News

Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 2018 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

Published on 11/14/2017

MassDOT invites federal, state, and private transportation professionals to present a topic of their expertise during the 2018 Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange Conference.


Climate and the Transportation Sector Listening Sessions

Published on 10/27/2017

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four (4) listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.


“Public Health Assessment of Transportation Projects” - MassDOT Champion: Nikki Tishler

Published on 10/26/2017

“Public Health Assessment of Transportation Projects” is an upcoming 12-18 month research project that aims to identify data-driven ways to incorporate the social determinants of health and public health outcomes into transportation planning and project development.


The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) attends State of the Region Conference

Published on 10/18/2017

On October 18th, members from University of Massachusetts Transportation Center attended New England’s Knowledge Corridor State of the Region Conference in Springfield, MA.


The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) Opens Second Office Location in the UMass Center at Springfield

Published on 09/12/2017

The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in the UMass Center at Springfield.


Field Monitoring of Experimental Hot Mix Asphalt Projects

Published on 09/06/2017

This research evaluated the performance of experimental hot mix asphalt (HMA) mixtures used in 12 different road pavement projects around Massachusetts.


New Metric Could Be Key in Reducing Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Published on 08/30/2017

UMTC Research Affiliate Professor Erin Baker, working with graduate student Seyedeh Nazanin Khatami, has conducted research to develop a new GHG-reduction cost-effectiveness metric and investigate the theoretical and practical implications of this method to rank transportation projects and other projects.


UMassAir awarded $100,000 from the President's Science and Technology Fund

Published on 06/27/2017

Just a year after the UMass Unmanned Aerial System Research and Education Collaborative (also known as UMassAir) received $25,000, the President’s Science and Technology (S&T) Fund more than quadrupled their grant award.


First Three UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) Workforce Development Participants Receive CDL-B Licenses

Published on 06/12/2017

Xavier Kinlaw and Kevin Asante of Worcester and Francis Dingman of South Hadley recently completed their CDL-B training at the New England Tractor Trailer Training School and passed their CDL-B exam.


Defending Airports against Drone Disruptions – A Review of Current Counter-Drone Technologies

Published on 05/26/2017

Researchers at UMass-Amherst recently investigated current counter-drone technologies and made recommendations to MassDOT regarding counter-drone measures for protecting airports and nearby airspace.


Drones at State DOTs – A Review of Current Applications and Practices

Published on 05/26/2017

UMass-Amherst researchers recently completed a study examining the current use of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) for transportation-related purposes at state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) around the country.


UMass Transportation Center and UMass ITE hosted the 2017 Boyer Lecture and 18th Annual UMass ITE Tech Day

Published on 04/28/2017

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the UMass Transportation Center and UMass ITE hosted the 2017 Boyer Lecture and 18th Annual UMass ITE Tech Day.