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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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Defending Airports against Drone Disruptions A Review of Current Counter-Drone Technologies

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.

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Drones at State DOTs A Review of Current Applications and Practices

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.

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UMass Transportation Center and UMass ITE hosted the 2017 Boyer Lecture and 18th Annual UMass ITE Tech Day

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the UMass Transportation Center and UMass ITE hosted the 2017 Boyer Lecture and 18th Annual UMass ITE Tech Day.

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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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Featured Researchers

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Karin Valentine Goins
Program Director, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, UMass Medical

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Stephenie Lemon
Professor of Medicine, Director of the UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center

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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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