The tablet computer has been built. Now it’s time to load a few apps. That’s the analogy for the Next Generation Air Transportation System that Michael Whitaker, deputy administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, gave recently as part of Volpe’s Transportation and the...
December 9, 2014
December 2, 2014
With support from Volpe, the Federal Highway Administration is offering new projections on what our miles traveled by vehicle might look like in 30 years.
November 20, 2014
The Federal Aviation Administration is rolling out the Next Generation Transportation System, NextGen, transforming how air traffic controllers and pilots see our national airspace. A key technology, called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), is helping FAA ...
November 18, 2014
The concept of intermodalism is as familiar today to transportation professionals as dedicated bike lanes. But 20 years ago, intermodalism wasn’t as common; it was just taking hold as a new concept in the federal transportation community.
November 13, 2014
In America our urban centers are trending toward megaregions—collections of large cities, suburbs, exurbs, and the areas between requiring extensive, linked transportation networks.
October 23, 2014
Dr. Scott Gabree was recently recognized for delivering the best paper at a rail conference for his presentation about ways to reduce intentional fatalities, or suicides, by trains.
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.
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.
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.
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