The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently updated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. The updated MOU reinforces the important cross-departmental collaboration and long-standing partnership between federal agencies and the Volpe Center’s support to DOD’s mission across commands and offices.
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The U.S. DOT Volpe Center created the Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool (FTOT) on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. See a simple example of how FTOT can inform decisions on optimal transportation flow patterns.
For nearly five decades, U.S. DOT's Volpe Center has provided essential support to critical missions across branches of the Department of Defense (DoD). Find out how various DoD commands and organizations leverage the Volpe Center’s world-renowned, multimodal expertise.
Volpe recently hosted its third annual training workshop aimed at enhancing and sustaining maritime domain awareness around the world. International participants acquired the skills and knowledge to aid countries in combating illicit maritime activity.
The United States Transportation Command seeks Volpe’s research and analytical expertise to help increase fuel cost savings and maximize fuel efficiency for handling the combined shipping needs for all branches of the U.S. military, approximately 300,000 containers per year.
Volpe is helping DoD modernize locomotives and rail equipment critical to the mission of the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.