Two experts recently spoke at Volpe on the role greenhouse gas emissions and other factors have on climate change. These talks provided information for transportation professionals planning how to respond to climate change and extreme weather.
Duplication of efforts is costly, whether it happens within a single organization or across national boundaries. Since 1998, Volpe and a Dutch research organization have exchanged transportation research information and experience under a mutually beneficial agreement.
Volpe and the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment held their annual research workshop at the Netherlands Embassy on transportation infrastructure resilience and adaptation.
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.
Climate and weather disasters cost the U.S. economy more than $100 billion in 2012, said RITA Administrator Greg Winfree, who kicked off Volpe's new speaker series.
Volpe's newest speaker series features thought leaders and Volpe experts in one-of-a-kind dialogs that are open to the public.
Volpe hosted "Beyond Bouncing Back: A Roundtable on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilience" to explore resiliency in the context of challenges facing the nation's transportation system.