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Public Transit vs. Rideshare Companies – Ridership Numbers at Stake

With the growth of rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, and other market-based transportation options, many transit providers have seen their ridership decrease. However, there is the potential for transit and these other services to complement each other, enhancing transportation access and mobility for all. 

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

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.

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Research Leads to New Book by UMTC Affiliate

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

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Christofa Receives Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Assistant Professor Eleni Christofa recently received the UMass College of Engineering’s Barbara H. and Joseph I. Goldstein Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2019.

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UMass Amherst Research Team Awarded 2019 Outstanding Paper

A UMass Amherst research team won the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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