IRF presents award to revolutionary ecological permeable pavement that helps avoid heat islands. Climate specialists and town planners everywhere are increasingly aware of the thermal impacts of city pavements which trap heat on hot summer days, and are known as “urban heat islands”. These heat islands can adversely impact the sustainability of cities by increasing the dependence on mechanical cooling.
How Asset Management Software Solutions can help Infrastructure Operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa reach their strategic goals.
2018 will mark seven full decades since the International Road Federation was established in Washington DC to assist the world’s reconstruction effort at a time when many of its connectivity infrastructure links lay in ruins.
IRF associates itself with the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and draws the attention of the road & health community to the devastating socio-economic impacts of road crashes.
Free-flow Electronic Toll Services have emerged as a reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable way of collecting road user charges, presenting key benefits over stop-and-go methods. ETS are now a mature market with key lessons learned from successfully addressing operational, technological, financial and regulatory principles.
In most developing and merging market economies, roads require rehabilitation, or even reconstruction, many years prior to the expected date. EBRD recently published a paper providing a condensed yet substantive overview of the key international lessons learned in the area of PBCs.
The IRF associates itself to the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.
By a bitter twist of fate, the United Nation's new resolution “improving global road safety” has come to pass as many countries around the world are reporting a notable increase in injuries and deaths on their roads.
While tolling related technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure remain significant hurdles for many road agencies.
In 2015, traffic injuries remained one of the leading causes of death and injury across the 15-39 year old age group, disproportionately impacting breadwinners and low-income groups.
A summary of lessons learned from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project (Virginia, USA)