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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 external organizations.

The Volpe Center’s extensive cross-modal partnerships have led to innovative solutions that have advanced national and global transportation systems.

2020 marks the Volpe Center’s 50th year advancing transportation innovation for the public good. Learn more about our 50th anniversary and get to know our work.

Our Mission

At the Volpe Center, our mission is to advance transportation innovation for the public good.

We work to anticipate emerging transportation issues and objectively address the nation’s most pressing and complex transportation challenges, particularly those that can be solved with an intermodal, systems perspective. Our solutions emphasize safety, infrastructure, innovation, and

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Heavy Vehicle National Law Review

Introduction

The NTC (ABN 67 890 861 578) is an independent statutory body that contributes to the achievement of national transport policy objectives by developing regulatory and operational reform of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport systems.

Where the collection or handling of personal information by the NTC is subject to the Privacy Act, the NTC must comply with the requirements of that Act. The Privacy Act regulates the manner in which personal information is handled throughout its life cycle, from collection to use, storage, accessibility and disposal.

What is personal information?

Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.

Special provisions apply to the collection of personal information which is sensitive such as health information and

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Bicycling Information – Grand Canyon National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

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Three images, from left to right, park shuttle bus carrying several bicycles up front in an external rack. A bicycle in campsite with blue tent. Bicycle rental facility with attendant talking with two customers.

 

South Rim

Looking to exchange four wheels for two? Bicycling is a great way to experience the South Rim. Cyclists can enjoy approximately 13 miles (21 km) of roads and Greenway Trails that allow for more intimate explorations along the rim. If you get tired, load your bike on one of the park’s bicycle-friendly shuttle buses – there is a bus stop every one-half to one-mile along the 13 mile-stretch.

Bicycles are allowed on all paved and unpaved roads on the South Rim. Be good to yourself and the environment – ride instead of drive.

 

Image: 2 bicyclists riding along a paved greenway path along the edge of a colorful canyon landscape
Cyclists riding along the Hermit Road Greenway. Photo courtesy Sarah Neal.

 

Hermit Road

Scenic Hermit Road follows the canyon rim for 7 miles (11 km) and is one of the best places in the park for cycling. Most of the year, private vehicle restrictions eliminate most traffic. Shuttle and

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Transportation | National Climate Assessment

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  • Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 2010: Alaska’s Climate Change Strategy: Addressing Impacts in Alaska. Final Report Submitted by the Adaptation Advisory Group to the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet. 94 pp., State of Alaska, Juneau, AK. URL
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  • Angel, J. R., and K. E. Kunkel, 2010: The response of Great Lakes water levels to future climate scenarios with an emphasis on Lake Michigan-Huron. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 36, 51-58, doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2009.09.006. | Detail ↩

  • Arctic Council, 2009: Arctic Marine Shipping

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