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University Transportation Center

News & Events

February 6, 2016
Please click on the attached invitation below for more information. This event is free and open to the public. If interested, please register for the event by using the form below. Parking will NOT be provided for this event.
February 6, 2016
For more information please visit the MIT Transportation Showcase site HERE  
January 19, 2016
UTC Director Joe Coughlin posts on BigThink an article on the changing role of the rider in a future driverless vehicle world and suggests changing roles and responsibilities of passengers, insurers, dealerships, etc. 
January 15, 2016
Three researchers at the New England Center from the University of Connecticut— Norman Garrick, Carol Atkinson-Palombo and Adam Polinski—think they've found solid evidence that parking is a "likely cause" of increased...
January 12, 2016
The Atlantic reports on how cheap, excessive parking has been linked to more drive-alone commutes, worse traffic congestion, higher rents, and all the other social costs of over-reliance on cars for urban mobility. To read the full article click HERE
December 8, 2015
As the younger generation appears to back away from driving their own vehicles those 60 years and older continue to remain committed to the independence that comes with owning and piloting their own automobiles. Read the complete article HERE to...
November 25, 2015
Congratultions to Cole Fitzpatrick, who has has been named UTC Outstanding Student Award 2014 for New England (Region One) University Transportation Center! Cole Fitzpatrick is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Massachusetts,...
October 30, 2015
A snapshot of some of the latest technology designed to benefit aging drivers behind the wheel. Click HERE to view the slideshow.
October 12, 2015
Speaking to InvestmentNews, New England UTC Director Joseph Coughlin contributes some thoughts on The Critical Retirement Cost Many Adviser's Aren't Discussing With Clients.
September 21, 2015
While the utopia for retirement living remains elusive, there are key characteristics of what your personal Gerontopia might include. In Dr. Joseph Coughlin’s work at MIT AgeLab and the New England UTC, he’s developed a framework to help...