Identifier :
Object_Type: governmental
Object_Type: institution
Object_Type: public
Title: Te Volpe Center
Parent: U.S. Departement of Transportation
Description: The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an innovative, entrepreneurial Federal Government organization whose principal role is to serve as a national center of transportation and logistics expertise. As such, it provides research, analytic, management, and engineering support to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), other Federal Agencies, state and local governments, and potentially to other public authorities, private organizations, and foreign countries.
Over its 25-year history, the Volpe Center has developed integrated systems approaches to critical challenges anticipated or encountered in all modes of transportation -- air, rail, water, highway, pipeline, and public transit. It has fostered innovation and technology transfer by promoting communication and cooperation among government, industry, and academic participants in the transportation enterprise.
The site has a number of documents online concerning its transportation research (Transportation Seminar proceedings).
Keywords (GEMET): transportation systems; transportation policy; research projects; research programs
Place_Keywords: USA
Language: en
Metadata_Contact: Karel Maesen
Metadata_Date: 1997/04/03 Metadata_Source: The Volpe Center Home Page