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Cities and Transportation

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October 26, 2016

Edward Glaeser, the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, spoke at Volpe as part of the series The Future of Transportation.

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SBIR 17.1 Solicitation Pre-Proposal Webinar

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October 24, 2016

U.S. DOT's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards contracts to small businesses to pursue research on and develop innovative solutions to our nation’s transportation challenges. The SBIR 17.1 solicitation opens on October 19 and closes on December 21. Join the pre-proposal webinar to learn more about the application process and featured solicitation topics.

Reimagining Transportation from the Internet Up

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October 21, 2016

Imagine you lived in a city completely wired for connectivity, with comprehensive data about where people want to go. How would you use this insight to reimagine a transportation system that's more affordable, equitable, and efficient? Daniel Doctoroff, chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, explored this question.

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Government at the Speed of Silicon Valley

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October 6, 2016

Can the federal government possibly keep pace with private-sector innovators? In this talk, U.S. DOT Chief Innovation Officer Chris Gerdes discussed prototyping as a technique for rapid learning and described a number of ways in which U.S. DOT is harnessing this approach to improve safety and provide opportunity.

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Joint Panel on Urban Mobility

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September 29, 2016

Dr. Austin Brown, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, moderated a joint panel on urban mobility with Robin Chase and Anthony Townsend.

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From Transit to Access: Rethinking How Cities Connect Their Residents to Opportunity

A graphic promoting Volpe's speaker series, "The Future of Transportation."

September 23, 2016

Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities, spoke as part of Volpe's series "The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation."

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Cybersecurity Conference & Expo

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September 13, 2016

Volpe is hosting its annual Cybersecurity Conference & Expo. This annual event features guest speakers from government agencies and private industry to discuss current cyber threats and best practices to combat them. 

Webinar: Ridesharing, Technology, and TDM in Campus Transportation: Lessons for Statewide and Metropolitan Planning

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September 8, 2016

FHWA, Volpe, and MIT will present an overview of research findings and highlights from an MIT case study on their experience with incorporating ridesharing technology and innovative transportation demand management practices on university campuses.

Making Cities for and with People

A graphic promoting Volpe's speaker series, "The Future of Transportation."

September 8, 2016

Jeff Risom, partner and managing director at Gehl Studio, spoke as part of Volpe's series "The Future of Transportation: Safety, Opportunity, and Innovation."

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Autonomy and the Future of Urban Mobility

A graphic promoting Volpe's speaker series, "The Future of Transportation."

July 11, 2016

Dr. Emilio Frazzoli, professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT and co-founder and chief technology officer at nuTonomy, discussed recent advances in the design of autonomous vehicle systems.

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