Mary Buchanan is a senior research associate at TransitCenter, where she researches rider-focused practices and measures that make transit more functional and more equitable in U.S. cities. In this role, Mary is developing recommendations for transit agencies to practice equity. Some of her other work includes using real-time data to advocate for better service and evaluating programs to improve bus stops. Mary holds a B.A. in Economics from Rice University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.