UMTC Research

The UMTC conducts research on all aspects of Transportation including Operations, Management, Safety, Traveler Demand and Behavior, Sustainability, Freight, Transit, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Transportation Finance and Policy, Emission Estimation and Modeling, Commercial Motor Vehicle research, Safety, Human Factors, Climate Change and Economic Development.

The UMTC is funded in part through its agreement with MassDOT and through its participation in research consortiums such as NEUTC (New England University Transportation Center), for which UMass Amherst is the lead institution, as well as NETC (New England Transportation Consortium), and Safer-Sim (Safety Research Using Simulation).

Research Affiliate Network

The University of Massachusetts Transportation Center (UMTC) has developed an extensive network of Research Affiliates. The network provides a mechanism to link funding organizations with innovative researchers in diverse areas of expertise. In addition, the network also provides a platform through which we help shape and address transportation research needs within and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

  • There are several benefits and opportunities associated with joining the UTMC Research Affiliate network:
    Streamlined Access to Research Support Services
    Be a part of Statewide Research Roundtables
    Input your ideas and focus into our Future Research Programming
    Funding Opportunities
    Perform Literature Searches in Your Area of Expertise
    Participate in Hot Topic (On Demand) Research Tasks


If you are interested in joining the UMTC's Research Affiliate network, please contact Matt Mann at