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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

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.

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Knodler Selected for PEP Fellowship

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.

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MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

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.

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MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference Is Seeking Presentation Abstracts

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

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

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.

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