There remains a very large gap between the world’s infrastructure needs, and the public sector’s ability to procure commensurate funding, according to IRF Vice President Magid Elabyad.
Road safety professionals seeking recognition for their auditing and inspection experience now have access to a global credential program administered by the International Road Federation. Candidates are required to take an online knowledge qualifying exam and submit a comprehensive application presenting their professional track record and details of the projects they have audited in order to complete the program.
Located in China's Zheijang Province; Jiashao Bridge is a 10 km, eight-lane expressway connecting the cities of Jiaxing and Shaoxing. The completed bridge fulfils an essential connectivity function in harmony with its surrounding environment and culture.
IRF reaffirms its commitment to building managerial capacity and developing innovative safety partnerships on the occasion of a high-level meeting of the region’s Ministers of Transport convened in Brussels by SEETO and the European Commission.
At a time when many governments and city authorities around the world are challenged to manage transport demand and recover costs from road users, members of the International Road Federation have launched a new committee dedicated to tolling and other forms of road user charging (RUC).
The Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Company's free flow tolling system allows non-stop operation of complex 3-stage variable rate toll collection with accuracy rates exceeding 99.9%, also yielding reductions in vehicle crashes and travel times.
IRF and the Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center at Qatar University have partnered to deliver a cycle of of Road Safety Training programs in 2016/2017.
IRF co-organized the 2nd International Student Olympiads at the invitation of IRF Member Belavtodor in Minsk, Belarus from September 21-23, 2016. The competition brought together teams of promising students from technical universities in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Belarus.
10 countries took part in the inaugural edition of IRF’s Road Network Safety Management course held on September 4-8 in Dubai, UAE. The new course offered the theoretical background and applied practices to effectively identify and reduce exposure to traffic injury risks.
The World Bank’s updated Environmental and Social Framework provides new traffic safety safeguards applicable to all loans and grants with road construction components. It represents a major achievement for all safety advocates and echoes calls formulated by IRF.
In order to maximize the impact of this opportunity, ASEAN countries need to strategically prioritize their upcoming road and transport investments; missing road links need to be completed and existing road infrastructure links needs to be upgraded.
In 2015, Nexco East introduced a moveable barrier system in Japan, creating safer work zones along the Joban Expressway, north of Tokyo. Two of the main actors behind this project look back at how it came to life and the role of IRF.
On the occasion of IRF’s inaugural executive seminar on Road Network Safety Management, Abertis’ Jérôme Ferré presents a market leader’s vision for safer roads.
IRF organized a 2-day Asphalt and Concrete Pavement conference in Bogota, Colombia. More than 120 stakeholders gathered to share and discuss current best practices in design, construction and maintenance of their primary road networks.
IRF organized a 3-day workshop on Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in Victoria Falls for road stakeholders in Zimbabwe to get abreast with present day dynamics in infrastructure financing.