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New Speaker Series Examines Transportation Investment as Key Economic Driver

Transportation and the Economy speaker series poster.

October 21, 2014

Volpe's new speaker series, Transportation and the Economy, brings together thought leaders and decision makers to discuss key issues related to transportation and its effects on economic growth. 

Cities Take Steps to Increase Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Side guard on Boston city truck.

October 20, 2014

A simple yet promising technology has been proven to save the lives of bicyclists and pedestrians on roadways. That’s why cities such as Boston are taking the initiative to require a new piece of equipment on large trucks.

Jobs, Innovation, and Logistics

Concept image depicting multimodal logistics.

October 20, 2014

Dr. Yossi Sheffi, a professor of transportation logistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently discussed logistics clusters at the first event in Volpe’s newest speaker series Transportation and the Economy. 

African Nations Gain Vessel-Tracking Skills

A screen shot of a Volpe-developed vessel-tracking system.

September 25, 2014

Volpe hosted nine representatives from Cape Verde, Senegal, and Tanzania this summer to teach them how to install and maintain the Volpe-developed vessel tracking system that can help African nations combat criminal maritime activities

Safety Hazard Analysis Tool Receives Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

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September 18, 2014

A free software tool, SafetyHAT was designed to facilitate the hazard analysis of complex systems. The SafetyHAT team was honored for bringing outstanding government-developed technology to the commercial marketplace.

Car Culture and the Suburbs in Mexico City

A Google Maps screenshot of tracts of suburban housing developments near Mexico City.

September 17, 2014

Across Mexico City, car ownership is increasing, but that trend isn't coming from the suburbs. During a recent talk at Volpe, University of Pennsylvania professor Erick Guerra explored the relationship between Mexico City's suburbanization and car culture.

NHTSA Arms Drivers with Easy-to-Find Vehicle Safety Information

View from the dashboard of a man driving a car down a sunny road.

September 16, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently unveiled a new tool that puts vehicle safety information in the hands of American drivers.

Enhanced Environmental Analysis Tool Slated for Release

Green airplane wing in a cloudy sky with the globe in the background.

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

A flying Boeing 767 leaves behind distinct wake vortices, as shown incurling clouds that trail behind the plane.

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 19, 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...