Christopher MacKechnie

  • Master's degree in Urban Planning from ​the University of Michigan
  • Worked on planning and scheduling teams for large transit systems in the Los Angeles area
  • Bus driver for 10 years


Christopher MacKechnie is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for over five years. He holds a master's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada and has worked in scheduling and planning for various large transit systems in the Los Angeles area. A lifetime lover of public transit, Christopher worked part-time as a bus driver for 10 years while earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Christopher is active in local transit advocacy groups and has maintained an impressive bus schedule and map collection since he was a child.


  • Master's degree in Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Law degree, University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor's degrees ​in Biology and English, University of Michigan

Christopher MacKechnie

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