On the backdrop of declining fuel consumption due to the introduction of e-vehicles and cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles, the sustainability of traditional sources of road user charges revenue, specifically the fuel levy, necessitates the need to adopt strategies to seek alternative and long-term funding solutions for road maintenance.
Over the next decade, LMICs are projected to invest more than US$140 bn per annum on road infrastructure construction and maintenance. The economic viability, technical, financing and maintenance options for many of these investments will be appraised and optimised using HDM-4, a highway development and management software tool.
While activists and world leaders are preoccupied with the challenges of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy, the carbon intensity of road infrastructure remains under reported, if at all. The fact that the average service life of roads is 10-15 years provides us all with a clear event horizon directly connected to the Paris Agreement in 2035 and 2050.
In most developing countries, expenditure on road maintenance is often below the required optimum maintenance needs, resulting in a maintenance backlog and loss of road assets due to deferred maintenance. Road users bear the cost of poor maintenance directly and should therefore be ready to pay extra for maintenance
As people journey to work post-COVID, road congestion is easing its way back into people's everyday lives, hindering travel with slower speeds and longer trip times. The vision of progress within public, private, and shared transportation modes lie in Mobility on Demand (MOD) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) solutions.
The Waze navigation application already has a functionality to report road hazards and warn other users of the application. However resolving these road hazards required manual reports to road agencies through existing communication channels. Latvia’s agency in charge of road maintenance has gained access to the Waze report feed, as a result of which up to 70 % from total reports processed by the agency are generated by Waze.
When ETI Founder and Chairman Sun-Ho Choi first started his business in Korea, he was inspired by an epiphany that he had while visiting a Buddhist Monastery in Tibet.
The use of Reclaimed Asphalt reduces the required amount of virgin aggregates and binder, leading to cost reduction, energy conservation as well as increased sustainable pavement practices even in hot climate conditions
The International Road Federation (IRF) has presented its annual "Find a Way" Global Road Safety Award to the Puerto Rico Department of Transportation and Public Works on the closing day of the IRF "Vision Zero for Latin America" Road Safety Conference.
The International Road Federation (IRF) and the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) are convening global surface transportation specialists to the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition on November 7-10, 2021.
Faced with a climate emergency where transport is one of the biggest contributors, the ITS industry and public policy have a major role to play in the fight against global warming. The new IRF Taskforce is established to build knowledge among road transport stakeholders from public and private sectors and identify appropriate, feasible and effective decarbonization measures.
IRF is establishing a new Taskforce is established to fill this void by producing non-binding, globally applicable recommendations on adapting road infrastructure design, construction and operations to the new needs of AVs.
Arizona State University’s Schools of Engineering and FORTA Corporation, a Pennsylvania-based leader in the synthetic reinforcement fibers industry have announced a partnership to support further research into the resilience of pavements.
The International Road Federation (IRF) and Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) are convening global surface transportation specialists to the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition on November 7-10, 2021.
Her Excellency Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management has been nominated to receive the International Road Federation's highest individual recognition.