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Public Participation, Input Sought On Draft FY 2019-2023 MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plan

Published on 04/20/2018

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that public meetings to present and discuss the Draft MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update for Fiscal Years 2019–2023 will be held in May and that the public comment period for the draft CIP will open on May 15, and close on June 4.


Transportation Seminar Series: Dr. Lili Du, Associate Professor, University of Florida

Published on 04/18/2018

Dr. Lili Du's presentation, "Cooperative Platoon Control for a Mixed Traffic Flow Including Human Drive Vehicles and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles", will take place on April 26 in the Gunness Student Center at 1:00 pm.


MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Published on 04/17/2018

As Massachusetts residents eagerly anticipate April’s arrival of spring, MassDOT and MAPFRE Insurance would also like to remind motorists that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.


Dr. Eleni Christofa, Assistant Professor, Transportation

Published on 04/16/2018

CEE Transportation Assistant Professor Eleni Christofa’s research on person-based signal control is already widely cited and recognized worldwide, even though her career in transportation engineering is little more than a decade old.


Five UMTC Research Affiliates Speaking at MassDOT’s Innovation and Mobility Conference

Published on 04/07/2018

The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center will be represented at the 2018 MassDOT Innovation & Mobility Exchange by the numerous UMTC staff and by five UMTC Research Affiliates who will be presenting on areas of their expertise.


Nicholas Fournier selected for the Eno Leadership Development Conference

Published on 04/04/2018

UMass graduate student Nicholas Fournier was selected for the Eno Leadership Development Conference.


MassDOT Research on Commuter Bus Demand, Incentives for Modal Shift and Impact on GHG Emissions

Published on 04/03/2018

In January 2018, two UMass Transportation Center Research Affiliates, Assistant Professors Eleni Christofa, and Eric Gonzales, presented the results of the MassDOT research project Commuter Bus Demand, Incentives for Modal Shift and Impact on GHG Emissions at an Executive Briefing at the MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning (OTP).


Alyssa Ryan receives 2018 CT ITE Scholarship

Published on 04/03/2018

Each year the CT ITE scholarship is awarded to a student who is working to achieve a degree in traffic engineering and/or related field.


Plotnikov to Present on Drones at MassDOT’s Innovation and Mobility Exchange

Published on 04/01/2018

On April 10, 2018 Plotnikov will present on “The state of the practice of UAS in state DOTs”.


Past Webinar: Planning for the Impacts of Decriminalized Marijuana on CMV Safety

Published on 03/30/2018

UMassSafe recently conducted a webinar on the legalization of Cannabis and changing landscape around impaired driving. On April 2nd, Darrin Grondel, Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, presented at UMass on the impacts of legalization on both CMV drivers and companies as well as law enforcement and drivers licensing, from the Washington State perspective.


UMass Transportation Center Acquires New Air Traffic Control Simulator

Published on 03/29/2018

An article in the Journal for Civil Aviation Training reports that UFA, Inc., a developer of air traffic control simulation systems based in Burlington, Massachusetts, has delivered an ATTower air traffic control simulator to the Transportation Center in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the UMass Amherst College of Engineering.


Toyota Awards Ni a Research Grant to Study the Wonderful New World of Connected Vehicle Technology

Published on 03/28/2018

What will the marvelous future of “connected vehicles” mean for drivers in the real world? To answer this crucial question, Toyota Motor North America Research and Development is collaborating with the University of Massachusetts to award Associate Professor Daiheng Ni of our Civil and Environmental Engineering Department a four-year research grant so he can explore connected vehicle technology.