MIT NEUTC REGION 1 UTC

Five leading universities joined together form the New England University Transportation Center, located in Federal Region 1.

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead institution), Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
  • University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Each of the New England University Transportation Center consortium universities has a long and established history working with the UTC program since its inception. Leveraging private, state and local government funds, university institutional funds, and foundation resources, the New England Center eagerly looks forward to leveraging the UTC funds combined with non-Federal matching funds to produce impactful research, education, and technology transfer programs affecting the future and practice of transportation.

The University of Massachusetts has a well-developed network of research sponsors that include state and local government as well as industry. For example, regionally headquartered insurers such as Liberty Mutual, as well as local governments, have sponsored the University of Massachusetts safety research. Faculty and students also work with several of the state government transportation authorities in New England including Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. In addition, faculty salaries, student support and dedicated transportation research facilities provide significant sources of UTC match.

Projects:

Vehicle Positioning to Connected Vehicles

Retrofit Seatbelts in Motorcoaches

Route Choice in Congested Grid Networks

Routing Policy Choice Models in Stochastic Time-Dependent Networks

Evaluating the Effect of Google Glass on Driver Distraction

A Driving Simulator Evaluation of Driver Distraction and Traffic Control Device Comprehension for At-Grade Railroad Crossings

Operational and Emission Analyses of Roundabouts under Varied Vehicle and Pedestrian Demands