The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration turned to U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center to investigate the causes behind 93 real-life hazmat tanker truck rollovers, current training programs, and to develop recommendations to improve cargo tank safety.
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November 9, 2017
November 8, 2017
To provide service-wide guidance on maintaining and improving various transportation assets, the National Park Service recently released its first National Long-Range Transportation Plan, a 20-year vision plan that a team of Volpe planners helped develop.
November 1, 2017
Technology is advancing, societal trends are changing, and new visions for self-driving vehicles are emerging. Harry Lightsey of General Motors provides the manufacturer's perspective on how self-driving cars are putting safety in the driver's seat as part of The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System speaker series.
Dr. Richard John: Laser-Focused on Global Challenges, Innovation, and the Future of the Nation’s Transportation System
October 31, 2017
Distinguished director of U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center from 1989 to 2004 and now director emeritus, Dr. Richard R. (“Dick”) John will retire from public service in November following a federal career that spanned five decades.
October 24, 2017
With automation appearing more and more across daily life—including in air and ground travel—tasks we think of as belonging to humans may soon be taken over by computers, and there could be consequences that haven’t yet been imagined, said Amy Pritchett, professor and head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, who recently spoke as part of Volpe's 2017 speaker series.
October 23, 2017
With the support of the U.S. DOT SBIR program, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Park Service, Intelligent Automation, Inc. developed, tested, and deployed a low-profile, multi-sensor, low power-consumption, light-weight, and visually unobtrusive tool that takes advantage of existing infrastructures to seamlessly monitor traffic information and ensures timely data collection and reporting.
October 16, 2017
Aviation is a particular focus of Volpe’s work across modes, with recent work in global positioning system resilience, energy and the environment, navigation and surveillance, aviation safety, and much more. Check out these recent aviation-related reports highlighting a wide range of Volpe’s aviation expertise.
October 16, 2017
Find out in this new brochure how Volpe experts help the Federal Aviation Administration design, develop, and deploy the aviation system of the future.
October 13, 2017
Joshua Corman, the second speaker in Volpe's 2017 series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, discussed cybersafety in an increasingly hackable world.
October 5, 2017
Jeffrey Schnapp kicked off Volpe’s new speaker series, The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System, with his human-centric vision for the autonomous vehicle revolution.