By 2045, America’s population is forecast to grow by more than 20 percent. Our freight transportation system will need to keep pace with this growth and with changing trade and demand patterns. Maintaining an agile system is one of the key goals of the National Freight Strategic...
November 23, 2015
November 22, 2015
Each year, Volpe staff come together for Volpe Day, an opportunity to learn more about each other’s work, share ideas, and get to know colleagues. This year, Volpe debuted a new format: an “unconference.”
November 21, 2015
Luisa Paiewonsky, director of Volpe’s Center for Infrastructure Systems and Technology, received the Leadership in Infrastructure Revitalization Award from Boston-based The Engineering Center Education Trust.
November 20, 2015
NASA Director of Airspace Operations and Safety John Cavolowsky discusses coming changes in aeronautics, unmanned aerial systems, and how to find inspiration beyond aviation.
October 28, 2015
Steven Lang, director of Air Traffic Systems and Operations, will retire from Volpe on October 31. Lang joined Volpe in 2011 and has a career spanning nearly 40 years in air traffic control and air traffic management.
October 27, 2015
For more than a century, Americans have had a special relationship with their cars. But with great leaps in automobile automation that could remove driver control, that relationship is suffering existential growing pains, according to Donald Fisher, principal technical advisor at...
October 26, 2015
Volpe Director Robert Johns will leave Volpe at the end of December to return to his home state of Minnesota. “We’re looking for the next great leader to carry the torch at Volpe,” said U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Gregory Winfree.
October 21, 2015
In the future, tens of thousands of everyday objects—including cell phones, light poles, cars, and even pavement markers—will serve as data receivers, transmitters, and processors. Volpe project manager Matt Burt explains how this infrastructure can transform the future of our...
October 19, 2015
FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton discusses how programs of today will help modernize our nation’s controlled airspace for the future. Bolton spoke as part of Volpe's new speaker series Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation.
October 14, 2015
Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals through December 16, 2015, for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program solicitation.