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 18, 2014
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
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.
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.
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.