Rail Research Helps Improve Safety, Model Assesses Environmental Costs of Truck Crashes, and more

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Volpe Rail Research Highlighted in TR News


When the Federal Railroad Administration was asked to contribute to a special TR News publication on railroads and research, Volpe rail experts were sought out to explain how FRA-sponsored research is helping improve safety on the rails.

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Join Dr. Klaus H. Jacob at Volpe Tuesday, November 19, from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. (ET).

Dr. Jacob will discuss Pre-Sandy impact modeling of storm surge on the New York City metro region’s transportation infrastructure, validation by Sandy, and post-Sandy resilience isues...more

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Volpe Model Assesses Environmental Costs of Truck Crashes

A team of economists and environmental scientists at Volpe assessed time delays and carbon emissions during and after an average truck accident so that federal regulators have a clear picture of the environmental costs of the worst accidents...more

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Volpe's Annual Innovation Challenge Now Underway

Volpe's 2nd annual Innovation Challenge—an internal staff competition for funding to develop novel solutions to significant transportation issues—kicked off in late August...more

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Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Volpe's newest speaker series will feature thought leaders and Volpe experts in one-of-a-kind dialogues...more

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Steve Winkelman on Transportation System Resilience: “Can We Get There from Here?”

Steve Winkelman, director of Transportation and Adaptation Programs at the Center for Clean Air Policy, was the series’ first speaker...more


Volpe Introduces New CAFE Infographic

Did you know that Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have saved about 1.2 trillion gallons of fuel? Volpe introduces a new infographic...more

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