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Enhanced Environmental Analysis Tool Slated for Release

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August 25, 2014

It’s been two years since the Federal Aviation Administration and Volpe publicly released the Aviation Environmental Design Tool, an environmental analysis tool that offers a robust, integrated way to quantify aviation’s environmental impact.

New Aircraft Separation Standards Gain Wider Adoption, Saving Time and Money

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August 25, 2014

Volpe's recent work is helping FAA implement new aircraft separation standards, which is increasing capacity and reducing airport delays.

New Simulator Enables Testing of Dangerous Driving Scenarios with No Harm to Drivers

A woman navigates a driving scenario from the driver's seat of Volpe's new simulator.

August 8, 2014

Volpe recently acquired a new research simulator to understand driver behavior. Owned by the Federal Railroad Administration, the driving simulator helps researchers examine user reactions to a myriad of scenarios, providing important safety data that shapes new technologies and...

New Infographic Shows How Advanced Vehicle Technology Reduces Crashes

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August 8, 2014

What’s the best kind of car crash? The one that never happens. Check out our new infographic on how advanced technology reduces motor vehicle crashes.

The Woman with the Groundbreaking Mind

Ruth Hunter

August 5, 2014

Volpe’s Ruth Hunter speaks to BU Today about her experience as a female engineering student in the 1960s.

Hazard Analysis Tool Adapted to Analyze Coast Guard Finances

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August 1, 2014

U.S. Coast Guard adapts SafetyHAT to assess its financial management.

U.S. DOT Accepting Proposals for SBIR Solicitation

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July 30, 2014

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is now accepting proposals for the second SBIR solicitation of fiscal year 2014. The solicitation opened on July 14 and will close on September 15, 2014.

Insights into Nation’s Freight System Could Shape New Surface Transportation Legislation

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July 25, 2014

The National Freight Advisory Committee is working to make the nation’s freight network safer and more efficient.

Clickety-Clack: A Study on Joint Bar Integrity

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July 10, 2014

To help prevent the conditions that can lead to derailments, Volpe worked with a team to survey joint bars across the country’s rail system to understand why, and under what conditions, joint bars are at risk for failure.

New Report Offers Framework for Integrating Health and Transportation

A bicyclist travels along a dedicated bike lane on a paved road in California.

June 30, 2014

A new report geared toward state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) provides a framework for DOTs to integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning and decision making.