Maritime Situational Awareness In Waterways

Our state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, cost-effective tracking networks are used for maritime situational awareness in waterways worldwide. Learn how vessel tracking tools are enhancing safety and stability on the world’s waterways. 

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Pictured are tank cars moving along the Mississippi River. (Adobe Stock/dvandidents)

Estimating the Costs of Rail Delays Due to HAZMAT Incidents

Rail incidents such as derailments and collisions can have serious impacts in terms of loss of life and damage to equipment and infrastructure. When the rail incident involves hazardous materials (HAZMAT), the consequences can be even more severe.  

New 40-foot electric shuttle ​bus at Zion National Park in ​Utah. (NPS)
Bay Bridge Traffic.​ (By Eric Harding)​

Bridge Investment Program Benefit-Cost Analysis Tool

FHWA asked a team of experienced U.S. DOT Volpe Center economists to assist in developing a BIL-mandated spreadsheet template that would allow future applicants to more easily submit BCAs for bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction projects.

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Journeys to Transportation

Meet Some of Our Recent Pathways Student Trainees — Learn why they chose the U.S. DOT Volpe Center to kickstart their careers in transportation.