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 International Road Federation has presented its annual “Find a Way” Global Road Safety Award to the Mexican public toll operator, CAPUFE, for its efforts to build road safety management capacity.

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.

IRF Global will be presenting two panels during the PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi focusing on energy-efficient pavements (October 7) and connected roads (October 8). Please join us on this occasion to hear from international thought leaders.

The Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) and associated Federal Aid Eligibility guidelines will be going through extensive changes starting December 31, 2019. IRF will be holding a dedicated workshop for countries that use MASH as their roadside safety testing criteria on November 19, 2019.

Shelley Row, former Director of the ITS Joint Program Office and keynote speaker at the IRF Global R2T Conference examines the four Cs of communicating technical topics to non-technical audiences.

3M is on the road to the IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas! The 3M Transportation Safety Roadshow delivers an interactive experience about how 3M helps bring families home safely.

A program launched in 2017 by the International Road Federation to certify road safety audit team leaders on the basis of experience gained in the field is generating new opportunities for safety professionals worldwide.

Mobility services are expected to undergo spectacular changes within next two decades with the introduction and widespread use of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology. However, the transition phase from human driving to self-driving will be gradual, requiring incremental interventions on the physical and digital road network to allow it to cope with mixed vehicular traffic.

Thinking critically about your road asset management capacity strengthening needs is key to adopting the organization-wide practices and indicators that will help unleash the full range of positive outcomes.

Morgan Morris, a master’s student at the University of Central Florida, recounts her life-changing experience as President of the 2019 Class of IRF Fellows. Morgan Morris’ participation in the IRF Road Scholar Program was enabled through the generous support of Transpo Industries, an IRF Member.

Public procurement can be a leveraged to deliver long term value for money, promote innovation and sustainability, according to a new White Paper published today by the International Road Federation.

Since we were established in 1948, the International Road Federation’s work has been anchored in a proud tradition of engineering excellence supported by a forward-looking vision of roads at the service of society.

In my 30 years as a professional truck driver – the last 20 with UPS – I’ve logged nearly 2 million accident-free miles on the roads. I’ve seen an awful lot through the windshield – some good, some bad, some tragic.

There remains a very large gap between the world’s infrastructure needs, and the public sector’s ability to procure commensurate funding, according to IRF Vice President Magid Elabyad.

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