Asha Weinstein Agrawal
Asha Weinstein Agrawal is Director of MTI’s National Transportation Finance Center at San
José State University, and Professor of Urban and Regional Planning (also at SJSU). Her
research agenda is guided by a commitment to the principles of sustainability and equity: what
planning and policy tools can communities adopt to encourage environmentally-friendly travel
and improve accessibility for people struggling with poverty or other disadvantages? She has
explored this question most deeply through two substantive areas, transportation finance policy
and the travel behavior of pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Dr. Agrawal earned a B.A.
from Harvard University in Folklore and Mythology, an M.Sc. from the London School of
Economics and Political Science in Urban and Regional Planning, and a Ph.D. from the
University of California, Berkeley, in City and Regional Planning.