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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.

Increasing Access to Rail Stations for Travelers with Disabilities

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July 15, 2022

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires that stations in the intercity rail transportation system be made readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Amtrak's wide network of stations have increased accessibility measures since 2009 in conjunction with FRA’s ADA Stations Program.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Helps Address Equity in Transportation

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July 15, 2022

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center helps address equity in transportation in accordance with President Biden's top priorities.

Advancing a More Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Transportation System

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July 13, 2022

A special collection of stories discussing U.S. DOT Volpe Center's 2021 research efforts and contributions to creating a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive transportation system.

FAA Makes Environmentally Responsible Decisions Using Aviation Environmental Design Tool

FAA Makes Environmentally Responsible Decisions Using Aviation Environmental Design Tool
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Using the Traffic Noise Model to Mitigate Highway Noise Impacts on Communities

Using the Traffic Noise Model to Mitigate Highway Noise Impacts on Communities
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Aggregating Data Sources to Improve Vehicle Emissions and Traffic Noise Analyses

Aggregating Data Sources to Improve Vehicle Emissions and Traffic Noise Analyses
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Advanced Acoustic Modeling of Urban Air Mobility Concept Vehicles

Advanced Acoustic Modeling of Urban Air Mobility Concept Vehicles
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Fly Neighborly Pilot Training Program Aims to Reduce Helicopter Noise Near Communities

Fly Neighborly Pilot Training Program Aims to Reduce Helicopter Noise Near Communities
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Enhancing the BTS National Transportation Noise Map

Enhancing the BTS National Transportation Noise Map
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.

Innovations to Mitigate Transportation Noise Impacts on Communities

Innovations to Mitigate Transportation Noise Impacts on Communities
April 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) recently released a collection of stories from our 2021 Annual Accomplishments Publication, outlining our innovative work to help transportation agencies understand, manage, and mitigate transportation noise impacts on communities—and make environmentally responsible decisions now and in the future.