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A Look Back on 2016 with Volpe’s Annual Accomplishments

Volpe Annual Accomplishments 2016

January 18, 2017

Each year, Volpe collaborates with the U.S. Department of Transportation, other federal agencies, and the broader transportation community on hundreds of projects that shape how people and goods move throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our Annual Accomplishments report highlights some of Volpe’s best work from 2016.

Interactive Report Out Now on The Future of Transportation

The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, Innovation

January 12, 2017

Volpe’s 2016 thought leadership speaker series The Future of Transportation continued our long tradition of convening thought leaders, decision makers, and stakeholders from across the transportation enterprise to anticipate future transportation challenges, generate fresh approaches to emerging issues, anticipate trends, and inform decision making. The final interactive report covering all the talks from The Future of Transportation’s distinguished speakers is available now.

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

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.

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.

An App for Monitoring Tractor-Trailers’ Fuel Usage

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 current solicitation until December 21, 2016.

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 discusses how those practices can be used by state, regional, and local transportation agencies.

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.

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 after Hurricane Matthew.

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