News & Events Exciting things are happening at UMEC! We're hiring for our summer program! We will be hiring a teacher and a coordinator for our summer program. University of Maryland Doctoral Student Named Student of the Year Hannah Younes, a doctoral student in Geographical Sciences and Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland, has been chosen as UMEC's University Transportation Center Outstanding Student of the Year for 2020. Hands on Wheel, Eyes on Road Event Sends a Message About Safety The Hands on Wheel, Eyes on Road event showcased the problem of distracted driving, a subject of UMEC research. MTA's Bus Performance Dashboard is a Tool for Advocates, Academics, and Riders The MTA launched an online dashboard of performance, which is a treasure trove of reliability data. Summer Transportation Institute gives students a multimodal experience The Summer Transportation Institute teaches both soft and hard skills while introducing students to transportation and engineering. A Trip to the MVA Proves Painless A bit of bureaucracy required by the MVA turns out to be surprisingly efficient. MDOT-MSU Graduate School Intership Program Provides a Pipeline for Future Employees This highly successful workforce development program once again has opened the door for jobs for students -- and much-needed employees for MDOT. UMEC Research Showcased to Congress The project Optimal Automated Demand Responsive Feeder Transit Operation and Its Impact was chosen to spotlight University Transportation Centers research. When Research is All Too Real Sometimes, we take our work home with us. Regionalism in Transportation: Form versus Substance A regional transportation authority differs from a regional transportation plan and is needed in the Baltimore region. Guess Who Owns Electric Vehicles in Maryland? Hint: It's Not Always Who You Would Think In 2012 just 609 electric vehicles were registered in Maryland but by 2016 it jumped to 6,788 registered vehicles. Older UMEC Stories Revisit Urban Mobility & Equity Center posts from previous years.