the Road Zipper System®, provides a smarter, safer and faster way to manage congestion and improve the way people move on the road—today and for the future. This cost-effective, reusable solution uses the Barrier Transfer Machine to lift barriers that can easily reconfigure travel lanes in real time, all while maintaining a secure barrier between lanes.

The opening of the majestic 1915 Canakkale Bridge on March 18, 2022, well ahead of its initial schedule, hat set new records for Turkey and international bridge engineering. After Istanbul's three bridges over the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey now boasts a fourth bridge connecting Europe and Asia, and the first to span the Dardanelles Strait.

Alexander Molano Santiago, IRF Fellow Class of 2021, was one of ten students who either applied or were nominated to participate in the IRF Road Scholar Program which ran January 5-13 in Washington DC. He describes in his own words the profound and lasting impact of the program designed to nurture the next generation of transportation leaders.

According to a new IRF White Paper, an integrated asset management workflow that coordinates maintenance management and structures management functions improves the operational efficiency of all structures-related fieldwork. Asset management systems that successfully integrate these processes provides numerous benefits by meeting the needs of the relevant business units, the agency, and, ultimately, the traveling public.

In a new report released today, the IRF has identified the smart mobility tools and services with the great potential to reduce the road sector’s carbon footprint.

OUR SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS… As the world emerges from a period of unprecedented turmoil, IRF remains committed to increasing road and transport investments to meet the demands for safe and efficient travel and flow of goods and services to help improve the lives of people worldwide.

The 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition, a 4-day global summit and technology showcase in Dubai, UAE, came to a close on November 10, 2021 with a renewed call for consensus-building and knowledge partnerships in our industry to address key sustainability and mobility challenges.

The volunteer leadership of the IRF, PIARC (World Roads Association) and REAAA (the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia) met during the 18th IRF World Meeting to explore and avenues for possible cooperation with a view towards leveraging their respective strengths in areas of shared interest and avoiding duplications where activities can be mutualized.

“Road safety is at a crossroads” according to the United Nations’ Global Plan of Action released in October as part of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.

A new IRF report titled “ITS for Climate Impact Mitigation” was launched on November 8, 2021 during the 18th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition.

Working with industry leaders, IRF has convened a new taskforce to explore how AI and computational advances can assist road agencies diagnose functional distresses to their pavements, structures and traffic assets.

Recognizing the need to improve the management of transport assets and to plan for growing risks, in the face of a changing climate, the World Bank partnered with IRF to develop a freely accessible, self-paced online training program which provides strategic, experiential, and practical knowledge on how to integrate climate and disaster risk considerations in the management of transport assets specially adapted to the needs of Small Island Developing States.

The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2021 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognize outstanding achievement by road professionals.

Eng. Khalid Al-Hogail, the President of the International Association Public Transport (UITP) and CEO of the Saudi Public Transport Company (SAPTCO), has been nominated to receive the International Road Federation's highest individual recognition.

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.

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