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RMV to Strictly Enforce No Walk-In Policy at 8 Open Service Centers

Published on 03/27/2020

Effective Friday, March 27th, the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will be enforcing a strict no walk-in policy at its eight Service Centers open to the general public.


RMV: Transition to Suspension Hearings by Phone and Appointment-Only

Published on 03/25/2020

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) announced several additional measures being implemented.


Baystate Roads/UMTC In-Person Workshops Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Published on 03/12/2020

Following the announcement by Governor Charlie Baker on March 10 declaring a State of Emergency, given the nature of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth, the UMass Transportation Center will be postponing all classes scheduled between March 12 and May 7, 2020 to a future date, or providing a live streaming option.


Baker-Polito Administration Brings Awareness to New Hands-Free Law

Published on 02/21/2020

The Baker-Polito Administration today issued a reminder to motorists that the hands-free law goes into effect Sunday, February 23rd.


MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

Published on 02/10/2020

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Planning Department today released data on specific Preliminary Alternatives for passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Boston at a public meeting of the East-West Passenger Rail Study Advisory Committee.


UMass Transportation Engineering Graduate Student Zhuo Han to Receive Selig Transportation Program Fellowship

Published on 02/07/2020

UMass Transportation Engineering Graduate Student Zhuo Han has been chosen to receive the Ernest T. and Rae N. Selig Transportation Program Fellowship.


UMass Amherst Student Named 2020 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholar

Published on 01/30/2020

UMass Amherst civil engineering Ph.D. student Alyssa Ryan has been named a 2020 Traffic Safety Scholar (TSS) and awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend the 38th annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, March 14 through 17 in Tampa, Florida.


MBTA: Draft Public Engagement Plan and Upcoming Public Meetings

Published on 01/28/2020

The MBTA has announced the availability of its draft Public Engagement Plan as well as a series of public meetings intended to introduce the public to the draft Plan and solicit public feedback.


Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Published on 01/27/2020

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MassDOT officials, legislators and other local officials celebrated recently-completed improvements at Springfield’s Historic Union Station to Platform C.


UMass Transportation Center Researchers Publish New Paper in Accident Analysis & Prevention

Published on 01/23/2020

In a paper dealing generally with crash reductions and safety published in the September 2019 edition of the Accident Analysis and Prevention, Dr. Nicholas Fournier, Dr. Eleni Christofa, and Dr. Michael Knodler Jr. of the UMass Transportation Center used a combination of methods that looked at both bicycle traffic volume and automobile traffic volume to assess bicycle crash rates.


MassDOT Dive Team: Underwater Bridge Stability Inspections

Published on 01/22/2020

Here’s something that many people may not realize: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a dive team. Watch as WGBY Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan got a first-hand look at one of their routine inspections in Palmer.


MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

Published on 01/16/2020

MassDOT is announcing new online resources on the project website for the Statewide Exit Renumbering Project, including an informational video on the project and an online meeting.