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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.

New Infographic Shows How Advanced Vehicle Technology Reduces Crashes

Illustration of connected vehicle technology
January 25, 2022

What’s the best kind of car crash? The one that never happens. Check out our new infographic on how advanced technology reduces motor vehicle crashes.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Releases New Publications, Including Annual Project Accomplishments

Annual Accomplishments 2022
January 21, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has recently released three new publications in support of its mission to advance transportation innovation for the public good.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center Seeks Student Interns for 2022

Announcing the 2022 Pathway Internship program is now accepting student intern applications
November 16, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) announced that it is now recruiting talented individuals to fill positions as part of its 2022 Pathways Internship Program.

Recap: Strategies to Overcome Transportation Barriers for Rent Burdened Residents

Dr. Susan Shaheen
September 28, 2021
On September 23, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Susan Shaheen, PhD, as the final speaker in its 2021 thought leadership speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System. Shaheen is the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Institute’s Resilient and Innovative Mobility Initiative. She is a pioneer and thought leader in innovative mobility strategies.

Preventing Suicides on the U.S. Rail System through Intervention Training Programs

Preventing suicides on the U.S. rail system through intervention training programs.
September 27, 2021
A U.S. DOT Volpe Center team of human factors experts helped to publish a new report, “Review of Suicide Intervention Training Programs,” to fill the gap in research about suicide intervention training programs for railroad staff and crew members.

Recap: Mobility Best Practices and E-Mobility Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Accelerating EV Adoption

Dr. Shelley Francis
September 21, 2021
On September 14, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed EVNoire's Shelley Francis, PhD, to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series. Francis is the co-founder and principal of EVNoire, which focuses on E-mobility best practices and E-mobility diversity, equity, and inclusion and electrification strategies. This post provides a recap of Francis' talk.

Recap: Toward Carbon Neutral Mobility

Tim Wallington, PhD, presents during Volpe's 2021 speaker series.
September 2, 2021
On August 24, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Ford Motor Company’s Tim Wallington, PhD, to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series. Wallington is a senior technical leader in research and advanced engineering in the Research and Innovation Center at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. This post provides a recap of Wallington’s talk. You can also watch video highlights from the event.

Recap: The Transportation and Climate Initiative: Multi-State Collaboration to Advance Equitable Low-Carbon Transportation

James Bradbury, PhD speaks as part of U.S. DOT Volpe Center 2021 speaker series.
August 12, 2021
On August 3, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Georgetown University Climate Center’s James Bradbury, PhD, to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series. Bradbury is the Mitigation Program Director for the Georgetown Climate Center at the Georgetown University Law Center. This post provides a recap of Dr. Bradbury’s talk. You can also watch video highlights from the event.

Recap: Advancing a Just and Low-Carbon Future with Urban Electrification

Marilyn Brown speaks via webstream during Volpe's 2021 speaker series.
August 2, 2021
On July 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) welcomed Dr. Marilyn Brown, Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System. 

Recap: Net-Zero America: Potential Pathways, Infrastructure, and Impacts

Erin Mayfield speaks via webstream during Volpe's 2021 speaker series.
July 1, 2021
On June 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) welcomed Dr. Erin Mayfield of Princeton University to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System.