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Experts Discuss Climate Change and Resiliency Planning

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April 10, 2014

Two experts recently spoke at Volpe on the role greenhouse gas emissions and other factors have on climate change. These talks provided information for transportation professionals planning how to respond to climate change and extreme weather.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Forecast Hits National Media

April 10, 2014

A Volpe report that provides projections on unmanned aircraft operations recently received national attention. Information from the report has been cited by news outlets across the country.

Economists, FAA Ensure Accuracy of High-Profile Numbers

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March 31, 2014

Faced with a high level of public scrutiny and compressed timelines, the FAA turned to Volpe’s team of economists to help assess the costs and benefits of new pilot training rules. Changing something as fundamental as pilot training standards is an example of a high-profile rule...

New Hazard Analysis Tool Released to Public

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March 27, 2014

Volpe recently released a new software tool that can assist transportation professionals in conducting hazard analyses.

New Tools Tackle Deteriorating Infrastructure

Bridge under construction.

March 25, 2014

Thanks to SHRP2, transportation agencies are gaining new tools and approaches to reduce construction time, use improved methods and materials, reduce congestion, and improve safety. A made-to-implement set of these tools and approaches is featured in the January/February 2014...

U.S. DOT SBIR Solicitation to Close April 4

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March 20, 2014

U.S. DOT's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is accepting proposals for the first SBIR solicitation of fiscal year 2014 until April 4, 2014. The second fiscal year 2014 solicitation will be released in July.

New Report: Best Practices and Strategies for Improving Rail Energy Efficiency

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March 17, 2014

This report presents data on comparative rail energy efficiency, emerging energy efficient technologies, and alternative fuels.

Volpe to Make Hazard Analysis Tool Available for Public Use

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March 11, 2014

Volpe will soon make a new software tool available to the public that can assist transportation professionals in conducting hazard analyses.

States Showcase Award-Winning Approaches to Environmental Stewardship

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March 6, 2014

In “Setting the Bar for Excellence,” an article in the January/February 2014 issue of FHWA's Public Roads magazine, Volpe community planner Rachel Strauss discusses innovative approaches that are used to incorporate environmental stewardship into transportation projects.

Professor on Sabbatical Studies Flight Navigation Charts

Dr. Melissa Beck

March 6, 2014

Dr. Melissa Beck, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, recently spent her sabbatical working at Volpe with human factors experts.