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Drowsy Driving: What the Experts Are Saying

Woman driving a car yawing.

January 22, 2015

Dr. Stephen Popkin recently participated as an invited panelist at a National Transportation Safety Board forum where experts discussed the problem of drowsy driving and various countermeasures to address drowsy driving crashes.

Rail Structure, Cybersecurity, Driver Distraction Among Highlighted TRB Topics

TRB attendees visit Volpe's booth.

January 20, 2015

Volpe experts presided over 22 sessions and presented research results at 19 sessions at the Transportation Research Board’s 94th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., held January 11-15.

Volpe's '14 Reports Available for Download

Volpe 2014 reports

January 20, 2015

Volpe published 77 reports and conference papers in 2014 spanning a myriad of transportation research topics. View the topic areas and download free copies of Volpe’s transportation resources.

Five Teams, Six Judges, Seven Minutes: Volpe’s Third Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge winning team members.

January 8, 2015

Five teams competing for seed funding waited anxiously to take the stage. Six DOT executives took their seats as judges of Volpe’s third Innovation Challenge. The teams each gave seven-minute presentations describing the problems they proposed to solve, the solutions they wished...

U.S. DOT SBIR Solicitation Now Open

Vehicles will circles around them indicating they are equipped with connected vehicle technologies.

January 6, 2015

Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program solicitation.

The Promise of NextGen

Air traffic control tpwer with plane in background.

December 9, 2014

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...

What Will Vehicle Use Look Like in 30 Years?

A driver and dashboard are visible on a sunny day.

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.

Infographic Shows How Technology is Transforming Aviation

Thumbnail, ADS-B infographic

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 ...

Intermodalism: A 20-Year Perspective

Freight being moved from ship to truck.

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.

Transportation Drives Economic Competitiveness in Megaregions

Map of some emerging megaregions

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. 

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