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New Guidebook Offers Strategies to Enhance Active Transportation at National Parks

Visitors to national parks are increasingly exploring natural and cultural resources in new ways, including through active transportation—by foot, bicycle, and other non-motorized modes. A new guidebook from the National Park Service (NPS) is helping parks, their partners, and nearby communities to meet this demand, by pursuing projects and initiatives that enhance active transportation.

Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

How Much Time Do Americans Spend Behind the Wheel?

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Chief Economist Don Pickrell and a team of Volpe Center data experts recently completed an in-depth study for the Federal Highway Administration to produce detailed statistics on travel speeds and vehicle hours traveled that can provide new levels of insight into how the nation’s roads are performing.

Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

How an Automated Car Platoon Works

With emerging automated driving technology, self-driving cars may soon have the capability to form a platoon on a highway, which could improve travel time, increase lane capacity, and reduce congestion. A car platooning proof-of-concept was tested and evaluated at a U.S. Army facility in Maryland. Learn how platoons work and find out what the researchers discovered.

Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, July 31, 2017

What Transportation Planners Can Learn About Ridesharing from College Campuses

New ridesharing technologies and transportation demand management strategies mean that how people travel to and from their college campuses may be changing. A recent report identifies innovative practices that universities have used to reduce auto traffic and parking, and discusses how those practices can be used by state, regional, and local transportation agencies.

Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, November 21, 2016

Protecting Endangered Bats, Streamlining Highway Projects

As pollinators and insect consumers, bats generate $3 billion each year in economic value. However, the population of a key species has declined by nearly half since 2005—due, in large part, to human disturbance. A new federal strategy will help facilitate conservation of these bats while delivering road projects faster.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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