News & Events Exciting things are happening at UMEC! Healthy Food Priority Areas Tell a Story of More than Just Food Food access issues reveal structural racism and wealth inequality. Researching Network Development Methods UMEC researchers are devising methods for scheduling interrelated projects in transportation networks. The Case for Active Transportation in Baltimore In Baltimore, 33% of residents lack access to a car. And yet, for decades upon decades, we've made planning and engineering decisions that prioritize the speed and movement of cars, over the safety and movement of people. Road Safety Problems and Challenges in Africa Despite having a tiny fraction of the world's vehicles, Africa has the world's highest rate of traffic fatalities, which has a devastating economic impact. UMEC Student of the Year Jeremy Weiss will be honored at the Council of University Transportation Centers banquet. Self-driving Vehicles Are Here But Driverless Ones Are A Ways Off Self-driving cars, which still require a driver, are already here, but truly driverless cars, without steering wheels or pedals, pose more questions. What do Riders Want? Central Maryland Transportation Alliance Understands What Makes Transit Great Dr. Andrew Farkas Demands Correct Use of Terminology 'Induced demand' is a phrase that needs a bit of explaining STI, MSSTI Inspire Future Workforce A middle school program successfully debuted; the high school program celebrated its 21st year. Councilman Ryan Dorsey Focuses on Complete Streets Councilman Ryan Dorsey shares his thoughts about creating more holistic, equitable streets. Students Glimpse Their Future at MDOT Open House The MDOT/MSU Graduate School Internship Program gives students real-world, marketable experience. Bike Equity Forum Set for April 24 A bike equity forum will be held at Morgan on April 24.