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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.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Software Development Capability Appraised at CMMI-DEV V2.0 Maturity Level 3

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March 30, 2023

U.S. DOT Volpe Center's software development capability within our Research and Innovative Technology organization was appraised at Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Capability Maturity Model Integration Development (CMMI-DEV) v2.0 Maturity Level 3 rating.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Supported FAA Requirements Management Efforts

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March 30, 2023

Requirements management provided FAA Program Management Organization programs with the knowledge and tools to efficiently manage program requirements. To facilitate this, FAA partnered with U.S. DOT Volpe Center to develop workshops, review requirements, and create metrics using a detail-oriented, collaborative, and results-driven approach to deliver requirements management governance and best practices, lifecycle support, and knowledge sharing—which enabled FAA PMO to be better positioned to cost-effectively meet needs as defined and within scope.

Reducing Fatalities and Severe Injuries with the National Roadway Safety Strategy

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February 3, 2023

The NRSS sets a vision of zero roadway deaths, and identified tangible Departmental actions to reduce the number of deaths each year. The NRSS seeks a sustained and concerted effort from all sectors and levels of government, the public and private sector, advocacy, and research. A U.S. DOT Volpe Center team designed the NRSS website and created the NRSS Dashboard using Tableau software for quarterly reporting on 29 U.S. DOT actions across the five elements of the Safe Systems Approach.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Welcomes New Technical Center Director: Jonathan Walker

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January 6, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is pleased to announce that Jonathan Walker, PE, PhD has joined us as director of our Center for Communications, Navigation, Surveillance Systems, and Engineering. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center organizes its 600+ staff members into four technical centers that collaborate with our sponsors to support 300+ projects a year, focused on delivering a safer, more efficient, more sustainable, and more equitable transportation system.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Staff Presenting at 2023 TRB Annual Meeting

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January 5, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s staff will be presenting at a variety of sessions at the 102nd annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting, January 8-12, 2023 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg Talks about the Future of Transportation at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center

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December 20, 2022
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on December 14, 2022.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Seeks Student Interns

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November 10, 2022
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is now recruiting talented individuals to join our team as part of our 2023 Summer Pathways Internship Program.

Helping to Build a Better America

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October 5, 2022
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center recently released a series of resources and stories of recent work in alignment with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes historic infrastructure investments: improving public safety and climate resilience, creating jobs across the country, and delivering a more equitable future for all. 

Increasing Access to Work Zone Information to Improve Highway Safety for All

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October 5, 2022
The nation’s transportation system is becoming increasingly data driven. Safe and efficient mobility for all is dependent on reliable real-time information about work zones and other disruptions to usual traffic operations. Standardizing access to these data is critical to improving safety—not only for keeping highway workers and drivers safe, but also enabling efficient integration of automated vehicles (AVs) into the transportation network.

Innovative Uses of Data Science to Solve Transportation Problems

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October 5, 2022
State DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), and regional transportation planning agencies rely on complex data to solve the nation’s congestion, infrastructure, and equity issues. U.S. DOT Volpe Center data experts are using tools from the data science and machine learning toolbox to identify roadway safety issues and address old transportation problems in new ways.