MassDOT's Process for Soliciting and Selecting Research Projects

Published on 05/19/2020

MassDOT and the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) hosted a series of research roundtables to bring state transportation practitioners and academic researchers together.

MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan

Published on 05/12/2020

The MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved the draft one-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP).

MassDOT on April Roadway Fatal Crashes: Drivers Urged to Slow Down

Published on 05/04/2020

MassDOT is reporting that the rate of fatalities on Massachusetts roadways doubled in April compared with the month of April 2019.

Baystate Roads/UMass Transportation Center Expands Online Training and Resources

Published on 04/03/2020

Baystate Roads and the UMass Transportation Center offering new ways to continue to training and support during this time of social distancing.

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.