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Increasing Access to Rail Stations for Travelers with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires that stations in the intercity rail transportation system be made readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. Amtrak's wide network of stations have increased accessibility measures since 2009 in conjunction with...

Transportation Equity for All

Interactive GIS Tool Available for Free Community Use to Visualize Residential Demographics and Transportation Data The Challenge

To ensure all residents have reliable, safe, and affordable ways to reach jobs, education, and other essential services, transportation agencies and...

Recap: Toward Carbon Neutral Mobility

On August 24, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center welcomed Ford Motor Company’s Tim Wallington, PhD, to its 2021 thought leadership speaker series. Wallington is a senior technical leader in research and advanced engineering in the Research and Innovation Center at the Ford Motor Company in Detroit and an...

Recap: Advancing a Just and Low-Carbon Future with Urban Electrification

On July 20, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) welcomed Dr. Marilyn Brown, Regents' and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, to its 2021 thought...