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“Our Shared Transportation Future” with General Darren W. McDew

General McDew commands USTRANSCOM, which delivers global defense logistics anyplace, anytime, and for however long is needed. He recently came to Volpe to discuss the nation’s most pressing military and civilian transportation challenges, and the new thinking required for new solutions.

Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What Transportation Planners Can Learn About Ridesharing from College Campuses

New ridesharing technologies and transportation demand management strategies mean that how people travel to and from their college campuses may be changing. A recent report identifies innovative practices that universities have used to reduce auto traffic and parking, and discusses how those practices can be used by state, regional, and local transportation agencies.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Monday, November 21, 2016

Reimagining Transportation from the Internet Up with Dan Doctoroff

The biggest revolutions over the past two centuries in urban environments have happened where technologies meet city life, said Sidewalk Labs Chairman and CEO Daniel Doctoroff, who spoke recently at Volpe. Now, he believes, we are on the verge of the fourth technological revolution in cities.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Realizing Self-Driving Vehicles

Eventually, self-driving vehicles will reshape the way we live in, and move through, our communities and cities. In his talk at Volpe, Director of Google's Self-Driving Car Program Chris Urmson shared stories and lessons, along with Google’s vision for how these vehicles will become a reality.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Innovation: It’s More Than a Buzzword

Earth-shattering innovations rarely happen in a vacuum. From Sputnik to Apollo 11, the Model T to self-driving cars, every transportation technology that challenged us to rethink mobility rose out of entire teams of engineers and designers who bucked convention. Ken Gabriel, president and CEO of Draper, discusses what it takes to be innovative.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Re-Programming Mobility 2030: Scenarios of Digital Transformation in Metropolitan America

Anthony Townsend, senior research scientist at New York University’s Rudin Center, discussed the signals of our increasingly programmable world and examined mobility in an age of programmability, indentifying four broad scenarios for America’s transportation future.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Industry Disruption: How Connectivity Is Redefining Personal Mobility

In his talk for Volpe's speaker series Reimagining Transportation, Harry Lightsey, executive director of the Global Connected Customer Experience for General Motors, identified four foundational changes happening in the auto industry that are connecting vehicles to each other, to infrastructure, and to us—the drivers and passengers.

Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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