The International Road Federation (IRF Global) today presented its prestigious road safety accolade - known as the 'Find a Way' award - to Hrvatske autoceste d.o.o. a government-owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving Croatia’s highway network.
The infrastructure industry is a continually evolving business technology environment. Each of these innovations has brought it closer to the final frontier of the infrastructure technology revolution - the complete digitalization of infrastructure.
There is great power in an ecosystem of diverse players and parties all working towards a shared goal. And when the goal is safer roads, we need that power now more than ever before. The duty that industry and private sector companies have to be a part of the solution is also an opportunity.
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
Infrastructure investment is likely to receive new attention as a means of recovering from the COVID related economic recession and a way of stimulating a jobs recovery. Economic activity during this pandemic has fallen even more precipitously than it did in the crash of 1929.
Prior to the pandemic, one of the hottest topics in our industry was the potential for automated vehicles to increase safety and mobility while decreasing congestion.
Let’s start working immediately for the maximum diffusion of technology and ITS in the post-crisis.
Transportation in the U.S. after COVID-19: A bold vision of research and investment in the transportation systems of the future.