Scott Middleton

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MST/MCP Student

Scott is a third-year Master of Science in Transportation and Master in City Planning dual-degree student at MIT. Scott’s research with the JTL explores the connections between ridesharing, discrimination, and regulation. He is also a member of MIT’s former Regional Transportation and High Speed Rail Group from 2015 to 2017, where his research focused on evaluation of high-speed rail projects as complex socio-technical systems. Scott is a recipient of an Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Transportation (2016, 2017), as well as the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Maseeh Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016). Scott is currently an associate with the MIT Automated Mobility Policy Project. 

Before coming to MIT, Scott worked as a community planner at the USDOT’s Volpe Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work at the DOT focused on professional capacity building across range of topics, including asset management, performance-based planning, environmental review, and transit operations. Scott also has professional experience with the transportation consulting firm Fehr & Peers. Scott has a B.A. in history and urban studies from Brown University, where he wrote his senior honors thesis on the impacts of deindustrialization in Southern New England. Outside of academics, Scott is an avid cyclist and passionate traveler. 

Research Projects: The AMP ProjectMIT Institute of Data, System, and Society

Research Interests: Automated Vehicle Policy, Social Mobility Sharing