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Volpe Center Shares NASA Award for Contributions to Airport Congestion Reduction

A team of experts developing and testing an early prototype automation system aimed at reducing congestion in our nation’s airports received the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) 2018 Aeronautics Associate Administrator Technology and Innovation Award, which recognizes work that has a profound positive impact on NASA’s aeronautics research mission.

Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Exploring Transportation Flow Scenarios With the Freight and Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool

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.

Laying the Foundation for the Aviation System of the Future

The U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center helps the Federal Aviation Administration design, develop, and deploy the air traffic management system of the future. Check out this brochure to learn how he U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center applies its expertise in safety management, engineering, operations, human factors, and environmental and energy technologies, in partnership with FAA and other key stakeholders.

Exploring Future Energy Scenarios with the Freight/Fuel Transportation Optimization Tool

What’s the best way for raw fuel material to get to a refinery? Road, rail, water, pipeline? What emissions are associated with moving raw material and fuel? Environmental biologist Kristin Lewis recently talked about how a Volpe-developed tool can help optimize fuel logistics strategies.

Updated: Monday, January 28, 2019
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Leveraging Opportunities: Modernizing Our National Airspace System in an Evolving Environment

Modernizing our airspace with NextGen is preparing us to handle higher traffic, cutting down on environmental impacts and taking advantage of improved technologies and procedures. NextGen Assistant Administrator Edward L. Bolton Jr. spoke at Volpe about related challenges and opportunities, including cybersecurity, commercial space, and unmanned aircraft.

Date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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