A report from the Federal Highway Administration written by Volpe highlights several metropolitan planning organizations that successfully consider economic development and multimodal transportation planning in tandem.
February 26, 2015
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2015
Volpe experts presided over 22 sessions and presented research results at 18 sessions at the Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., held January 11-15.
January 20, 2015
Volpe published 77 reports and conference papers in 2014 spanning a myriad of transportation research topics. View the topic areas and download free copies of Volpe’s transportation resources.
January 8, 2015
Five teams competing for seed funding waited anxiously to take the stage. Six DOT executives took their seats as judges of Volpe’s third Innovation Challenge. The teams each gave seven-minute presentations describing the problems they proposed to solve, the solutions they wished...
January 6, 2015
Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program solicitation.