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City of Cambridge Announces Safer Truck Partnership with Volpe

A City of Cambridge garbage truck outfitted with side guards.

May 18, 2015

Cambridge has announced a partnership with Volpe to install side guards on city-owned trucks to enhance safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

A New Approach to Managing Congestion in the Skies

An air traffic controller points to a plane on radar sonar.

April 28, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration has made major strides in managing congestion and reducing delays, working hard to transform our nation’s airspace by implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

Volpe Now on Twitter

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April 7, 2015

Volpe is pleased to announce its official Twitter feed: @VolpeUSDOT.

The Global Mobility Future

Pedestrians, cyclists, and cars travel through a dense urban area.

March 24, 2015

In the future, consumers will choose from an array of different options to meet their mobility needs of the moment.

Melding Multimodal Planning and Urban Economic Development

Planners stand over a small-scale model of a city.

February 26, 2015

An FHWA report written by Volpe highlights how metropolitan planning organizations can link economic development and multimodal transportation planning.

Connecting the Global Economy through Trade and Transportation

Concept image of a globe depicting a global network, with connecting lines between nations.

February 10, 2015

Operating a modern logistics system across geopolitical borders drawn hundreds of years ago can sometimes be like fitting a square peg into a round hole—it’s impossible to cross a single border, sometimes even just between counties in the U.S., without encountering a new set of...

Effort to Reduce Aviation Accidents Receives International Award

Photo of two pilots in the cockpit of an airplane.

February 9, 2015

As part of an award-winning international committee, human factors experts Drs. Judith Bürki-Cohen and Janeen Kochan have developed an approach to pilot training to reduce the number of flight accidents caused by loss of control. 

Are America’s Ports Ready for More Freight?

Container ship filled with cargo in a seaport.

February 5, 2015

Population growth is expected to swell to 8 billion by 2024, which means we’ll see more demand for goods and services, and more international trade. Some of the biggest economic players in the Western Hemisphere are staying ahead of the curve by investing in port infrastructure.

Side Guards Save Lives: A Success Story

A video still of Alex Epstein in front of a truck with side guards.

January 26, 2015

In this video, Volpe engineer Alex Epstein discusses how the implementation of side guards is gaining momentum as a safety feature on large trucks.

Drowsy Driving: What the Experts Are Saying

Woman driving a car yawing.

January 22, 2015

Dr. Stephen Popkin recently participated as an invited panelist at a National Transportation Safety Board forum where experts discussed the problem of drowsy driving and various countermeasures to address drowsy driving crashes.