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Volpe's 2016 Reports

Volpe 2016 reports

January 4, 2017

Volpe published more than 75 reports and conference papers in 2016 spanning a myriad of transportation research topics. Download free copies of Volpe’s transportation resources.

New Technology Aims to Simplify Tractor-Trailer Fleet Management

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December 22, 2016

A new low-cost technology developed through U.S. DOT’s SBIR program could help fleet managers better track the 5.6 million tractor-trailers on our roads that are hauling 68 percent of all the goods we receive.

Volpe Hosts Local High School Students for Day of Mentoring and Human Factors Demonstrations

image of Volpe staff member and high school student testing out one of Volpe's simulators.

December 21, 2016

Volpe recently partnered with Women in Transportation-Boston to host 21 engineering high school students for speed mentoring with staff and tours of our car, train, and airplane simulators.

Our Ocean Conference Showcases Volpe’s Global Vessel Tracking System

The Volpe-developed SeaVision featured at the 2016 Our Ocean Conference

December 21, 2016

The Volpe-developed SeaVision is a web-based vessel tracking and information-sharing tool that was chosen as one of three featured exhibits at Secretary of State John Kerry’s Our Ocean Conference.

U.S. DOT Leaders Select Winner of 2016 Innovation Challenge

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December 20, 2016

The 2016 Innovation Challenge winning team, Beyond Bike/Ped Assessment, won for their unique approach for gathering information about pedestrian and bicyclist experiences using streets and public spaces.

Holiday Greetings from the U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center

Image of Anne Aylward, Volpe director

December 20, 2016

Director Anne Aylward wishes you and your families a happy and safe holiday season from Volpe, which since 1970 has remained flexible and responsive to the needs and strategic goals of each administration, and has proudly served 8 presidents and 16 secretaries of transportation.

Volpe Staff Presiding and Presenting at the 96th TRB Annual Meeting

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December 19, 2016

Volpe staff will be participating in the 2017 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting from January 8 through January 12.

An App for Monitoring Tractor-Trailers’ Fuel Usage

Subcomponents undergoing reliability testing on a shaker table.

November 28, 2016

Through U.S. DOT’s SBIR program, Mainstream Engineering Corporation developed a free vehicle-monitoring app that performs trip diagnostics that could lead to major money-saving alterations for drivers and motor carriers. Small businesses can apply for SBIR funding through the...

Traveling the Road to Zero Vehicle Fatalities

Photo of Rosekind speaking during the Future of Transportation series.

November 23, 2016

Fatal crashes are increasing, but nearly all of them are theoretically preventable. Volpe recently hosted NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind to talk about strategies and actions to achieve zero deaths on America’s roads.

What Transportation Planners Can Learn About Ridesharing from College Campuses

Close-cropped image of someone holding the University of Washington's student ID cards, the Husky card.

November 21, 2016

New ridesharing technologies and transportation demand management strategies mean that how people travel to and from their college campuses may be changing. A recent report identifies innovative practices that universities have used to reduce auto traffic and parking, and...


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