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Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Research

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Systems Safety and Engineering Division works on behalf of the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety and Trespass Prevention Program to evaluate methodologies, visual and audio warnings, motor vehicle and train presence detection,...

Connected Vehicles at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings Research

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Systems Safety and Engineering Division supports FRA research activities related to designing, developing, and testing the Railroad Crossing Violation Warning (RCVW) vehicle-to-infrastructure safety application for connected vehicles. This collection of publications and...

Advancing Safety in Our New Mobility Future

U.S. DOT is working to usher in a new era of transportation innovation and safety. “As we prepare for the future of new, emerging technologies...one of the top Department priorities is to make sure we address public concerns about safety, security, and privacy, without hampering innovation,”...

Using Crowdsourced Data to Estimate Crash Risk

Crowdsourced mobile applications are an emerging and rich source of real-time data about roadway conditions. U.S. DOT Volpe Center data experts are using these new data sources from the private sector to estimate where and when motor vehicle crashes are likely to occur.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center's 2018 Reports

The U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center published nearly 60 reports and conference papers in 2018 spanning a breadth of transportation topics that advance U.S. DOT’s priorities: safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability. Preview and download copies of these transportation resources.

The U.S. DOT Volpe Center's 2018 Reports

The U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center published nearly 60 reports and conference papers in 2018 spanning a breadth of transportation topics that advance U.S. DOT’s priorities: safety, infrastructure, innovation, and accountability. Preview and download copies...

Advancing Data-Driven Decision Making in Transportation

Novel data analysis techniques are transforming mobility in the U.S. and around the world. Learn how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center is applying its unique capabilities across the data spectrum to inform decision making and improve the safety and efficiency of multimodal transportation systems.