News & Events Exciting things are happening at UMEC! Did Baltimore Avoid a Life-Endangering Metro Rail Crisis Through Sheer Luck? Samuel Jordan, president of the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition, blogs about the recent subway shutdown. Rick Gordon Joins UMEC Advisory Board Rick Gordon, Director of Transportation for the City of Annapolis, has joined the UMEC Advisory Board. Baltimore’s Frequent Transit Network: So Far, Not a Game Changer This blog examines the performance so far of Baltimore's Frequent Transit Network, which is nearly a year old. High School Students Explore Driving Safety at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Students from grades 2 through 12 visited the Smart Road, interacted with researchers and learned about driving safety. Hogan's and Rahn's Actions on Transportation Infrastructure A guest blog explains why the Baltimore Transit Equity Coalition feels misinformation helped kill the Red Line. 2nd Annual Transportation Summit: Policy in Action Hear brief presentations about the concerns and opportunities in transportation in Baltimore and elsewhere followed by a discussion. Transportation Camp Baltimore 2018 This camp highlights transportation's impact on every aspect of people's lives. Smart Road Open House The Smart Road hosts an Open House on April 19. VTTI and VDOT School Day Virginia Tech Transportation Institute hosts a day for school children to visit. 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.