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How a Decades-Long Partnership Led to Safer Waterways around the World

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward recently contributed an article to Seaway Compass, the newsletter of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation. In this newsletter, Aylward discusses the decades-long partnership between the Seaway and Volpe that has made waterways around the...

A Look Back on 2016 with Volpe’s Annual Accomplishments

Each year, Volpe collaborates with the U.S. Department of Transportation, other federal agencies, and the broader transportation community on hundreds of projects that shape how people and goods move throughout the U.S. and abroad. Our Annual Accomplishments report highlights some of Volpe’s...

African Nations Gain Vessel-Tracking Skills

Volpe hosted nine representatives from Cape Verde, Senegal, and Tanzania this summer to teach them how to install and maintain the Volpe-developed vessel tracking system that can help African nations combat criminal maritime activities

Aiding a New Frontier in African Transportation

Volpe engineer Roger Wayson presented to five dozen government officials from across Africa at a recent conference. After the presentation, Wayson was surrounded by government officials who wanted more, including transportation knowledge on how to decrease the three months it can take a...

Maritime Situational Awareness Infographic (PDF)

Volpe has been in the vanguard of developing and deploying state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, cost-effective vessel tracking networks that enhance maritime situational awareness in waterways around the world. Renowned for its major technological advances in communications, traffic management, and...