IRF Announces 2012 GRAA Winners For Immediate Release: October 11, 2012 (Alexandria, Virginia) - The International Road Federation (IRF) Chairman and Mayor of Riyadh, H.E. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, has announced the winners of the 2012 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) Competition. This year’s awards honor ten projects from countries around the world, each leading the...

IRF Holds 1st Andean Highway Congress (Alexandria, Virginia) - IRF once more broke ground by gathering over 600 regional transportation officials for the world's first comprehensive review of sustainable transportation solutions in the context of the Andean Region. Lima, Peru, an important regional crossroads for trade and a hub for engineering know-how offered an ideal...

IRF Chairman Receives International Medal of Honor For Immediate Release: June 6, 2012 (Alexandria, Va.) – H.E. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, Mayor of Riyadh and IRF Chairman and previous Deputy Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was presented with the prestigious International Medal of Honor by the Chairman of the Spanish Road Association at...

Caribbean Congress Marks Defining Milestone for Regional Collaboration For Immediate Release: May 9, 2012 (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – Over 200 delegates from 31 countries arrived took part in the opening of the 1st IRF Caribbean Regional Congress, a new platform for dialogue at the service of a region with fast-evolving infrastructure needs. In his opening address,...

Nominations Open for IRF Fellowship Program - Class of 2014 For Immediate Release: April 30, 2012 (Alexandria, Va.) - The International Road Educational Foundation (IREF) is now accepting nominations for the IRF Fellowship Program - Class of 2014. The Fellowship Program provides a one-time graduate level scholarship to young professionals from developing countries who have...

The “Decade of Action” for Road Safety must also be a “Decade of Change” For Immediate Release: April 13, 2012 (Alexandria, VA) – In a new policy statement, the International Road Federation Washington is calling for the formal prohibition of deadly forms of guardrail terminal treatments, including “fishtails”, “spoons” and turned-down ends, whose continued presence is responsible...

Mike Dreznes Hired to Spearhead IRF Global Road Safety Coordination Role For Immediate Release: February 8, 2012 (Alexandria, VA) - The International Road Federation is pleased to announce the addition of Michael G. Dreznes to the IRF Washington staff. Mr. Dreznes will serve as executive vice president with global leadership on training, policy and capacity-building activities across...

3rd IRF Middle East Regional Congress Attracts Senior Leaders from Gulf Region For Immediate Release: January 10, 2012 (Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain) - The International Road Federation's signature event in the Gulf & Middle East Region opened today in the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain amid calls for concerted efforts to meet the challenges posed by...

IRF Unveils 2011 Global Road Achievement Awards: Innovation that makes a Difference For Immediate Release: December 15, 2011 The International Road Federation (IRF) announces today the winners of the 2011 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) Competition. Established in 2000, the GRAA program publicizes to the world the innovative, practical, creative, cost saving and sustainable solutions the...

IRF/JRA Japan Relief Fund For Immediate Release: March 11, 2011 On March 11, 2011 the worst known earthquake hit Japan and tore a path of destruction through Japan. The world watched as the earthquake catapulted a tsunami with waves as high as 131 feet crashing down as far as six miles inland. Regarding the complete...

IRF Hosts 10th Annual Awards Luncheon For Immediate Release: February 2, 2011 The International Road Federation (IRF) recognized the winners of the 2010 Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA) Competition at the 10th Annual IRF Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. Eleven projects from 6 different countries around the world were each honored for...

Victor Mendez Accepts Invitation to Keynote IRF Annual Awards Program For Immediate Release: January 18, 2011 (Alexandria, Va.) - The International Road Federation (IRF) announced U.S. FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez has graciously accepted its invitation to keynote the 10th Annual IRF Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2011. The IRF Annual Awards Luncheon will recognize the 2010...

IRF honors Moriyasu Furuki with Dr. Mino Award of Excellence For Immediate Release: May 25, 2010 Brian Harris, chairman of the International Road Federation-Washington (IRF-Washington) and the board of directors of the International Road Educational Foundation have selected Moriyasu Furuki as the 2010 recipient of the Dr. Mino Award of Excellence. The award was developed to...

Kathy Mejasich joins IRF as Vice President, Marketing & Organizational Investment For Immediate Release: April 26, 2010 The International Road Federation-Washington (IRF-Washington) has hired Kathy Mejasich as Vice President of Marketing and Organizational Investment. In this new role, Mejasich will spend the majority of her time with fund-raising for the International Road Educational Foundation as well...

Congressman James L. Oberstar to Keynote IRF Annual Awards Luncheon For Immediate Release: January 8, 2010 Congressman James (Jim) L. Oberstar (D-Minn.) will address an audience of international road professionals at the 2010 IRF Annual Awards Luncheon Monday January 11, 2010. For the 34 years he has served in Congress, Oberstar has championed numerous key transportation...

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