Baystate Roads

Baystate Roads Baystate Roads is the Massachusetts LTAP center, located in Amherst, MA. We provide a wide variety of free publications, free videos from our extensive lending library of transportation and training tapes, technical support, and computer information, as well as referral assistance.
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We offer free training or information workshops that can be arranged to cover community-specific concerns, while a variety of prescheduled workshops are also held throughout Massachusetts. Our quarterly newsletter, Mass Interchange, is published to keep you informed of new technologies, innovations, seminars, and service changes.

Mission: Our purpose is to provide information and training on transportation and related topics, to answer the needs and problems of local agencies, to identify and transfer new technologies and innovations into a usable format, and to operate as a link between transportation research and practicing highway personnel.

Operating as usual

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC
12/31/2020

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC

After a year of constant adapting, but more so evolving, we are looking forward to the new year! We wish everyone a happy and safe 2021 and hope to see you all soon!

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC
12/21/2020

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC

Happy First Day of Winter! We are also wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and New Year!

#PublicWorksMakesItHappen Thank you all for your long nights and longer days!
12/17/2020

#PublicWorksMakesItHappen Thank you all for your long nights and longer days!

Opening up the sidewalks, toughest job in a storm. #publicworksmakesithappen New England APWA

MassDOT and Massachusetts State Police have reduced the speed limit of the MassPike as well as implemented some highway ...
12/17/2020

MassDOT and Massachusetts State Police have reduced the speed limit of the MassPike as well as implemented some highway bans. Please stay off the roads to help clean up crews help you.

Congrats Tony! Look forward to seeing what 2021 holds for New England APWA!
12/17/2020

Congrats Tony! Look forward to seeing what 2021 holds for New England APWA!

Congratulations to BETA Sr. Vice President Tony Garro, who was sworn in (virtually) as President of the New England Chapter of the APWA today! Tony is honored to take on this role and is looking forward to the year ahead. New England APWA #publicworksmakesithappen

Everyone out there tonight and tomorrow be safe! #DontCrowdThePlow #MAsnow #PublicWorksMakesItHappen
12/16/2020

Everyone out there tonight and tomorrow be safe! #DontCrowdThePlow #MAsnow #PublicWorksMakesItHappen

[5:30 AM] The biggest changes made this morning were to include southern Rhode Island/southeast Massachusetts in the Winter Storm Warning and place Cape Cod/Martha's Vineyard under a Winter Weather Advisory.

Snow arrives from southwest to northeast during the early evening. Road conditions will deteriorate quickly due to snowfall rates 1-2" per hour - travel with extreme caution. Snow totals have been adjusted upward in across central/western Massachusetts #MAwx #CTwx #RIwx

You can read our full forecast discussion here: https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BOX&product=AFD&issuedby=BOX

US National Weather Service Boston MA
12/15/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[1030 AM] Quick Update: We have expanded Winter Storm Watches to include the entire S New England for the upcoming winter storm. Remember that you can always get the latest neighborhood forecast by going to https://mobile.weather.gov/ & typing in your town/zip code.

12/14/2020
Lee County Sheriff's Office

Lee County Sheriff's Office

OPERATION MERRY & BRIGHT | In an effort to spread some holiday cheer, members of our Community Response Unit teamed up and timed their patrol lights to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra song "A Mad Russian's Christmas."

We hope this fun display of lights brings a smile to your face.

*DISCLAIMER* The Lee County Sheriff’s Office does not own the rights to this music. Song Credit: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - A Mad Russian's Christmas (Instrumental)

Starbucks offers free coffee to front line workers throughout December!
12/06/2020
Starbucks offering free coffee to frontline COVID-19 workers through December

Starbucks offers free coffee to front line workers throughout December!

Health care personnel and other frontline employees who have been fighting against COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March will now be eligible for free coffee from Starbucks through the month of December. Anyone who identifies as a frontline responder, such as doctors, nurses, public health work...

