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Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up

Published on 08/15/2018

Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, CRRC leadership, and more viewed a mock-up of the new Red Line car today at City Hall Plaza.


MBTA: Draft Focus40 Plan Available for Public Comment

Published on 08/01/2018

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez today announced the release for public comment of a draft of Focus40: The 2040 Investment Plan for the MBTA. MassDOT and the MBTA are seeking feedback on all aspects of the Plan prior to its final release in the autumn.


New ONLINE FAA Remote Pilot Exam Test Prep Course Offered

Published on 07/16/2018

The UMass Transportation Center is excited to offer its first self-paced online course! This class is based on a recorded presentation by Aviation and UAS industry experts and is geared toward individuals who wish to earn their FAA Remote Pilot Certification.


Baker-Polito Administration Announces $6.4 Million in Complete Streets Funding Awards

Published on 07/16/2018

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today announced awards totaling approximately $6.4 million to 22 communities through the Complete Streets Funding Program.


It’s official — ValleyBike Share, a regional partnership, opened June 28

Published on 06/29/2018

Some 500 public bikes will soon be zooming across cities and towns in the Valley now that a bike-sharing program years in the making is officially underway.


MassDOT Celebrates Third Annual Safe Routes to School Award Ceremony

Published on 06/29/2018

MassDOT, through the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, celebrated the successes of SRTS partner schools and community champions at the Massachusetts State House.


Engineering Directive for Permanent Concrete Barrier

Published on 06/26/2018

MassDOT has issued Engineering Directive E-18-001, F Shape Concrete Barrier for Permanent Use.


Baker-Polito Administration and Local Officials Sign Regional Agreement for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Published on 06/22/2018

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with several mayors of cities and towns in order to further facilitate and expand the testing of autonomous vehicles on roadways in the Commonwealth.


Transportation Engineering Graduate Student Sayeeda Ayaz Among Winners of WTS-Boston Scholarships

Published on 06/08/2018

On Tuesday, June 5, WTS-Boston held its Annual Awards and Scholarships Dinner at the Courtyard Boston Downtown.


UMTC to Offer Online FAA Remote Pilot Certification Test Prep Course

Published on 06/07/2018

The UMass Transportation Center is excited to announce a new self-paced online course for individuals who wish to earn their FAA Remote Pilot Certification.


UMass Experts Explain Autonomous Vehicle Challenges at 1st Transportation Listening Session

Published on 05/30/2018

Experts from the University of Massachusetts spelled out the steep hurdles that remain before autonomous vehicles are able to change people’s lives at the first listening sessions by a new commission created by the governor earlier this year.


Team of UMass and MassDOT researchers selected to present at prestigious conference

Published on 05/28/2018

The team will present on “Deteriorated steel beam ends: Identification and selection of most common corrosion patterns” at the 2018 Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, May 29 to June 1 at MIT.