Visitors to national parks are increasingly exploring natural and cultural resources in new ways, including through active transportation—by foot, bicycle, and other non-motorized modes. A new guidebook from the National Park Service (NPS) is helping parks, their partners, and nearby communities to meet this demand, by pursuing projects and initiatives that enhance active transportation.
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Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in a Federal Framework That Encourages Transportation Innovation
June 21, 2018
A “growing torrent” of technology advances are poised to fundamentally change transportation, according to U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan, who kicked off the Volpe Center’s 2018 speaker series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.
Gregory Woo Receives Stanley N. Roscoe Aviation Human Factors Award for Paper on Visual Detection of Small Drones
June 5, 2018
Gregory Woo, PhD, received the 2018 Stanley N. Roscoe Award from the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA) on May 7, 2018. Woo is chief of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Aviation Systems Engineering Division. AsHFA presents the Stanley N. Roscoe Award for the best doctoral dissertation written on a research topic related to aerospace human factors.
April 25, 2018
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center shared innovative solutions to transportation challenges with science fans of all ages as part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival. The event featured a hands-on tour of Volpe’s simulators and transportation experts discussing current projects.
April 18, 2018
A ship transiting the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway crosses the international boundary 27 times. Here’s how a U.S.-Canadian partnership that began in the mid-1950s moves more than 200 million tons of freight each year through the Seaway.
April 3, 2018
Bridges and other structures can have subsurface damage that can’t be detected through visual inspections. New infrared technologies developed through U.S. DOT’s SBIR program are helping accurately detect and image hidden damage below the surface, reducing the cost and disruption associated with detailed condition assessments while providing more accurate information.
March 7, 2018
A new technology developed with the support of the U.S. DOT SBIR program and FHWA can provide urban planners, designers, and transportation agencies a better understanding of their traffic systems.
February 27, 2018
The Volpe Center’s recent thought leadership series convened experts in transportation innovation, design, policy, and planning. Read the final report on the insights they presented.
February 26, 2018
Data-driven decisions can improve performance. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center supports the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation Performance Management (TPM) office in moving FHWA and its partners toward a more performance-based assessment of the nation’s roadways.
February 22, 2018
A new project to make streets safer is using an innovative funding model to help six major cities develop best practices for technologies to help truck drivers avoid or mitigate collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists.