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B.U.B.S. – Buckling Up in the Back Seat!

According to a recent nationwide study, adults are less likely to use a seatbelt when sitting in the backseat of a vehicle than the front seat. The survey, conducted by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, (IIHS) found this was especially true for adults taking taxis or services such as Uber or Lyft.

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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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Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 2018 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

MassDOT invites federal, state, and private transportation professionals to present a topic of their expertise during the 2018 Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange Conference.

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Climate and the Transportation Sector Listening Sessions

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Department of Transportation are hosting a series of four (4) listening sessions on the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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“Public Health Assessment of Transportation Projects” - MassDOT Champion: Nikki Tishler

“Public Health Assessment of Transportation Projects” is an upcoming 12-18 month research project that aims to identify data-driven ways to incorporate the social determinants of health and public health outcomes into transportation planning and project development.

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The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) attends State of the Region Conference

On October 18th, members from University of Massachusetts Transportation Center attended New England’s Knowledge Corridor State of the Region Conference in Springfield, MA.

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The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) Opens Second Office Location in the UMass Center at Springfield

The UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in the UMass Center at Springfield.

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Featured Researcher

Cole Fitzpatrick

Cole Fitzpatrick
Research Fellow
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Research Spotlight

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View current research being conducted on At-Grade Rail Crossing Safety.

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