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Exploring the Interplay Between Cities and Transportation

Photo of Glaeser speaking during the Future of Tranpsortation series.

November 8, 2016

As much as ever, transportation technologies are shaping America’s cities. Technology is changing quickly, and smart, sensible transportation is part of realizing an inclusive American dream, said Harvard University economics professor Edward Glaeser during a recent talk at Volpe.

Volpe Is Recruiting Student Interns for 2017

A crowded room of young professionals speak to Volpe staff across tables in a conference room.

November 1, 2016

Volpe is hiring for multiple internship and entry-level positions in a variety of transportation fields. Jobs are posted from November 1, 2016, to November 20, 2016 (or until the applicant limit is reached).

How Volpe’s Terry Sheehan Responds to Natural Disasters

Image of a flooded road in North Carolina after Hurrican Matthew hit the region.

October 31, 2016

When disasters hit, the U.S. Department of Transportation deploys Volpe’s Terry Sheehan to coordinate massive transportation responsibilities that come with massive emergency response efforts. Earlier this month, Sheehan was deployed to North Carolina to coordinate evacuations...

Insights from ATCA 2016

A panel of speakers is shown at the ATCA conference.

October 28, 2016

Each year, Volpe takes part in the aviation industry’s conversation by attending the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) annual conference—including this year’s ATCA 2016, where our staff shared our work in aviation with hundreds of government and industry partners, and...

Coming Next Month: A Special Cybersecurity Newsletter

Depiction of cybersecurity, showing a series of locks on a digital screen

October 27, 2016

Cybersecurity isn’t just about protecting computers from malicious attacks: It’s about making sure that the coming connected infrastructure and vehicles remain safe while bringing their transformative benefits to the traveling public. This October, the Department of Homeland...

Transportation Work on Display at Volpe Day 2016

Illustration of the Volpe Center

October 27, 2016

Volpe staff recently came together for Volpe Day, an internal forum that gives staff the opportunity to showcase the diversity of Volpe’s technology portfolio, share their own work and ideas with their colleagues, and engage in creative problem solving. Learn about some of the...

Reimagining Transportation from the Internet Up with Dan Doctoroff

Image depicting a wired and connected city landscape.

October 26, 2016

The biggest revolutions over the past two centuries in urban environments have happened where technologies meet city life, said Sidewalk Labs Chairman and CEO Daniel Doctoroff, who spoke recently at Volpe. Now, he believes, we are on the verge of the fourth technological...

Government at the Speed of Silicon Valley

Image of a race car driving down a race track.

October 24, 2016

To create major new technologies like self-driving cars, rather than focusing on an end result or product, it’s much more effective to focus on creating prototypes—“very much a Silicon Valley approach,” said J. Christian Gerdes, U.S. DOT’s first chief innovation officer, who...

U.S. DOT’s SBIR 17.1 Solicitation Is Now Open

SBIR: America's Seed Fund, Powered by the Department of Transportation

October 19, 2016

Small businesses are invited to submit research proposals for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program fiscal year 2017 solicitation. The solicitation will be open through December 21, 2016. 

Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend on Automated Vehicles and Urban Mobility

Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend speak on a joint panel at Volpe.

October 18, 2016

Automated vehicles are coming sooner than you might think, according to two leading thinkers in transportation. Volpe recently hosted Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend for a special joint panel on vehicle automation and urban mobility, moderated by Austin Brown of the White House...


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