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Volpe Looks Forward…and Toward Its Next Director

In 2016, Volpe will take action on six emerging issues: advanced automation and emerging technologies; breakthroughs in safety; data analytics, visualization, and real-time decision making; transportation energy and sustainability; transportation system resiliency; and on-demand mobility, smart...

Bringing the National Climate Assessment to the World

The 2014 National Climate Assessment was released by the White House on May 6. Its lead finding is that climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present and its impacts are increasing across the country.

Experts Discuss Climate Change and Resiliency Planning

Two experts recently spoke at Volpe on the role greenhouse gas emissions and other factors have on climate change. These talks provided information for transportation professionals planning how to respond to climate change and extreme weather.

Progress in Reducing CO2 Emissions: Is It Enough?

Transportation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Volpe’s Gregg Fleming recently delivered a talk about the ongoing U.S. initiatives to reduce transportation climate impacts.

Planning for Climate Change in Cape Cod and New Mexico

Volpe environmental planners supported FHWA and numerous other agencies to create models of collaboration in Cape Cod and Central New Mexico that address climate change through an integrated scenario planning process in transportation and land use plans.