Over the past decade, research from rail suicide prevention experts in Europe, Canada, and Australia has illuminated strategies that can reduce rail suicides. Volpe and the Federal Railroad Administration built on this global research to develop a program with six focus areas to...
Two recent benefit-cost analyses are helping form the foundation for smart decisions about proposed crosswalk infrastructure for people with disabilities and expanded use of excess flow valves, which halt the flow of gas if there is a pipe break or rupture.
Volpe is helping cities deploy side guards and other technologies that address the deadliest road crashes: those between large trucks and pedestrians or bicyclists.
Volpe helped MnDOT and the Metropolitan Council develop a shared vision and goals for the Twin Cities’ freight transportation system, and make freight more visible in the region's planning process.
Volpe noise prediction models have led to technologically advanced noise barriers.
Volpe developed a national model for evaluating fuel transport patterns, costs, and impacts to respond to military and commercial aviation sectors' need for reliable fuel supplies that can be distributed throughout supply chains in the continental United States and elsewhere.
While congestion pricing strategies are becoming increasingly common in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., there is still little data on how road pricing affects traveler behavior. Find out how Volpe surveys in Atlanta and Seattle give researchers and officials high...
The United States Transportation Command seeks Volpe’s research and analytical expertise to help increase fuel cost savings and maximize fuel efficiency for handling the combined shipping needs for all branches of the U.S. military, approximately 300,000 containers per year.
Volpe's transportation analysis reduced congestion and boosted local business.
The National Park Service relies on Volpe for strategies to maintain and improve its roads.