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New Video and Workshop Series Teaches Best Practices for Beaver Control

Published on 02/05/2019

These workshops will cover beaver behavior, best management practices, and Massachusetts regulations, permitting processes, and much more!


UMass Amherst Research Team Awarded 2019 Outstanding Paper

Published on 01/25/2019

A UMass Amherst research team won the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.


DER's FY20 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant RFR Announcement

Published on 01/25/2019

The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, is seeking proposals from Massachusetts municipalities interested in replacing an undersized, perched, and/or degraded culvert located in an area of high ecological value.


Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

Published on 01/22/2019

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed legislation to improve road safety entitled, “An Act Relative to Improving Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth.” The proposal makes a number of changes recommended in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and updates existing statutes that were drafted before recent advances in various forms of mobility.


Knodler Selected for PEP Fellowship

Published on 01/08/2019

Michael Knodler Jr., a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the director of the UMass Transportation Center, has been selected to receive a UMass Public Engagement Project (PEP) Fellowship for the coming year.


MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference Is Seeking Presentation Abstracts

Published on 12/20/2018

MassDOT invites federal, state, and private transportation professionals to present a topic of their expertise during the 2019 Innovation and Mobility Exchange Conference.


MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

Published on 12/20/2018

Governor Charlie Baker and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno were joined by MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA Interim General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville, and CRRC MA Chairman & President Jia Bo, at CRRC MA’s manufacturing facility to mark the on-time completion of the first pair of Orange Line vehicles, a significant milestone in the delivery of new subway cars to the MBTA.


Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

Published on 12/17/2018

Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth releases two-part report on transportation needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth between 2020 and 2040.


MassDOT Announces Applications for New Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Project Funding

Published on 12/03/2018

MassDOT is pleased to announce that applications can now be made for the new round of infrastructure project funding for the Safe Routes to School Program.


Rotary or roundabout . . . which is it?

Published on 10/10/2018

The Boston Globe recently ran an article referencing the University of Massachusetts Transportation Center’s series, “Transportation Take-Away,” that examines the differences between a rotary and a roundabout.


Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

Published on 10/01/2018

On September 26 in South Boston, Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, and more gathered to celebrate the introduction of the 45th Bus, the MBTA’s first extended-range hybrid bus, into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet.


MassDOT Encourages Students to Participate in International Walk and Roll to School Day, October 3rd

Published on 10/01/2018

MassDOT encourages students, parents, and school officials to take part in this annual event to promote a healthy and active lifestyle by walking and biking to school, using safe routes and wearing appropriate clothing, including helmets if cycling.