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About the U.S. DOT Volpe Center

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center, at a Glance:
A Catalyst for Innovation

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s extensive cross-modal partnerships have led to innovative solutions that have advanced national and global transportation systems. As a federal partner in advancing U.S. DOT initiatives, the Volpe Center draws on its multimodal, multidisciplinary expertise to support U.S. DOT’s priorities. See the Volpe Center at a glance.

A Successful Partnership

DOT’s Volpe Center and the Department of Defense: A Successful Partnership

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have a long-standing memorandum of understanding that encourages all DoD commands and organizations to leverage the Volpe Center’s world-renowned, multidisciplinary expertise in all modes of transportation. Find out how Volpe has provided essential support to DoD for nearly 50 years.

Annual accomplishments january 2020

Annual Accomplishments: January 2020 

This document highlights some of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s best work from 2019. Carried out with U.S. DOT and key stakeholders, these programs and initiatives advance U.S. DOT’s strategic goals of safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.

Five decades

Five Decades Publication

This special 50th anniversary retrospective showcases the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s most innovative work from the past five decades and describes how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center, in collaboration with its sponsors, has changed the world of transportation. 

What Blockchains Could Mean for Government and Transportation Operations report

Annual Accomplishments: January 2019 

This document highlights some of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s best work from 2018. Carried out with U.S. DOT and key stakeholders, these programs and initiatives advance U.S. DOT’s strategic goals of safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.

Advancing Data-Driven Decision Making in Transportation

Advancing Data-Driven Decision Making in Transportation

Novel data analysis techniques are transforming mobility in the U.S. and around the world. This is how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is applying its unique capabilities across the data spectrum to inform decision making and improve the safety and efficiency of multimodal transportation systems.

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Final Report: Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

This report brings together insights from the leading thinkers in government innovation, vehicle automation, and logistics who joined the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2018 speaker series.

Safe UAS Integration is a Shared Responsibility

UAS Integration Capabilities

Learn the capabilities the U.S. DOT Volpe Center brings to UAS integration in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and others.

What Blockchains Could Mean for Government and Transportation Operations report

What Blockchains Could Mean for Government and Transportation Operations

This report from the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is a high-level primer that covers blockchain technology basics; how smart contracts work; potential and current applications in government and transportation; challenges to widespread implementation; and blockchain initiatives in transportation and government.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center's Annual Accomplishments 2018: Advancing Transportation Innovation for the Public Good

Annual Accomplishments: January 2018 

This document highlights some of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s best work from 2017. Carried out with U.S. DOT and other partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, these programs and initiatives advance U.S. DOT’s strategic goals of safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.

DOT’s Volpe Center and the Department of Defense: A Successful Partnership

A Partner in Laying the Foundation for the Aviation System of the Future

In partnership with FAA and other key stakeholders, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is applying its expertise in safety management systems, engineering, operations, human factors, and environmental and energy technologies to help design, develop, and deploy the future air traffic management system. 

How to Start Work

How to Start Work with Volpe (Brochure)

Instructions for starting work with the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Volpe infographics

Volpe Infographics

Volpe's infographics bring research to life, telling stories through statistics to demonstrate the real-world impacts of our work. View our infographics on wake turbulence, rail safety, crash avoidance, and other topics to learn more.

Volpe's 2016 Annual Accomplishments

Annual Accomplishments: January 2017

This document highlights some of Volpe’s best work of 2016 and is illustrative of our sustained impact on making the transportation system resilient, sustainable, safer, more efficient, and globally competitive.

Shaping America's Transportation Future: Annual Project Accomplishments

Annual Accomplishments: January 2016

This document highlights Volpe’s best work of 2015. The major project milestones, achievements, and thought leadership initiatives showcased here are helping guide America’s current and future transportation system.

Big Data

Big Data Analytics: Driving Value Beyond the Hype - Roundtable Summary

Volpe and the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, co-hosted a roundtable of experts to discuss the topic of big data explosion.

Beyond Bouncing Back

Final Report: Beyond Bouncing Back

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center hosted a roundtable of experts to explore resiliency in the context of challenges facing the nation's transportation system.

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Last updated: Thursday, October 8, 2020