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Zipper UP – Merge Design Helps Reduce Crashes

A recent study from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst evaluated the impact of various merge signs and road geometries on driver perception and behavior at merges. 

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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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MassDOT is Well Prepared for Major Storms

MassDOT is able to deploy up to 700 personal to cover over 15,000 lane miles for snow and ice removal throughout the Commonwealth.

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Call for Presentation Abstracts for the 2018 Innovation & Mobility Exchange

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

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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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Featured Researcher

Arghavan Louhghalam
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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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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