A new report details the concept for a system that would help transportation practitioners navigate the tangle of resources on climate change resiliency.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Duplication of efforts is costly, whether it happens within a single organization or across national boundaries. Since 1998, Volpe and a Dutch research organization have exchanged transportation research information and experience under a mutually beneficial agreement.
Volpe and the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment held their annual research workshop at the Netherlands Embassy on transportation infrastructure resilience and adaptation.
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.