Transit Smart Card Data: Trip Prediction, Activity Inference, and Change Detection

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Zhan Zhao

PhD

2018