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Government at the Speed of Silicon Valley

To create major new technologies like self-driving cars, rather than focusing on an end result or product, it’s much more effective to focus on creating prototypes—“very much a Silicon Valley approach,” said J. Christian Gerdes, U.S. DOT’s first chief innovation officer, who...

Reformulating Cities Using People-Centric Design

Residential density, intersection density, public transport density, and number of parks are physical elements that can have real, positive impacts on a city’s residents, according to Jeff Risom, partner and managing director of Gehl Studio in the U.S. Achieving people-centric design...

Volpe Looks Forward…and Toward Its Next Director

In 2016, Volpe will take action on six emerging issues: advanced automation and emerging technologies; breakthroughs in safety; data analytics, visualization, and real-time decision making; transportation energy and sustainability; transportation system resiliency; and on-demand mobility, smart...

Experts Discuss Climate Change and Resiliency Planning

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.

Rail Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability

Volpe provides informed guidance to the rail industry on cost-effective and energy-efficient advanced technology options. This guidance has promoted operational best practices to lessen fuel consumption, promote sustainable transportation, and reduce the environmental footprint of rail...