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.
November 30, 2023
The U.S. DOT’s series finale to commemorate the second anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law featured an opening message from Deputy Secretary Polly Trottenberg. Speakers included Maryland Governor Wes Moore; Thomas Nissalke, Ph.D., Assistant General Manager of Planning and Development, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Christopher Puchalsky, Ph.D., Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, City of Philadelphia, Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability.
November 8, 2023
Brad Wieferich, Director, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT); Susan Shaw, PE, DBIA, CCM, Vice President, Subject Matter Expert – Major Program Development, ATCS; and Mike Johnson, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Markets and Strategy, Kiewit, discussed innovative procurement, partnerships, and financing methods to accelerate project delivery. Read the recap.
October 27, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center is now recruiting talented individuals to join our team as part of our 2024 Volpe Pathways Internship Program. Interested students can apply via the Pathways Internship job posting on USAJobs.gov, which opened Thursday, October 19, 2023 and is expected to close on Friday, November 10, 2023.
October 26, 2023
The U.S. DOT Volpe Center recently held a 50th anniversary alumnae panel event that featured four pioneering experts who have left their marks on the national and global transportation system.
October 23, 2023
Dr. Morteza Farajian, U.S. DOT Build America Bureau Executive Director; Maria C. Lehman, PE, ENV SP, F.ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers President; and Adie Tomer, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution discussed innovative procurement, partnerships, and financing methods to accelerate project delivery. Read the recap.
October 6, 2023
Nancy Daubenberger, Minnesota Transportation Commissioner; Kammy Horne, Senior Vice President of Development and Planning at VIA Metropolitan Transit; Emily Biondi, Associate Administrator for Planning, Environment, and Realty, FHWA; and Megan Blum, Director for the Office of Environmental Programs, FTA discussed using NEPA reviews to deliver better projects. Read the recap.
September 28, 2023
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe Center celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 19, 2023, attended by U.S. DOT leadership, state and local leaders, as well as partners from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
September 14, 2023
On September 7, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro), and Emmanuella Myrthil, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), to a conversation focused on “Embedding Equity in Project Delivery.” This was the fourth event in a virtual leadership event series: Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
August 21, 2023
Kyle Wagenschutz, Urban Mobility Planner at City Thread; Eric C. Macfarlane, First Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC); and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria joined the U.S. DOT’s August 10th virtual event on “How Cities Are Reinventing Project Delivery.” This was the third event in the U.S. DOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence's thought leadership series on Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
August 10, 2023
Carlos Braceras, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), and Paula Hammond, Chair of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and Senior Vice President at WSP USA joined U.S. DOT’s August 3 thought leadership event on “Thinking Outside the Box: Innovating for Better Project Delivery,” the recent event in the USDOT Project Delivery Center of Excellence’s thought leadership series on Delivering the Benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).