John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)


FLC Region

Security Lab



Kendall Square
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142-0193
United States

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Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), Volpe is a unique federal agency that is 100 percent funded by sponsor projects. We partner with public and private organizations to assess the needs of the transportation community, evaluate research and development endeavors, assist in the deployment of state-of-the-art transportation technologies, and inform decision- and policy-making through our comprehensive analyses. For over 40 years, Volpe has helped the transportation community navigate its most challenging problems.


As the only DOT National Transportation Systems Center, our mission is to improve the nation's transportation system by anticipating and addressing emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and institutional innovations across all transportation modes. Home to renowned multidisciplinary expertise in all modes of transportation, Volpe serves its sponsor agencies with advanced technologies, research, and programs to ensure a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets vital national and international interests and enhances the quality of life for the traveling public, today and into the future. Volpe is a proven leader in national transportation systems research and applications. We have responded to major transportation challenges, including the need to modernize air-traffic management systems, address critical multimodal safety issues, develop sophisticated logistics and communications systems for security initiatives overseas, meet energy and environmental challenges, and strengthen global maritime domain awareness.

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Advanced Vehicle Technology Division
Cyber-Physical System Security Lab
Human Factors Lab
Infrastructure Engineering and Deployment Division
Security and Emergency Management Division
Situational Awareness and Logistics Division
Structures and Dynamics Division
Systems Safety and Engineering Division
Technology Innovation and Policy Division

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