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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Annual Project Accomplishments

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Annual Accomplishments 2018 highlights some of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe Center’s best work from the past year. Carried out with U.S. DOT and other partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, these programs and initiatives advance U.S. DOT’s strategic goals of safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.

In addition to featuring 40 projects, the report highlights U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao’s visit to the Volpe Center in 2017, and includes insights from our recent thought leadership series—The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System—which convened seven leading thinkers to discuss innovations in safety, autonomy, cybersecurity, and design that are shaping transportation.

Annual Accomplishments 2018 illustrates how the multimodal, multidisciplinary experts of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center are committed to developing innovative solutions to address our nation’s most complex transportation challenges related to:

  • Transportation safety
  • Infrastructure and resilience
  • Automation and mobility
  • Transportation planning and management
  • And more…

Below are video highlights from five of the transportation projects featured in the report.

Enhancing the U.S. Air Force's Energy and Transportation Infrastructure Resilience

David Arthur and Bahar Barami, PhD, discuss their work supporting infrastructure resilience on behalf of the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Support to Federal Emergency Transportation Efforts

Terry Sheehan talks about how he supports emergency transportation logistics, on behalf of U.S. DOT, following major natural disasters.

How Much Time Do Americans Spend Behind the Wheel?

Don Pickrell, PhD, reveals how much time Americans spend behind the wheel from analyses performed on behalf of the Federal Highway Administration.

Saving Lives with Pedestrian-Detection Systems

Mikio Yanagisawa talks about the potential safety benefits of pedestrian detection systems, based on his work for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Safely Integrating Remotely Piloted Aircraft into the National Airspace

Jason Glaneuski discusses how his work on behalf of the U.S. Air Force and the Federal Aviation Administration is helping to safely integrate drones into the national airspace.

Updated: Friday, February 9, 2018