There are three pillars of big-scope infrastructure projects that can provide seamless, multimodal transportation for passengers and freight, according to Harvard Business School’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who spoke recently at the conclusion of Volpe’s Transportation and the Economy speaker series.
Operating a modern logistics system across geopolitical borders drawn hundreds of years ago can sometimes be like fitting a square peg into a round hole—it’s impossible to cross a single border, sometimes even just between counties in the U.S., without encountering a new set of trade priorities. That was the theme Rich McArdle, managing director of global operations policy at UPS, discussed at Volpe.
Population growth is expected to swell to 8 billion by 2024, which means we’ll see more demand for goods and services, and more international trade. Some of the biggest economic players in the Western Hemisphere are staying ahead of the curve by investing in port infrastructure.
Management guru Rosabeth Moss Kanter presented "Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead" as part of Volpe's Transportation and the Economy speaker series.
With support from Volpe, the Federal Highway Administration is offering new projections on what our miles traveled by vehicle might look like in 30 years.
The National Freight Advisory Committee is working to make the nation’s freight network safer and more efficient.
Thanks to SHRP2, transportation agencies are gaining new tools and approaches to reduce construction time, use improved methods and materials, reduce congestion, and improve safety. A made-to-implement set of these tools and approaches is featured in the January/February 2014 issue of FHWA’s Public Roads magazine.
Volpe leverages its asset management expertise to help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) facility infrastructure team review maintenance needs and upgrades for unstaffed facilities, making it easier for FAA to plan and prioritize projects.
Volpe has delivered critical assistance to the U.S. Air Force in a series of upgrades to air traffic control facilities and landing systems at military air bases across the U.S. and throughout the world. These systems improve voice communications and merge multiple radar inputs while tracking and displaying weather conditions to the air traffic controller.
Tackling complex, large-scale infrastructure upgrades at air traffic facilities in support of NextGen.