Published on 10/01/2019
MassDOT is announcing the launch of the new Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Signs and Lines Program.
Published on 09/09/2019
Dr. Jimi Oke will begin teaching and researching as an assistant professor for the UMass Transportation Center this September.
Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts
Published on 08/29/2019
Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer.
Published on 08/20/2019
MassDOT has a number of research projects proposed for 2020. Click here for the list of projects. Most of these studies are expected to last 1 to 2 years. Update (Oct 2019): The main application period for PI Interest Statements for these research projects has now closed, and PIs have been selected for almost all the projects. MassDOT is still seeking a qualified PI for one project, Short Sea Shipping in Southeast Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on 07/22/2019
The Baker-Polito Administration has released the final State Bicycle Transportation Plan and State Pedestrian Transportation Plan for Massachusetts.