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Using Crowdsourced Data to Estimate Crash Risk

Crowdsourced mobile applications are an emerging and rich source of real-time data about roadway conditions. U.S. DOT Volpe Center data experts are using these new data sources from the private sector to estimate where and when motor vehicle crashes are likely to occur.

Advancing Data-Driven Decision Making in Transportation

Novel data analysis techniques are transforming mobility in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is applying its unique capabilities across the data spectrum to inform decision making and improve the safety and efficiency of multimodal transportation systems.

National Transportation Noise Map Released

To better understand transportation sound levels, a Volpe Center team developed a simplified noise modeling tool for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics that makes it easy to track trends in noise levels over time. The tool was released on March 21.

Reimagining Transportation from the Internet Up with Dan Doctoroff

The biggest revolutions over the past two centuries in urban environments have happened where technologies meet city life, said Sidewalk Labs Chairman and CEO Daniel Doctoroff, who spoke recently at Volpe. Now, he believes, we are on the verge of the fourth technological revolution in cities.

Enhanced FMCSA Site Means Better Motor Carrier Data

Accurate, complete, and timely crash and inspection data from states lets FMCSA better identify motor carriers that could pose a risk to the traveling public. A newly revamped website is helping improve that data.

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...

Reimagining Transportation

Premier thought leaders discussed America’s transportation future during Volpe’s speaker series Reimagining Transportation.

Mapping Speed Bumps from Your Mobile

In Boston, city planning innovators developed a smartphone application called Street Bump that helps the city pinpoint pothole problems and fix them quickly.