Volpe recently opened its campus for an event that showcased the intersection between transportation, safety, health, and human behavior. Tours and demonstrations highlighted vehicle simulators, the B.A.T. Mobile, concussion goggles, a Jaws of Life rescue, and more.
A Volpe team that investigated and promoted life-saving truck side guards in partnership with Boston, New York, Cambridge, and San Francisco won a national 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer award.
City of Cambridge Announces Safer Truck Partnership with Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
A joint press release from the City of Cambridge and Volpe announcing a partnership to install truck side guards on city-owned trucks.
Cambridge has announced a partnership with Volpe to install side guards on city-owned trucks to enhance safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
In this video, Volpe engineer Alex Epstein discusses how the implementation of side guards is gaining momentum as a safety feature on large trucks.
A simple yet promising technology has been proven to save the lives of bicyclists and pedestrians on roadways. That’s why cities such as Boston are taking the initiative to require a new piece of equipment on large trucks.
Last year, the City of Boston announced plans to add side guards to 19 large public works vehicles. Now, New York City has asked Volpe to help it study and develop pilot initiatives on side guards for the largest-in-the-nation municipal truck fleet.
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.