From eliminating broken rails and combating punctured tank cars, to making stronger interfaces between rail ties and ballast, Volpe engineers support the Federal Railroad Administration in making passenger and freight rail travel safer.
August 22, 2016
August 16, 2016
Successes in Stewardship marks 15 years of documenting successful practices in protecting water quality, wetlands, wildlife, historical sites, cultural areas, and parks while accelerating the completion of transportation projects nationwide. Read the August 2016 anniversary issue...
July 28, 2016
Anne Aylward, a proven senior leader and results-driven executive with more than 30 years in the transportation field, has been selected as Volpe’s new director. She is the organization’s seventh permanent director, and the first woman to hold the position.
July 27, 2016
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 Environmental 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. A newly revamped website is helping improve that data.
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.