Invasive species and noxious weeds can destroy entire ecosystems, stemming from something as seemingly innocuous as a seed latching to the bottom of a dump truck. Through the SBIR Program, S-K Enviornmental developed a novel solution for construction sites that has a 97 percent...
July 26, 2016
Accurate, complete, and timely crash and inspection data from states lets FMCSA better identify motor carriers that could pose a risk to the traveling public. With Volpe support, FMCSA recently rolled out a revamped Data Quality website, which provides performance measures,...
July 25, 2016
Volpe recently opened its campus for an event that showcased the intersection between transportation, safety, health, and human behavior. Tours and demonstrations highlighted vehicle simulators, the B.A.T. Mobile, concussion goggles, a Jaws of Life rescue, and more.
July 20, 2016
Vehicle automation is paving the way for major societal changes in how we move people and goods in urban areas, according to Dr. Emilio Frazzoli, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT and co-founder of self-driving car company nuTonomy. Through nuTonomy, Frazzoli is...
June 30, 2016
Transportation connects people—and connections provide economic opportunity. That’s the message that U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx brought during his June 27 keynote address kicking off Volpe’s new speaker series, The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity,...
June 28, 2016
Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation brought together nine top thinkers in business, technology, and transportation to discuss their visions for a safe and efficient transportation future. The series final report is now live, with summary articles and links to...
May 31, 2016
A Volpe-developed tool is helping researchers perform full chain life-cycle assessments of alternative fuels, including canola-based jet fuels, and examine a range of energy scenarios across the transportation network.
May 24, 2016
As part of its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math outreach and the Cambridge Science Festival, Volpe staff recently welcomed some three dozen students, parents, and community members to learn about the work that goes on at our campus.
May 19, 2016
Four women heads of state DOTs shared stories of their career paths and answered questions about advancing transportation organizations and leadership during the Women Transportation Leaders of the Northeast panel.
April 26, 2016
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS)-Boston honored Anne Aylward, deputy director for Research and Technology at Volpe, with its 2016 Leadership Award.