From certified training workshops at our new Global Training Institute in Washington DC to international conferences held on all continents, the International Road Federation will once again offer road & mobility professionals unparalleled access to continuing educations programs, knowledge resources and business development opportunities in 2020. Download the "2020 Year at a Glance" today.
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.
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.
Tolling technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, however their deployment on the ground still presents considerable investments and risks. IRF's new certified training course was a unique opportunity to grow expertise and gain new insights in this fast-moving field.
The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2019 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognize outstanding achievement by road professionals.
A global summit of road mobility thought-leaders and innovators has opened today in Las Vegas, Nevada at the invitation of the International Road Federation.
IRF has partnered with the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority to deliver multiple certified courses to the public agency's road & traffic managers in 2019-2020. The first course, running October 20-24 focused on state of the art approaches to road asset management.
T. Peter Ruane Named 2019 IRF "Man of the Year"
IRF sponsored a foresight session on energy-efficient sustainable pavements during the recent PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi. The aim of the session was to present a comparative benchmark of the state of readiness of the most promising pavement technologies.
The IRF Transport Connectivity Forum, one of the largest transport events in Montenegro, brought together senior political representatives from the Balkan region together with transport industry partners for a forward-looking dialogue on advancing the region’s ambitious connectivity agenda.
IRF organized a two-day symposium in Zagreb, Croatia to take stock of international experience in the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and of global efforts to roll out new guidelines for connected & autonomous driving, through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders.
Op-Ed: With the rapid development of new technologies, officials around the world are quickly adopting more sophisticated and data-driven approaches to asset management that were previously not possible.
The IRF is convening a one-day best practice workshop on February 18, 2020 addressing excessive speeding & distracted driving as part of an official side event to the 3rd Global Ministerial Road Safety Conference in Stockholm Sweden.