In March 2016, the entire Washington, DC subway system was closed for 29 hours for emergency inspections. This shutdown came after a number of electrical fires in the subway system involving fraying third-rail electrical cables.
With the ever increasing demand to add roadway capacity in a safe and efficient manner, the application of intersection short lanes has increased in recent years.
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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.Read More >
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.Read More >
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the UMass Transportation Center and UMass ITE hosted the 2017 Boyer Lecture and 18th Annual UMass ITE Tech Day.Read More >
UMass graduate student Francis Tainter was selected for the Eno Leadership Development Conference.Read More >
Effective snow and ice removal depends on knowing the conditions of roadways in advance of a coming storm. Harnessing this information in an effective and efficient manner allows MassDOT to adequately plan their counter measures and schedule treatments of roadways.Read More >
View current research being conducted on At-Grade Rail Crossing Safety by PhD Candidate, Radhameris Gomez.