As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic for the foreseeable future, IRF is proud to heed the call for more on-line training resources for our sector. As such, we are pleased to announce that we will be moving two of our most popular workshops to our new on-line training platform beginning the first week May with more workshops to come! The need to learn never stops and IRF Global is happy to meet the professional development needs of the Road Sector.
IRF e-Learning Webinars offer an excellent overview of the international state of the art and regulatory environment across a range of road and transportation topics. They also provide an introduction to the discussion topics and coursework covered in the traditional courses.
Prior to the pandemic, one of the hottest topics in our industry was the potential for automated vehicles to increase safety and mobility while decreasing congestion.
Let’s start working immediately for the maximum diffusion of technology and ITS in the post-crisis.
A message from IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey outlining IRF Global's plans to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue delivering value to IRF members & partners.
Transportation in the U.S. after COVID-19: A bold vision of research and investment in the transportation systems of the future.
Beginning in April 2020, IRF is launching a “Safe Roads by Design” Professional Credential, designed as a companion initiative to the IRF Global Road Safety Audit Team Leader Credential. Available exclusively online, the new Credential offers a pathway for individuals seeking recognition of their knowledge and experience of safe road design & management practices.
IRF's program of international conferences in 2020 includes landmark events in Accra (Ghana), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Bali (Indonesia), and Houston (USA). Each event represents a valuable opportunity to share applied knowledge by submitting an abstract or academic paper.
When the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) embarked on a talent development initiative for its Emirati staff, it turned to the International Road Federation to deliver a comprehensive knowledge transfer program covering a wide spectrum of operational areas.
The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety concluded in Stockholm, Sweden today with a renewed call by policy makers and road safety stakeholders representing over 100 countries to cut fatal traffic injuries by 50% within the next decade.
The Jakarta, Indonesia JORR W2 Toll Road project is the result of research and development of a novel and unique reacted and activated rubber dry powder (RARX) consisting of chemically prepared granulates of scrap tire crumb rubber.
The IRF Committee on Road Safety has released a new policy statement calling for road authorities accept the responsibility to set stringent safety requirements for contractors involved in maintenance works on roads open to traffic, and independently verify that these requirements are met.
Farinoush Sharifi, a Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering at Texas A&M University, recounts her recent experience with the IRF Road Scholar Program, an annual leadership & orientation program to prepare transportation students for future leadership positions within the industry.
With Atlanta’s traffic congestion among the worst in the United States, the Georgia DOT implemented the State’s first two Reversible Express Lanes Projects on the I-75 South Metro and Northwest Corridor roadways. In 2019, the project scooped IRF’s prestigious Global Road Achievement Award in the ITS & Smart Mobility Category.
Charging road users is an age-old concept that is currently experiencing a renaissance thanks to pressing funding concerns and the concurrent emergence of a wider range of technology options. IRF’s new White Paper builds on expert consensus to provide key policy and technology trends.