UMass Transportation Center - UMTC

UMass Transportation Center - UMTC The UMass Transportation Center is responsible for promoting transportation research, education, and training throughout the Commonwealth. The Center's operations are supported by University funds and through contracts with state and federal agencies as well as with industry partnerships.

Historically, the majority of the Center's activities have involved faculty and staff on the Amherst Campus, although more recently faculty and staff from other university and state college campuses have become involved. The current focus of the Center's research, education, and training efforts encompasses the following major programs: the UMTC/Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Cooperative Transportation Research Program; the Regional Traveler Information Center (RTIC); Baystate Roads (Local Technical Assistance Program); the UMTC - Transportation Training Institute (UMTC-TTI); the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Program (MTAP); the UMass Traffic Research Safety Program (UMassSafe); and, the USDOT University Transportation Center Initiative.

Mission: Improving Transportation Mobility and Safety with Innovative Technologies and Strategies

Operating as usual

UMass Amherst
12/25/2020

UMass Amherst

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all. The university will be closed through Jan. 4. ❄️❄️❄️ Be well, be safe, and we will see you in 2021!

Happy First Day of Winter! We are also wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and New Year!
12/21/2020

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

Baystate Roads
12/17/2020

Baystate Roads

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.

Recordings of the MassDOT Moving Together Conference sessions are now available at: www.MovingTogetherMA.org! *Note: Cap...
12/16/2020

Recordings of the MassDOT Moving Together Conference sessions are now available at: www.MovingTogetherMA.org!

*Note: Captioning will be available in the upcoming weeks

US National Weather Service Boston MA
12/16/2020

US National Weather Service Boston MA

[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
UMass Amherst

Check out UMass Amherst campus!
If you want footage like this and/or think it can benefit your city or town, we have an Online FAA Remote Pilot (UAS/“drone”) Certification Test Preparation Course. UAS can help with anything from bridge inspections, emergency response, advertisement and more!
https://www.umasstransportationcenter.org/assnfe/CourseView.asp?MODE=VIEW&clCourseID=1561&csCategory=&csFrom=&csTo=&csKeyWord=&csSortBy=2&clPageNumber=1&clParentCategory=0

The view from way up high, courtesy of 2012 alumnus Haseeb Hafeez!

[🎥 : @Haseeb Hafeez Productions]

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
12/14/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

COVID-19 vaccines have begun to arrive in Massachusetts and vaccination will begin with hospital health care workers. Vaccines will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic.

Learn when you can expect to get the COVID-19 vaccine and more at http://mass.gov/CovidVaccine.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
12/03/2020

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Today, MEMA Director Sam Phillips joined Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts National Guard — The Nation's First Adjutant Major General Gary W. Keefe, Worcester Massachusetts Mayor Joseph Petty and other local leaders to visit the field hospital being deployed at the DCU Center in Worcester.

We're grateful for all the partners - especially UMass Memorial Medical Center, the site's clinical partner - who worked together to build out this advanced facility, which will help ease the strain on the health care system in central MA. We're committed to supporting the Commonwealth's hospitals to fight #COVID19MA.

Director Phillips thanked the small army of staff from many partner agencies & organizations who worked to set up this field hospital in #Worcester. We appreciate the doctors, nurses, technicians, & staff who will work here and thank them for their service & sacrifice.

It was also announced that in the coming weeks another field hospital in Lowell will be built out, working with Lowell General Hospital.
If you're a health care professional, learn more about how you can help these efforts:
-> WORCESTER: http://UMassMemorialResponds.com
-> LOWELL: http://LowellGeneralResponds.com

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving’
11/26/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving’

UMass Amherst
11/19/2020

UMass Amherst

This semester, our students, staff, and faculty have worked tirelessly to follow public health measures to combat the concerning rise in coronavirus cases in Massachusetts and nationwide. It's hard, but it helps—and your vigilance and perseverance make a difference. Thank you.

Last day of the Moving Together! Join us for everyone’s favorite Massachusetts Safe Routes to School High School Video C...
11/19/2020

Last day of the Moving Together! Join us for everyone’s favorite Massachusetts Safe Routes to School High School Video Contest! Even in these crazy times, the students were able to send in submissions. See some of the top videos at the Luncheon Keynote with MassDOT Secretary of Transportation and CEO Stephanie Pollack!

Additional Shared Atreets and Spaces grants for the winter months!
11/18/2020
Initial $10M for winter Shared Streets program announced

Additional Shared Atreets and Spaces grants for the winter months!

