The 2016 Innovation Challenge winning team, Beyond Bike/Ped Assessment, won for their unique approach for gathering information about pedestrian and bicyclist experiences using streets and public spaces.
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Senior U.S. DOT leaders recently selected the winner of Volpe’s fourth Innovation Challenge, which encourages multidisciplinary staff teams at Volpe to develop and pitch creative ideas to improve some aspect of the transportation enterprise. The winning team receives seed funding to further...
Five teams competing for seed funding waited anxiously to take the stage. Six DOT executives took their seats as judges of Volpe’s third Innovation Challenge. The teams each gave seven-minute presentations describing the problems they proposed to solve, the solutions they wished to develop, and...
A free software tool, SafetyHAT was designed to facilitate the hazard analysis of complex systems. The SafetyHAT team was honored for bringing outstanding government-developed technology to the commercial marketplace.
Volpe recently released a new software tool that can assist transportation professionals in conducting hazard analyses.
Seven senior U.S. DOT leaders convened at Volpe to judge the organization’s second Innovation Challenge. In this now-annual contest, seven Volpe teams competed for seed funding to develop solutions to significant transportation problems.
Volpe's second annual Innovation Challenge kicked off in late August. Next, up to eight teams will move onto the next phase of the competition: fully developing their ideas into project proposals.
Alex Epstein is passionate about pedestrian and bike safety. When Volpe announced its first-ever Innovation Challenge last fall, Epstein proposed a study to examine the safety and potential fuel economy benefits of truck side guards.
Volpe recently completed its first-ever Innovation Challenge, a competition for staff to receive funding to develop unique solutions to emerging transportation issues. Recognizing that today's challenges are complex, the Innovation Challenge encouraged staff to work together in multidisciplinary...