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Read the latest news and press releases from the U.S. DOT Volpe Center below. For news associated with previous administrations, please visit our News Archive.

Recap: International Collaboration in Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Annie Petsonk, Lirio Liu, and Chris Carter
February 13, 2024

On February 6, 2024, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Federal Aviation Administration held the sixth discussion of a seven-part thought leadership series titled International Collaboration in Advanced Air Mobility.

“Close collaboration with...

Recap: Considerations for Equity in Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Yolanka Wulff and Okeoma Moronu
January 31, 2024

On January 23, 2024, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Federal Aviation Administration held the fifth discussion of a seven-part thought leadership series titled Considerations for Equity in Advanced Air Mobility. This talk focused on the work of FAA, U.S. DOT, and aviation stakeholders to sustainably...

Recap: Environmentally Responsible Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Julie Marks, Stephen Rizzi and Christopher Roof
January 22, 2024

On January 17, 2024, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Federal Aviation Administration held the fourth discussion of a seven-part thought leadership series titled Environmentally Responsible Advanced Air Mobility. The discussion focused on the work of FAA and the U.S. DOT Volpe Center to understand the environmental impacts and community concerns around Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and the steps being taken to address them and...

Recap: Transformation: Urban Air Mobility Concept of Operations

Speaker series graphic featuring Paul Fontaine, Robert Pearce, and Steve Bradford
January 9, 2024

On December 19, 2023, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and FAA held the third discussion of a seven-part thought leadership series titled Transformation: Urban Air Mobility Concept of Operations. The talk focused on FAA and NASA’s ongoing work to move innovative ideas and technologies forward that will enable the safe integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) into the existing National Airspace System (NAS). ...

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Staff Presenting at 2024 TRB Annual Meeting

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January 5, 2024
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s staff will be presenting at a variety of sessions at the 103rd annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting, January 7-11, 2024 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Recap: Safety and Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Derek Morgan, Cindy Comer, Eric Allison, Blain Newton
December 15, 2023

 

Safety and Advanced Air Mobility 

On December 7, 2023, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and FAA held the second program in its Up, Up and Away: Innovations in Advanced Air Mobility thought leadership series. The discussion focused on the safe integration of AAM...

Recap: Kickoff of New Thought Leadership Series on Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Carlos Monje, Katie Thomson, Robert Hampshire, PhD, Laurence Wildgoose, Elan Head
December 7, 2023

Kickoff of New Thought Leadership Series on Advanced Air Mobility 

On November 30, 2023, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Federal Aviation Administration, in collaboration with the Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, kicked off the first of a seven-part thought leadership series titled...

Recap: Series Finale: Commemorating the Second Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Images of event speakers Polly Trottenberg, Wes Moore, Christopher Puchalsky, Thomas Nissalke
November 30, 2023
The U.S. DOT’s series finale to commemorate the second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law featured an opening message from Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. Speakers included Maryland Governor Wes Moore; Thomas Nissalke, Ph.D., Assistant General Manager of Planning and Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Christopher Puchalsky, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability.

Recap: Accelerating Project Delivery through Innovative Procurement, Partnerships, and Financing Methods: Part 2

Images of event speakers Susan Shaw, Brad Wieferich, Mike Johnson
November 8, 2023
Brad Wieferich, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT); Susan Shaw, PE, DBIA, CCM, Vice President, Subject Matter Expert – Major Program Development, ATCS; and Mike Johnson, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Markets and Strategy, Kiewit, discussed innovative procurement, partnerships, and financing methods to accelerate project delivery. Read the recap.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Seeks Student Interns

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October 27, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is now recruiting talented individuals to join our team as part of our 2024 Volpe Pathways Internship Program. Interested students can apply via the Pathways Internship job posting on USAJobs.gov, which opened Thursday, October 19, 2023 and is expected to close on Friday, November 10, 2023.