USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Site Notification

Site Notification

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Program Development and Capacity Building

Staff are gathered around a map on a large planning table, engaged in dialog.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Program Development and Capacity Building Division works closely with federal, state, and local agencies to develop and implement data-driven programs that speed the adoption of innovative technologies, policies, and practices. We help our sponsors ensure that transportation research leads to results by translating complex regulations, research and policies into practical and engaging training and guidance resources.


  • Program Development: We help transportation agencies develop effective programs by assessing stakeholder needs, evaluating program performance, improving business processes, determining strategic priorities, and creating compelling products and services.
  • Professional Capacity Building: We work to identify effective policies and practices through qualitative research, such as best practice scans and synthesis studies, and promote their adoption by the public sector workforce through workshops, webinars, courses, and primers. We help our sponsors implement successful communications strategies by providing expertise in information technology solutions to develop websites, mobile applications, and online databases.

Areas of Work

  • Asset Management
  • Freight Planning, Data, and Operations
  • Innovative Infrastructure Finance
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Highway Operations
  • Performance Measurement
  • Program Evaluation and Strategic Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Roadway and Transit Safety

Featured Work:



Last updated: Friday, July 15, 2022