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DC Metro : Getting Back on Track

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. 

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UMTC Research

Analysis of Driver Behavior and Operations Intersection Short Lanes

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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Research Highlights

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Francis Tainter selected for the Eno Leadership Development Conference

UMass graduate student Francis Tainter was selected for the Eno Leadership Development Conference.

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Fleet of Snow Sensors Assists Fleet of Snow Plows

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.

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GreenDOT Strives to Decrease Green House Gases Through Driver Safety

The transportation sector of the United States generates a significant amount of greenhouse gases (28%), fatalities (34,000) and injuries (2.2 million) on an annual basis.

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Featured Researcher

Obed Pasha
Lecturer - Center for Public Policy and Administration

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Research Spotlight

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View current research being conducted on At-Grade Rail Crossing Safety by PhD Candidate, Radhameris Gomez.

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