How local departments can reap big rewards using social media
11/30/2020
How local departments can reap big rewards using social media

How local departments can reap big rewards using social media

Public works professionals are humble heroes. These extraordinary men and women act as first responders in the wake of car crashes and fierce storms, they are the PPE-clad guardians of roadway work zones, and the reason clean water flows from our faucets. Behind these critical public works roles are...

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
11/23/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Update: As of 12PM, the tornado warning has expired. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 12:30PM for Eastern Barnstable County. See https://www.weather.gov/box/ for updates

Tornado warning issued by US National Weather Service Boston MA for parts of Dukes & Barnstable county until 12 PM.

Take shelter in basement or lowest floor inside of building away from windows and exterior walls.
www.mass.gov/mema/tornadoes

Thank you all for keeping us Safe and Free!
11/11/2020

Thank you all for keeping us Safe and Free!

Don’t miss some LTAP snow fighters coming together to talk about winter maintenance during COVID-19! This Wednesday!
11/02/2020

Don’t miss some LTAP snow fighters coming together to talk about winter maintenance during COVID-19! This Wednesday!

Hey DPW friends, what are you doing Wednesday at 1:00pm? I hope you are going myself, Todd Eaton, Butch Leel, Matt Carter, Marilee Lafond and Stu Johnson to talk about the what if COVID hits my DPW. Register for this roundtable discussion today! https://localroads.vermont.gov/workshops/register-workshop-1 Baystate Roads Vermont Local Roads UNH T2 Center LTAP T2 Center at the University of Delaware

It’s National First Responder Day! We would like to thank all the courageous and selfless men and women who do not hesit...
10/28/2020

It’s National First Responder Day!
We would like to thank all the courageous and selfless men and women who do not hesitant to take action when a disaster strikes. Thank you to all the firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and everyone else especially PUBLIC WORKS!

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC
10/27/2020

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC

We have a MaPIT 3.0 workshop tomorrow at 10am! This class is intended for any new or existing MaPIT users who currently use, or plan to use, the tool to initiate new highway projects, and to familiarize themselves with the new features.
Register here for tomorrow or our two other scheduled virtual classes on November 5 or 6: https://www.umasstransportationcenter.org/assnfe/CourseView.asp?MODE=VIEW&clCourseID=1614&csCategory=&csFrom=&csTo=&csKeyWord=&csSortBy=2&clPageNumber=1&clParentCategory=0

Round 2 of Coronavirus Relief Fund explained in webinar hosted by MMA, administration
10/23/2020
Round 2 of Coronavirus Relief Fund explained in webinar hosted by MMA, administration

Round 2 of Coronavirus Relief Fund explained in webinar hosted by MMA, administration

Representatives from the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, the Division of Local Services, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency participated in a webinar today to give an overview of the Commonwealth’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund – Municipal Program, specificall...

Join Wellesley and Lexington to hear about the shift from traditional gas-powered yard care practices to zero-emission t...
10/22/2020
Lexington and Wellesley work on shift to zero-emissions yard care

Join Wellesley and Lexington to hear about the shift from traditional gas-powered yard care practices to zero-emission tools and machinery in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.

The towns of Lexington and Wellesley joined two nonprofits to offer informational webinars promoting the shift from traditional gas-powered yard care practices to zero-emission tools and machinery in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution. The first of the webinars, held on Sep...

10/21/2020

Note: There is no Stump the Instructor today

It’s Mass STEM Week! They have programs for everyone. Get your children engaged! There’s everything from Stormwater, NAS...
10/19/2020
Programs Schedule — Mass STEM Week

It’s Mass STEM Week! They have programs for everyone. Get your children engaged! There’s everything from Stormwater, NASA, Robiotics, Spooky Science and STEM movie nights to name a few.

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214 Marston Hall, 130 Natural Resources Rd
Amherst, MA
01003

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Established in 1986, Baystate Roads is a cooperative effort of the Federal Highway Administration, Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Our Program Manager, Chris J. Ahmadjian, provides technology transfer assistance to all communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Remote working takes a different role where I come from. The only way to get an internet connection with enough speed to upload files is to park outside our town hall. Truck doors locked and windows up. Keep calm, keep a safe distance and keep training!