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Volpe The National Transportation Systems Center

U.S. Department of Transportation

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology


Volpe Helps MassDOT Lead the Way in Carbon Neutrality


Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick provided the keynote speech at an event at Nantucket Airport on June 27 to celebrate MassDOT and Volpe’s efforts to develop the first-ever carbon-neutral airport.

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Resilience and Climate Change Focus of Recent Speaker Series

Volpe’s 2013-2014 speaker series focused on transportation system resilience, extreme weather, and climate change.

Nationally recognized thought leaders and Volpe experts delivered talks at the Volpe facility in Cambridge, MA. Event videos are now available for each speaker.

The speakers included:

For further information, please contact Ellen Bell, director of Strategic Initiatives for Research and Innovation.

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FAA Releases New Generation of Safety Software

The Federal Aviation Administration recently released the next generation of safety management software, called Safety Assurance Systems....more


New Report Offers Framework for Integrating Health and Transportation

A new report geared toward state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) provides a framework for DOTs to integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning and decision making...more


Small Business Innovation Research Awards Announced

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Innovation Research program, administered by Volpe, released its full list of proposals that will receive funding...more


Maritime Tracking Tool Helps African Countries Combat Illegal Fishing

The U.S. Navy in Africa is relying on a Volpe maritime tool called SeaVision to help countries on the western coast of Africa combat human traffic smuggling, illicit drug trade, piracy, and illegal fishing...more

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Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program Yields Striking Results

Four participating pilot communities saved 3.6 million gallons of gasoline, experienced a 22.8 percent increase in walking trips and 48.3 percent increase in bicycling trips, and saw a reduced economic cost of death in 2013 of $46.3 million...more

Featured Volpe Reports

Heavy Truck Pre-Crash Scenarios for Safety Applications Based on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

Target Crashes and Safety Benefits Estimation Methodology for Pedestrian Crash Avoidance/Mitigation Systems

For FHWA: Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program: Continued Progress in Developing Walking and Bicycling Networks

Developing Formal Asset Management Plans

Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT): Uncertainty Quantification Supplemental Report: Version 2a Service Pack 2 (SP2)