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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: Thinking Outside the Box: Innovating for Better Project Delivery

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August 10, 2023
Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and Paula Hammond, Chair of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and Senior Vice President at WSP USA joined U.S. DOT’s August 3 thought leadership event on “Thinking Outside the Box: Innovating for Better Project Delivery,” the recent event in the USDOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence’s thought leadership series on Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Recap: Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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August 2, 2023
On July 26, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to launch the new USDOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence and deliver keynote remarks at the first in a new, virtual leadership event series: Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

Improving the Safety of Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations with In-Motion Roadside Inspections

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May 24, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is supporting FMCSA in developing and implementing the Level VIII Inspection Program Operational Test, which will apply new technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of roadside enforcement while mitigating the current process’s climate impacts and minimizing supply chain disruptions.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Advances UAS Integration in the National Airspace System

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May 24, 2023
Wake turbulence is the rotational movement of air created behind any aircraft under lift generation. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s measurements and analyses of wake turbulence on behalf of FAA have been instrumental in enabling FAA to make positive operational changes in the National Airspace System (NAS). The result has been improved wake turbulence safety, reduced airport delays, shortened final approaches to airports, and reduced fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Prototyping New Ideas with the Volpe Innovation Accelerator

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May 24, 2023
Since its launch in August 2020, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Volpe Innovation Accelerator (VIA) has spurred innovation by inviting employees to propose ideas, recruit teams, and develop prototypes and concept papers. In the process, it encourages collaboration, develops skillsets, and strengthens cross-divisional professional networks. Increasing employees’ capacity for innovation will help solve important transportation challenges, especially those aligned with U.S. DOT priorities.  

Hear from One U.S. DOT Volpe Center Colleague About Their Journey to Transportation

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May 24, 2023
Meet Brendon Providence, a computer engineer in our Situational Analysis and Logistics Division, and learn about his journey to transportation, how he ended up at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center, what working here is really like, and how he’s working to advance transportation for the public good.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Designs for the Future

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May 24, 2023
Designing for the future of transportation requires transforming our infrastructure, our technology, and our approach to problem-solving. Making our transportation system safer and stronger, more resilient and sustainable, fairer and more equitable requires a renewed commitment to innovation.

Improving Resilience and Fostering Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services

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May 24, 2023
The national and economic security of the United States depends on reliable Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT), which is an essential component of the nation’s transportation infrastructure. The civil, commercial, and military sectors rely on PNT technology to provide critical location services in the air, on land, and at sea.

Introducing “Ask the Software PM Experts”

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March 30, 2023

An introduction to a series of news articles that explore new topics such as project management, software development tools, resource management, transportation safety models, and the use of new tools such as ChatGPT.

Enabling Organizational Excellence

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March 30, 2023

Learn more about the U.S. DOT Volpe Center's resources in support of U.S. DOT's goal of organizational excellence.