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U.S. Department of Transportation

Office of Research and Technology

March 4, 2015


Melding Multimodal Planning and Urban Economic Development


A Federal Highway Administration report, written by Volpe, highlights several metropolitan planning organizations that successfully consider economic development and multimodal transportation planning in tandem...more

planning for economic development

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Effort to Reduce Aviation Accidents Receives International Award

As part of an award-winning international committee, Volpe human factors experts helped develop an approach to pilot training to reduce the number of flight accidents caused by loss of control...more

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How Does Congestion Pricing Affect Household Behavior?

Following a $1 billion U.S. DOT investment to reduce congestion in urban areas, Volpe captured a comprehensive picture of the real impacts of congestion pricing, providing officials key information for refining future congestion pricing systems...more



Thursday, April 23, 2015

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Chair and Director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative and Professor at Harvard Business School

Attend the event via webinar or join us in person.

This event is part of the Transportation and the Economy speaker series.

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Meet Volpe

New Publication Highlights Efforts to Advance Transportation Innovation

Meet Volpe provides an overview of our capabilities and expertise, and illustrates some of the ways in which Volpe helps advance transportation innovation for the public good...more

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Connecting the Global Economy through Trade and Transportation

Under two ambitious trade agreements that are in the works, shipping to Germany could be as easy as shipping to Georgia. So says UPS executive Rich McArdle...more


Are America’s Ports Ready for More Freight?

Population growth is expected to swell to 8 billion by 2024, which means we’ll see more demand for goods and services, and more international trade. Some of the biggest economic players in the Western Hemisphere are staying ahead of the curve by investing in port infrastructure...more

Volpe Staff at Local and National Events

Volpe staff were featured at key speaking engagements in January and February, including the following:

  • Eric Boeker discussed aircraft noise modeling at the European Civil Aviation Conference held in Paris, France, on February 16-17. Boeker reported on Aviation Environmental Design Tool results that will be included in two international aircraft noise modeling documents.  

  • Michael Scarpino gave a presentation on strategies to advance alternative fuels vehicle and infrastructure projects at the National Association of State Energy Officials  Energy Policy Outlook Conference in Washington, D.C., on February 4.
  • Qi Van Eikema Hommes gave a presentation on safety analysis approaches for automotive electronic control systems at the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers' Meeting.      
Featured Volpe Reports

Congestion Pricing

Energy & Environment – Surface Transportation

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Motor Carrier Safety

Railroad Safety – Track


Transportation Planning – General

Transportation Planning – Public Lands

Transportation Planning – Workshops