Does the design of a neighborhood affect the level of a person's physical activity? Do people who live in more compact areas get more physical activity than those who live in sprawling neighborhoods? Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning and director of the Masters in Urban Planning program at Harvard University, addressed these questions during her talk "Measuring Walkability: The Health Question."
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April 30, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, hosted "Beyond Bouncing Back: A Roundtable on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilience" to explore resiliency in the context of challenges facing the nation's transportation system.
April 17, 2013
Dr. Joseph M. Sussman, JR East Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented “Considering Transportation as a Complex Sociotechnical System” during a Volpe speaker series event.
April 9, 2013
Marco P. daSilva, senior general engineer and program manager at Volpe, presented "Advancing Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention" on April 9, 2013.
March 20, 2013
Kevin Green, chief of Volpe's Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program Office, presented "Fuel Economy Standards: How Did We Get Here? Where Are We Going?" on March 20, 2013.
Using Automated Data Collection Systems to Improve Public Transport Performance: Applications at Transport for London
March 6, 2013
Dr. Nigel H.M. Wilson, civil and environmental engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presented "Using Automated Data Collection Systems to Improve Public Transport Performance: Applications at Transport for London" on March 6, 2013.
Lessons Learned from Sandy, Irene, and Katrina: Restoring Normalcy to the Transportation System through Effective Emergency Response
February 28, 2013
Terrence (Terry) M. Sheehan, community planner and emergency transportation expert in Volpe's Center for Transportation Logistics and Security, presented "Lessons Learned from Sandy, Irene and Katrina: Restoring Normalcy to the Transportation System through Effective Emergency Response" on February 28, 2013. Sheehan is a U.S. DOT Regional Transportation Representative and the lead Federal Emergency Support Function-One Official for New England, New York, and New Jersey.
February 12, 2013
Dr. Stephen Flynn, professor and founding co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, presented "Shock and Consequences: The Case for Bolstering Infrastructure Resilience" on February 12, 2013.
December 6, 2012
Dr. David Y. Jeong, senior mechanical engineer in the Center for Infrastructure Systems and Engineering at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, presented "Cracked Up—Broken Rails are Serious Business" on December 6, 2012.
November 28, 2012
Steven Lang, director of the Center for Air Traffic Systems and Operations at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, spoke on the topic of "Advancing Aircraft Wake Turbulence Research to Achieve Aviation Capacity and Safety Objectives."