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Read the latest news and press releases from the U.S. DOT Volpe Center below. For news associated with previous administrations, please visit our News Archive.

Recap: Kickoff of New Thought Leadership Series on Advanced Air Mobility

Speaker series graphic featuring Carlos Monje, Katie Thomson, Robert Hampshire, PhD, Laurence Wildgoose, Elan Head
December 7, 2023

Kickoff of New Thought Leadership Series on Advanced Air Mobility 

On November 30, 2023, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center and Federal Aviation Administration, in collaboration with the Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, kicked off the first of a seven-part thought leadership series titled...

Recap: Series Finale: Commemorating the Second Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Images of event speakers Polly Trottenberg, Wes Moore, Christopher Puchalsky, Thomas Nissalke
November 30, 2023
The U.S. DOT’s series finale to commemorate the second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law featured an opening message from Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. Speakers included Maryland Governor Wes Moore; Thomas Nissalke, Ph.D., Assistant General Manager of Planning and Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Christopher Puchalsky, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability.

Recap: Accelerating Project Delivery through Innovative Procurement, Partnerships, and Financing Methods: Part 2

Images of event speakers Susan Shaw, Brad Wieferich, Mike Johnson
November 8, 2023
Brad Wieferich, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT); Susan Shaw, PE, DBIA, CCM, Vice President, Subject Matter Expert – Major Program Development, ATCS; and Mike Johnson, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Markets and Strategy, Kiewit, discussed innovative procurement, partnerships, and financing methods to accelerate project delivery. Read the recap.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Seeks Student Interns

Colorful image that says "We're Hiring Student Interns"
October 27, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is now recruiting talented individuals to join our team as part of our 2024 Volpe Pathways Internship Program. Interested students can apply via the Pathways Internship job posting on USAJobs.gov, which opened Thursday, October 19, 2023 and is expected to close on Friday, November 10, 2023. 

Follow Your Passion and Push the Boundaries: Perspectives from Volpe’s 50th Anniversary Federal Women’s Program Alumnae Panel

Alumni panelist Mary Stearns with a Volpe Center colleague in the 1970s.
October 26, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center recently held a 50th anniversary alumnae panel event that featured four pioneering experts who have left their marks on the national and global transportation system.

Recap: Accelerating Project Delivery through Innovative Procurement, Partnerships, and Financing Methods: Part 1

Images of event speakers Adie Tomer, Maria Lehman, Morteza Farajian
October 23, 2023
Dr. Morteza Farajian, U.S. DOT Build America Bureau Executive Director; Maria C. Lehman, PE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers President; and Adie Tomer, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution discussed innovative procurement, partnerships, and financing methods to accelerate project delivery. Read the recap.

Recap: Using NEPA to Define and Shape Better Projects

Images of event speakers Nancy Daubenberger, Kammy Horne, Emily Biondi, and Megan Blum
October 6, 2023
Nancy Daubenberger, Minnesota Transportation Commissioner; Kammy Horne, Senior Vice President of Development and Planning at VIA Metropolitan Transit; Emily Biondi, Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty, FHWA; and Megan Blum, Director for the Office of Environmental Programs, FTA discussed using NEPA reviews to deliver better projects. Read the recap.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Signals A New Era of Transportation Innovation in the Heart of Kendall Square

Image of U.S. DOT leadership, state and local leaders, and redevelopment Volpe Exchange Partners cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the new U.S. DOT Volpe Center facility in Cambridge, MA’s Kendall Square
September 28, 2023
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe Center celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 19, 2023, attended by U.S. DOT leadership, state and local leaders, as well as partners from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Recap: Embedding Equity in Project Delivery

Speaker series graphic featuring Stephanie Wiggins and Emmanuella Myrthil
September 14, 2023
On September 7, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Emmanuella Myrthil, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), to a conversation focused on “Embedding Equity in Project Delivery.” This was the fourth event in a virtual leadership event series: Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Recap: How Cities Are Reinventing Project Delivery

Speaker series graphic featuring Kyle Wagenschutz, Urban Mobility Planner at City Thread; Eric C. Macfarlane, First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC); and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria
August 21, 2023
Kyle Wagenschutz, Urban Mobility Planner at City Thread; Eric C. Macfarlane, First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC); and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria joined the U.S. DOT’s August 10th virtual event on “How Cities Are Reinventing Project Delivery.” This was the third event in the U.S. DOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence's thought leadership series on Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.