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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.

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.

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.