Stewart Mader is connecting people. He built a new digital news and data platform for Fitch, created new digital and social media channels for CFA Institute to reach a growing, global community, and helped Atlassian grow from a small startup in Australia to a worldwide leader in software tools for teams. He developed a New York & New Jersey Subway Map to show a comprehensive view of transit options in the NYC region, and a proposal for Hudson Place Pedestrian Plaza, a new civic space at Hoboken Terminal, one of the region’s key transit hubs. In 2014, he co-founded the PATH Riders Council, which has worked with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to improve service on the subway system connecting New York & New Jersey, and share more information with customers, including an updated system map with subway and rail connections.
He is the author of Wikipatterns, a handbook for guiding adoption of new technology. Earlier in his career, he taught chemistry and produced documentary films, sponsored by NASA, on the SOFIA space telescope, and on spectroscopy. He holds an MS in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology from University at Albany, and a BS in Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from University of Hartford.
See what riders at the Fulton Street subway station had to say about the proposed Subway NY NJ map.
Posted by Subway NY NJ on Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Stewart Mader, Chair of the PATH Riders Council, and founder of Subway NY NJ, spoke with the Port Authority Board of Commissioners at its May meeting to highlight key service improvements that have resulted from PRC & PATH collaboration, including the addition of regional transit connections to the PATH map.
Posted by Subway NY NJ on Wednesday, June 8, 2016
One year ago, a panel convened by Governors Christie and Cuomo suggested eliminating overnight PATH service. Stewart Mader spoke with Greg Mocker at PIX11 last December, voicing the PATH Riders Council's opposition to the governors' proposal, and urging the public not to blame the Port Authority for Christie and Cuomo’s suggestion to cut PATH service.
After significant public opposition to the idea, including widespread calls by elected officials, the idea was indefinitely tabled. That's good for the region's economy, for transit riders, and for the hard working men and women of PATH, who keep the trains running 24/7.
Posted by Subway NY NJ on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Renato Geremicca interviews Stewart at Forum delle Risorse Umane 2015 in Milan, Italy
Stewart makes the case for a New York & New Jersey transit map to the MTA Transportation Reinvention Commission in 2014
George Bodarky interviews Stewart about photographing urban landscapes from elevated perches around New York on WFUV’s Cityscape. As seen in: Brick Underground, CityLab, Curbed NY, Gizmodo, Next City, Spacing Atlantic, Untapped Cities and the Wall Street Journal