Novel Modes Workshop Summary Report

On December 2-3, 2014, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Exploratory Advanced Research Program, with support from the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, convened the 2-day workshop "Novel Modes." It was held concurrently at FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia; Federal Transit Administration's Region 9 Offices in San Francisco, California; and via Web conferencing. The purpose of the workshop was to assess and document the state of technology for new modal systems, thereby providing FHWA, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other government agencies with (1) and educated understanding of potential technological trends that could affect the current highway, transit, and rail systems; (2) a foundation for considering the appropriate government policy and research roles for novel modal systems; and (3) an opportunity to provide ongoing fair and open access to innovators in the business and academic sectors.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Woodward Communications

    1420 N Street, NW, Suite 102
    Washington, DC  United States  20005

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Corporate Research, Technology, and Innovation Management
    6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Machek, Elizabeth
    • ORCID 0000-0002-2299-6924
    • Lewis, Kristin
    • Peirce, Sean
    • Berthaume, Andrew
    • Colton, Paige
    • Morton, Tom
  • Publication Date: 2015-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OSTR-2015-02
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-14-V-00025; DTFH61-15-A-00001
  • Created Date: May 18 2016 11:39AM