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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 50th Anniversary—Join Us in Celebrating Our History and Future

An illustration that says "Five Decades"

January 10, 2020

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is proud to announce that the year 2020 marks our 50th year advancing transportation innovation for the public good.

U.S. DOT Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art Volpe Center Facility

Event speakers hold shovels over sand for a ceremonial groundbreaking event. (Linda Haas Photography)

November 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe Center has officially broken ground on its new federal facility.

Randell Iwasaki on a Government Role Model for Transportation

Randell Iwasaki Speaks at the US DOT Volpe Center

October 23, 2019

Randell Iwasaki, executive director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) in California, spoke at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center on September 25, 2019, as part of its speaker series Our New Mobility Future.

Understanding the Business Case for Automated Bus Technologies

A satellite image of a bus yard using automated parking technology

October 21, 2019

Economists at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center analyzed the cost-effectiveness of a selection of bus automation technologies to help transit agencies evaluate which technologies may yield returns in the form of reduced labor or operations costs.

Sarah Kaufman: Making Sure Intelligent Transportation Gets Everyone There

October 11, 2019

Sarah Kaufman, Associate Director of the New York University (NYU) Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, spoke at the Volpe Center on September 19 about "An Inclusive Vision of Intelligent Transportation.”

Significant Software Update to Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Expands Modeling Capabilities

A screenshot of the AEDT modeling software showing noise impacts of several flights

October 4, 2019

The new version of the AEDT software, developed by the U.S. DOT Volpe Center, expands the range of scenarios that can be modeled.

Globally Integrated Logistics and the Changing Character of War

October 3, 2019

General Stephen R. Lyons, commander of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), spoke at the Volpe Center on September 17 about "Globally Integrated Logistics and the Changing Character of War.”

A Successful Partnership: DOD and U.S. DOT Update Agreement on Cross-Departmental Collaboration

General Stephen Lyons and Joel Szabat shake hands at the Volpe Center following the signing of the updated MOU.

September 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently updated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. The updated MOU reinforces the important cross-departmental collaboration and long-standing partnership between federal agencies and the Volpe Center’s support to DOD’s mission across commands and offices.

Regina Clewlow, PhD, on Small Scooters and Big Data

Regina Clewlow speaking at the Volpe Center

August 5, 2019

Regina Clewlow, PhD, co-founder and CEO of Populus, spoke at the Volpe Center on July 30 about micromobility, big data, and transportation innovations.

J. Scott Drennan on Airborne Ride Sharing

J. Scott Drennan Speaking at the Volpe Center

July 29, 2019

J. Scott Drennan, VP of Innovation at Bell Flight, spoke at the Volpe Center on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.