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.
July 14, 2014
July 10, 2014
The familiar clickety-clack of a train rolling along a railroad is caused by train wheels passing over rail joints, which are used to hold sections of rail together. The joints are needed in locations where full welded rail is not possible. Rarely do these joints fail and cause a...
July 8, 2014
The National Freight Advisory Committee is working to make the nation’s freight network safer and more efficient.
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.
June 27, 2014
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick provided the keynote speech at an event at Nantucket Airport on June 27 to celebrate MassDOT and Volpe’s efforts to develop the first-ever carbon-neutral airport.
June 26, 2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program, administered by Volpe, recently released its full list of round-one 2014 proposals that will receive funding.
June 23, 2014
By using a Volpe maritime tool called SeaVision, the U.S. Navy helped Senegalese officials track a suspicious ship’s movement and found that it was a repeat offender of illegal fishing. Senegal received $1.2 million in fines from the ship’s owner.
June 19, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration has an army of more than 6,000 inspectors and safety professionals who evaluate facilities and equipment, assess air carrier operations, and make sure that air crews are certified and trained. For more than three decades, FAA has used...
June 17, 2014
Two Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows gave presentations at Volpe about some of the challenges for the Argentine railway system and how Chilean transportation planners can encourage bicycle use.
May 27, 2014
Last year, the City of Boston announced plans to add side guards to 19 large public works vehicles. Now, New York City has asked Volpe to help it study and develop pilot initiatives on side guards for the largest-in-the-nation municipal truck fleet.