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Humans and Technology in Transportation: Balancing Augmentation and Automation

A wooden mannequin standing in the center of a gear.

October 1, 2015

Human creativity is valuable, but computers are better at some tasks than people are. How can we meld the strengths of humans and technology to create the best transportation future? By making data-driven decisions, says MIT’s Andrew McAfee, who kicked off Volpe’s new speaker...

Volpe Is Recruiting 30+ Student Interns for 2016

Interns from Volpe's Pathways Programs pose on the roof.

September 24, 2015

Volpe is hiring for more than 30 internships and entry-level positions in a variety of transportation fields. Check out our schedule of upcoming career fairs and tech talks at campuses throughout the Boston area.

New Book Offers Tools for Addressing Worker Fatigue and Transportation Safety

A photo of a sleeping commercial pilot.

September 15, 2015

Edited by Volpe’s Dr. Stephen Popkin, a new book by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society provides policy makers, practitioners, and researchers with real-world, practical guidance for addressing worker fatigue and transportation safety.

Looking Forward to Beyond Traffic, Recapping Transportation and the Economy

Graphic promoting Volpe's speaker series "Transportation and the Economy."

September 14, 2015

Volpe’s most recent speaker series—Transportation and the Economy: Leading Globally, Succeeding Locally—highlighted the forces driving transportation innovation in modern economies. Read the series’ final report to find out how multimodal transportation drives economic growth.

Planning Across Borders: Transportation Strategies for Megaregions

A graphic of a cityscape featuring multiple modes of transportation, including ships, planes, trains, and cars.

September 11, 2015

A report by FHWA and Volpe highlights noteworthy practices from metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) working with emerging megaregions in mind.

Rail Innovations Throttle Up at Volpe

A cargo train on train tracks.

September 8, 2015

From energy efficiency to fuel tank standards, Volpe’s range of rail expertise was on display at the 2015 Joint Rail Conference. Read on for brief summaries of seven Volpe papers presented during the conference, which examined A Century of Innovation: Heavy Haul to High-Speed Rail.

Announcing Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation

Reimagining Transportation series logo, with includes the logo for Beyond Traffic 2045

September 3, 2015

Be part of Volpe’s newest speaker series, which kicks off September 18, to delve into the trends that will transform transportation. 

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Talks America’s Transportation Future at Volpe

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Volpe.

July 29, 2015

Transportation is dynamic. Whether we’re thinking about how we use transportation in our daily lives or how transportation keeps our economy moving, our options for mobility affect where we live, where we work, and the ladders of economic opportunity available to us. That’s the...

Introducing a More Powerful Environmental Tool for the Aviation Community

Map generated by AEDT 2b.

July 29, 2015

The FAA and Volpe have released a new version of the premier software for quantifying the environmental impacts of aviation. This new software, AEDT 2b, replaces five legacy air quality and noise analysis tools and incorporates their functionalities into a single model.

Volpe Welcomes the Public During Cambridge Science Festival

A visitor to Volpe tests the driving research simulator, used for human factors experiments. (Volpe photo).

July 14, 2015

Recently, Volpe offered the public a snapshot of its multimodal transportation research when it opened its doors to the Cambridge- and Boston-area community as part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.


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