The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) established the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in 1970 to serve as a federal resource positioned to provide world-renowned, multidisciplinary, multimodal transportation expertise on behalf of U.S. DOT’s operating administrations, the Office of the Secretary, and other federal agencies, state and local governments, academia, and industry.
Our extensive cross-modal partnerships have led to innovative solutions that advance national and global transportation systems.
For more than 50 years, the U.S. DOT Volpe Center has been advancing transportation innovation for the public good. Learn about our 50th anniversary, and get to know our work.