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MassDOT, MBTA Five-Year $18.3 Billion Capital Investment Plan Approved

Published on 06/21/2019

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors and MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board today voted to approve the five-year $18.3 billion MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2020-2024.


Ahmadjian Wins Public Works Association Award

Published on 04/30/2019

Christopher J. Ahmadjian has been selected as the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Donald C. Stone Award for Excellence in Education winner for 2019


Christofa Receives Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Published on 04/17/2019

Assistant Professor Eleni Christofa recently received the UMass College of Engineering’s Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2019


UMTC Affiliates to present research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at Transportation Innovation Conference

Published on 03/29/2019

Three UMTC Research Affiliates, Dr. Michael Plotnikov, Dr. Uma Shama, and Mr. Larry Harman, will be presenting their research on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) during a joint session at the 2019 MassDOT Innovation Conference.


UMTC Research Affiliate Dr. Elizabeth Dugan to Present at 2019 Transportation Innovation Conference

Published on 03/29/2019

UMTC Research Affiliate, Dr. Elizabeth Dugan, will be presenting on a Transportation Scan conducted for the Governor’s Council to address aging issues in Massachusetts transportation.


UMTC Affiliate Researchers to Present at Transportation Innovation Conference

Published on 03/06/2019

Dr. Danjue Chen, Dr. Chengbo Ai, and Dr. Simos Gerasimidis have been chosen by MassDOT to present at the annual Transportation Innovation Conference, April 9 & 10, at the DCU Center, Worcester, MA.


New Video and Workshop Series Teaches Best Practices for Beaver Control

Published on 02/05/2019

These workshops will cover beaver behavior, best management practices, and Massachusetts regulations, permitting processes, and much more!


UMass Amherst Research Team Awarded 2019 Outstanding Paper

Published on 01/25/2019

A UMass Amherst research team won the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.


DER's FY20 Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant RFR Announcement

Published on 01/25/2019

The Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, is seeking proposals from Massachusetts municipalities interested in replacing an undersized, perched, and/or degraded culvert located in an area of high ecological value.


Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

Published on 01/22/2019

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.


Knodler Selected for PEP Fellowship

Published on 01/08/2019

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.


MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

Published on 12/20/2018

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.