Held in Zadar (Croatia) on May 17-19, 2018, CETRA 2018 aims to provide a forum for dialogue on important issues across all disciplines and aspects of the road and rail sectors.

Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co won the Private Sector Excellence Award at the World Information Technology And Services Alliance’s (WITSA) Global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Excellence Award.

Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has selected emovis to provide services in the state Road Usage Charge (RUC) Pilot Project. emovis will implement a cloud hosted back office and provide On-Board Diagnostic System Unit (OBD-II) and App technology to record road users’ mileage and collect their Road Usage Charge. For some users, this will involve a collection of real charges in a complete end to end road charging chain.

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.

A summary of lessons learned from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project (Virginia, USA)

Saudi Arabia awards SR5.6bn in road projects contracts Saudi transport minister, Jabara Al-Seraisry has signed contracts worth SR5.6bn to implement 68 new road projects in various parts of the country, Arab News has reported. The new contracts are set to be awarded shortly to carry out remaining projects approved by this year's budget, the minister...

Three consortia to start building Riyadh transport project in Q1 2014 Saudi Arabia's Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) has said three foreign-led consortia will supervise the design and construction of the new $22.5bn (SR84.4bn) automated Riyadh Public Transport Project (RPTP), Arab News has reported. Full article // Source: AMEinfo.com

Louis Berger and Hill for $265m Riyadh Metro New Jersey-based global firms chosen to manage construction of three of the six lines for the Saudi Arabian capital's new metro system. Full article // Source: ConstructionDigital.com

Saudi Arabia recruited 33% more foreign construction workers in 2012 The Saudi labour ministry has said the number of work visas issued to the country's construction sector accounted for 58% of the total work visas issued by the ministry last year, Arab News has reported. In 2012, the ministry issued nearly 1.6 million work visas,...

Saudi Arabia has $875bn worth of construction projects: report According to a recent report by Global Investment House (Global), the total value of ongoing projects in the GCC region currently stands at $2.62trn, with Saudi Arabia accounting for $875bn. Full article // Source: AMEinfo.com

Alstom awarded a turnkey metro project by the city of Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Alstom, as a member of the FAST consortium(1), has received a letter of award by the Riyadh Development Authority (ADA) to provide a complete automatic and driverless metro system to equip three of the six lines to be...

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