AMHERST, Mass. – Two projects that aim to reduce vehicle crashes through better crash data collection have been launched by the University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe). The projects focus on improving the gathering, organization and use of information about crashes. Data collected in police reported crash reports are used by several state agencies to help target current problems and make infrastructure decisions to improve safety.
Henry M. Thomas III, a community leader and president and CEO of the Urban League of Springfield, was honored Jan. 24 with the campus’s Distinguished Achievement Award during a ceremony in Goodell Hall.