Dr. Lisa Aultman-Hall reviewed the rise of livability as a concept in federal transportation policy between 2009 and 2012 and discussed lessons learned, specifically barriers that must be overcome, for non-metropolitan and rural areas.
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February 28, 2014
February 25, 2014
Dr. Kerry Emanuel, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, recently delivered a talk at Volpe. Dr. Emanuel's research interests focus on tropical meteorology and climate, with a specialty in hurricane physics.
December 17, 2013
Gregg Fleming delivered a talk at Volpe titled “U.S. Initiatives to Reduce Transportation-Related Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
December 4, 2013
Susanne E. DesRoches of the NY and NJ Port Authority spoke at Volpe on Hurricane Sandy immediate recovery and future climate resiliency efforts.
November 19, 2013
Dr. Klaus H. Jacob, special research scientist and Columbia University adjunct professor, spoke at Volpe on pre-Sandy impact modeling of storm surge on the New York City metro region’s transportation infrastructure. He also discussed validation by Sandy and post-Sandy resilience issues.
October 24, 2013
MIT professor Ian A. Waitz shared insights on how education is changing. He provided examples outlining how students are now leading the way and how their expectations about education have changed.
October 8, 2013
Steve Winkelman, director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs at the Center for Clean Air Policy, shared examples of successes and challenges in transportation and climate resilience, and offered insights on what it takes to actually get to implementation.
September 18, 2013
Professor Robert Bertini from Portland State University spoke on September 18, 2013, during a Volpe speaker series event, offering insights from his time with the Dutch at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and his two years at U.S. DOT.
June 27, 2013
The nation's on-going fiscal challenges and persistent budget deficits have led to stagnating levels of federal surface transportation spending and new questions about federal policies and values. All this is occurring as transportation facilities age, deteriorate, and, in urban areas, suffer continuing conditions of congestion and unreliability. What policy reforms emerged from MAP-21, and what are likely to be future federal policy trends, in light of these circumstances?
Questions, Questions, and More Questions: Measuring the Impact of Advanced Transportation Technologies on Traveler Behavior
June 19, 2013
Measuring the impact of advanced transportation technologies on traveler behavior leads to many questions. Jane Lappin, senior social scientist at Volpe, presented "Questions, Questions, and More Questions: Measuring the Impact of Advanced Transportation Technologies on Traveler Behavior" on Wednesday, June 19, during a recent Volpe event.