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Connecting to America’s Ports: Our Connections to the World

Seaport with ships holding freight containers.

December 9, 2014

Kurt J. Nagle, president and chief executive officer for the American Association of Port Authorities, spoke on December 9 as part of Volpe's lecture series Transportation and the Economy.

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Delivering Efficiency with NextGen

Air traffic control tower with plane in background.

November 18, 2014

FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker spoke at Volpe on Tuesday, November 18, as part of the lecture series Transportation and the Economy.

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New England Transportation Forum: Freight Issues

freight

November 6, 2014

New England Transportation Forum: Freight Issues brought together U.S. DOT and state DOT leaders and industry experts at Volpe on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

The Nation's Requirements for an Intermodal Transportation System: A 20-Year Perspective

Concept image of a cargo ship and airplane.

October 30, 2014

Anne D. Aylward, Volpe's deputy associate administrator for Research and Innovation, presented a talk at Volpe titled "The Nation's Requirements for an Intermodal Transportation System: A 20-year Perspective."

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Transportation, Economic Competitiveness, and Megaregions

NYC bike lane

October 15, 2014

Dr. Catherine Ross, director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and deputy director of the National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, spoke on Wednesday, October 15, as part of Volpe's speaker series Transportation and the Economy.

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Logistics Clusters: Jobs, Growth, and Economic Development

Concept image depicting multimodal logistics.

October 3, 2014

Dr. Yossi Sheffi, director of the Center for Transportation and Logistics and professor of engineering at MIT, described the role of logistics clusters in regional and national economies.

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Moving Freight: Can Goods Movement Help Carry a Surface Transport Bill?

Truck transporting freight.

June 16, 2014

Mortimer L. Downey III, senior advisor at Parsons Brinckerhoff and former U.S. Transportation Deputy Secretary, presented a talk at Volpe titled "Moving Freight: Can Goods Movement Help Carry a Surface Transport Bill?"

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The Third National Climate Assessment - Lessons Learned, Paths Forward

Human hand holding the globe.

April 10, 2014

Dr. Jerry Melillo, distinguished scientist and director emeritus at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and a professor of biology at Brown University, spoke at Volpe as part of the Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change speaker series.

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U.S. DOT Senior Transportation Policy Advisor Speaks at Volpe

A city flooded by a hurricane.

March 18, 2014

Vinn White, senior policy advisor for transportation policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation, presented a talk titled "Federal Program 'Adaptation' Post Sandy."

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The Challenge of Transportation Planning for Resilience

T stop at Kendall Square

March 11, 2014

William Lyons, principal technical advisor in transportation planning at Volpe, delivered a talk titled “The Challenge of Transportation Planning for Resilience."
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