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UMass Transportation Center Researchers Publish New Paper in Accident Analysis & Prevention

In a paper dealing generally with crash reductions and safety published in the September 2019 edition of the Accident Analysis and Prevention, Dr. Nicholas Fournier, Dr. Eleni Christofa, and Dr. Michael Knodler Jr. of the UMass Transportation Center used a combination of methods that looked at both bicycle traffic volume and automobile traffic volume to assess bicycle crash rates.

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MassDOT Dive Team: Underwater Bridge Stability Inspections

Here’s something that many people may not realize: the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has a dive team. Watch as WGBY Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan got a first-hand look at one of their routine inspections in Palmer.

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MassDOT Announces New Online Resources and Additional Public Meetings for Statewide Exit Renumbering Project

MassDOT is announcing new online resources on the project website for the Statewide Exit Renumbering Project, including an informational video on the project and an online meeting.

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FAA Proposes Rules for Remote Drone ID

On December 31st 2019, the FAA published a Proposed Rule document entitled “Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems”.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Additional Local Road and Bridge Funds

The Baker-Polito Administration is announcing that $20 million in additional funding will be provided to cities and towns in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) for road construction and transportation improvement projects.

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MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

MassDOT announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers.

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Jianqiang Wei
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Massachusetts Project Intake Tool Information Session

The Massachusetts Project Intake Tool (MaPIT) is a new web-based application designed to help both state and municipal proponents map, create, and initiate roadway projects, while screening against all relevant in-house GIS resources.

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