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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.


Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

Published on 05/21/2018

The Commission, in partnership with MassDOT and the UMass Transportation Center, is hosting a series of five listening sessions to capture ideas and discuss policy, and take questions and comments. Members of the public are invited to attend and share their thoughts. The sessions will be held on the following dates.


UMTC Aviation Program Receives Tour of Westover

Published on 05/20/2018

UMTC Aviation team was treated to a tour of Westover municipal and Air Force airport.


Water Transportation Advisory Council Update

Published on 05/20/2018

Transportation Secretary and MassDOT CEO Stephanie Pollack convened the Water Transportation Advisory Council and the Council heard an update on the Comprehensive Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study being managed by Boston Harbor Now.


Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

Published on 05/11/2018

The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts. These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive questions and comments.


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

Published on 05/08/2018

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.


Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

Published on 05/07/2018

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and welcomes public comment until June 4, 2018.


UMass Student Alyssa Ryan Awarded ITE Student Scholarship

Published on 05/06/2018

Alyssa Ryan, a Graduate Research Assistant in Transportation Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was awarded the New York Upstate Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2018 Student Scholarship.