The Baker-Polito administration in mid-November announced a new phase in its Shared Streets and Spaces program tailored for the winter months, with an initial $10 million investment in municipal grants. Shared Winter Streets and Spaces focuses on supporting communities to facilitate outdoor activiti...

Day 2 of the MassDOT Moving Together Conference starts at 8:45! Don’t miss a morning session packed with UMTC past and p...
11/18/2020

Day 2 of the MassDOT Moving Together Conference starts at 8:45!
Don’t miss a morning session packed with UMTC past and present on the role of human factors and how to design bicycle infrastructure and manage the interactions of drivers and bicyclists.
Didn’t register? No worries! You can sign up for free today:
https://eventsite.movingtogetherma.org/s/agenda-november-17th/home

There is still time to register for the MassDOT Moving Together Conference that starts tomorrow! Join us for sessions al...
11/16/2020

There is still time to register for the MassDOT Moving Together Conference that starts tomorrow! Join us for sessions all about the new normal in transportation such as the new Shared Streets and Spaces grant.
Don't forget to join the conversation in "Step our and Chat" room or see our virtual exhibit hall!
Register here:
https://eventsite.movingtogetherma.org/s/agenda-november-17th/home

Baystate Roads
11/11/2020

Baystate Roads

Thank you all for keeping us Safe and Free!

Moving Together is ONE WEEK away! Don’t forget to sign up as it’s filling up fast now.As this year is virtual, we have v...
11/10/2020

Moving Together is ONE WEEK away! Don’t forget to sign up as it’s filling up fast now.
As this year is virtual, we have vibrant speakers from as far west as Portland, OR and as far east as Cape Cod!
www.MovingTogetherMA.org

Angie Schmitt debunks the notion that traffic “accidents” are unavoidable and unpredictable in her book “Right of Way.”J...
11/05/2020

Angie Schmitt debunks the notion that traffic “accidents” are unavoidable and unpredictable in her book “Right of Way.”
Join us and Angie Schmitt for the Keynote Address at MassDOT’s Virtual #MovingTogether Conference Tuesday at noon!
Registration is free: www.MovingTogetherMA.org

Join Baystate Roads for Stump the Instructor to find out why right now is time for you to shine on social media. Learn w...
11/02/2020

Join Baystate Roads for Stump the Instructor to find out why right now is time for you to shine on social media. Learn why the pandemic has made social media the best way to connect and how to do it!

This week Stump the Instructor is all about social media! Join Mike and his guest Adam Howell, Communications Specialist at Cornell Local Roads Program, to learn the basics of Social Media and how it can help your DPW!
Register in advance: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdeqgrD0qHdw9ptRp5nn2ESe9O4EobvFJ

Secretary of Transportation and CEO Stephanie Pollack called the City of Everett “a role model in rethinking how best to...
10/29/2020
City of Everett, community partners 'Reimagine Broadway' for greater mobility

Secretary of Transportation and CEO Stephanie Pollack called the City of Everett “a role model in rethinking how best to use street space to serve the needs of the community.” Everett used their MassDOT Shared Spaces and Streets grant to implement Rapid Response Bus Lanes, Mobility Hubs, Parklets and more.
Read more: https://www.masstransitmag.com/bus/infrastructure/press-release/21160406/city-of-everett-city-of-everett-community-partners-reimagine-broadway-for-greater-mobility

Centered around elements of BRT, new quick-build and permanent street improvements support the goal of developing more housing along key route.

Administration awards another $5.9M to support food security
10/28/2020
Administration awards another $5.9M to support food security

Administration awards another $5.9M to support food security

Continuing its ongoing efforts to support a resilient, secure local food supply chain in Massachusetts, the Baker-Polito administration on Oct. 28 announced $5.9 million in grants to address urgent food insecurity for residents across the state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is be...

We have a MaPIT 3.0 workshop tomorrow at 10am! This class is intended for any new or existing MaPIT users who currently ...
10/27/2020

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

Back to back Innovation Webinar Series sessions. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for Wetlands & Storm Control Monit...
10/15/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Innovation Webinar 10/15: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for Wetlands & Storm Control Monitoring. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Back to back Innovation Webinar Series sessions. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for Wetlands & Storm Control Monitoring is today at 2pm!

Register in advance here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_50I_w0-jTRSxsCTVwDMXfg

This session will include presentations on two pilot studies that were conducted by the MassDOT Highway Division in collaboration with the MassDOT Aeronautics Division, on the use of sUAS for environmental monitoring. The first study investigated the use of sUAS with multi-spectral sensors to assist...

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214 Marston Hall
Amherst, MA
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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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