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Alyssa Ryan Wins Second Place in Highway Safety Information Systems (HSIS) Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award Program

Published on 08/14/2019

Alyssa Ryan was awarded second place in the 2019 HSIS Excellence in Highway Safety Data Award competition.


Dr. Michael Knodler Discusses the 'Zipper Merge' for Dealing with Highway Congestion Caused By Lane Closures on NPR.

Published on 08/14/2019

Michael A. Knodler Jr., Ph.D. Director, UMass Transportation Center was featured recently in an interview on NPR discussing the 'Zipper Merge' for dealing with highway congestion caused by lane closures.


MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

Published on 08/13/2019

The MBTA announced several planned system upgrade construction projects will be accelerated, shortening some timelines by as much as eleven months for certain projects.


MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps

Published on 08/09/2019

A data-driven report on congestion was released today by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


First Zero-emission, Battery-electric Buses Join the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

Published on 08/02/2019

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak celebrate the introduction of the MBTA’s first brand new, zero-emission, battery-electric bus (BEB) prototypes into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet.


Research Leads to New Book by UMTC Affiliate

Published on 07/26/2019

Research by UMTC affiliate, O. A. (Sam) Elrahman, Ph.D., leads to new book on transportation services and public health.


Baker-Polito Administration Files $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill

Published on 07/25/2019

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a transportation bond bill seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in building and modernizing a transportation system that meets the needs of residents, businesses and cities and towns statewide.


MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Published on 07/22/2019

The Baker-Polito Administration has released the final State Bicycle Transportation Plan and State Pedestrian Transportation Plan for Massachusetts.


UMass Team Wins Grand Prize at Northeastern Regional Traffic Bowl

Published on 07/19/2019

A team of well-prepared members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Student Chapter took home the grand prize at the ITE Northeastern District Traffic Bowl.


I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Public Meetings Set

Published on 07/18/2019

MassDOT will be holding public information meetings for residents of nearby cities and towns to become acquainted with the current stage of the I-495/I-90 Interchange Improvements Project.


Allston Multimodal Project Public Meetings Set

Published on 07/12/2019

MassDOT has scheduled Allston Multimodal Project Public Information Meetings.


International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design Announces Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award Winner

Published on 07/10/2019

The 10th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design is pleased to announce that Ganesh Pai Mangalore of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a 2019 Honda Outstanding Student Paper Award honorable mention.