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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: A Climate-Resilient Future Is an Equitable, Just Future

Ed Carr speaks via webstream during Volpe's 2021 speaker series.
June 16, 2021
On June 8, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Dr. Edward R. Carr of Clark University to continue its 2021 thought leadership speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System. Dr. Carr is the director of Clark’s International Development, Community, and Environment program and the director of the Humanitarian Response and Development Lab.

Recap: Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System

Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks via live videoconference during the U.S. DOT Volpe Center's 2021 speaker series kick-off event.
June 8, 2021
On June 2, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) welcomed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to kick off its 2021 thought leadership speaker series, Innovation for a Sustainable, Equitable Transportation System. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Dr. Robert Hampshire introduced Secretary Buttigieg and provided introductory remarks.

Keeping Drivers Safe with Innovative Intersection Design Research and Evaluation

Keeping Drivers Safe with Innovative Intersection Design Research and Evaluation
May 11, 2021
More than 50 percent of fatal crashes and crashes resulting in injuries occur at or near intersections. Learn more about FHWA’s efforts to significantly improve the safety of standard intersections by developing novel designs and implementing them nationwide—with help from researchers from the U.S. DOT Volpe Center.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2020 Reports

April 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe Center published nearly 60 reports and conference papers in 2020 spanning a breadth of transportation topics that advance U.S. DOT’s priorities: safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability.

These reports are housed in the National Transportation Library and are listed below by topic areas. Select the linked report titles to preview and download copies of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s 2020 transportation resources.

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Partnering with the Millennium Challenge Corporation to Improve Accessibility in Malawi

Three farmers travel on a dirt road in Malawi in an ox-drawn cart.
March 8, 2021
MCC partners with Malawi to improve road management processes by shifting to evidence-based planning and decision-making that prioritize road investments and ensure sustainability. Learn more about MCC’s work to improve accessibility to transportation, enhance the livelihoods of small farmers, and improve access to vital health and social services for the people of Malawi—and how U.S. DOT Volpe Center transportation planners are helping.

Intermodalism: A 20-Year Perspective

Freight being moved from ship to truck.
March 5, 2021

The concept of intermodalism is as familiar today to transportation professionals as dedicated bike lanes. But 20 years ago, intermodalism wasn’t as common; it was just taking hold as a new concept in the federal transportation community.

The Imperative and Opportunity to Invest in Resilient Infrastructure

Dr. Stephen Flynn Videoshot
February 22, 2021
Learn more about the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s recent Straight from the Source event with Dr. Stephen Flynn, founding director of the Global Resilience Institute and a professor of political science and of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University.