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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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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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Baker-Polito Administration Files Legislation to Improve Road Safety

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed legislation to improve road safety entitled, “An Act Relative to Improving Safety on the Roads of the Commonwealth.” The proposal makes a number of changes recommended in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan and updates existing statutes that were drafted before recent advances in various forms of mobility.

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MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

Governor Charlie Baker and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno were joined by MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA Interim General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville, and CRRC MA Chairman & President Jia Bo, at CRRC MA’s manufacturing facility to mark the on-time completion of the first pair of Orange Line vehicles, a significant milestone in the delivery of new subway cars to the MBTA.

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