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DOTWASH Tackles Invasive Species Catching a Ride on Construction Vehicles

Examples of seeds planted on a truck and process through the DOTWASH system.

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 Enviornmental developed a novel solution for construction sites that has a 97 percent...

Enhanced FMCSA Site Means Better Motor Carrier Data

Screenshot of the enhanced Data Quality website's home page

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,...

Awareness Day Brings Transportation Safety Message to Kendall Square

Greg Winfree stands next to a Cambridge Department of Public Works truck that is outfitted with side guards.

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.

Autonomy and Shared Mobility in the Urban Environment

Dr. Emilio Frazzoli speaking at Volpe’s Future of Transportation series

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...

Secretary Foxx Looks Toward the Future of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx speaks at Volpe.

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,...

Volpe’s Beyond Traffic Speaker Series Final Report

The cover of "Beyond Traffic 2045 Reimagining Transportation: Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and the Future of Transportatio

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...

From Farm to Flight: Evaluating Canola-Based Jet Fuels

A plane flying over a canola field.

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.

Kendall Square Gets a First-Hand View of Volpe’s Transportation Research

Hands hold the wheel of a car simulator at Volpe.

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. 

Top-Ranking Women in Transportation Share Career Advice

Stephanie Pollack, Leslie Richards, and Victoria Sheehan.

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.

Volpe Deputy Director Honored for Career of Leadership

Anne Aylward

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.

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