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.
IRF sponsored a foresight session on energy-efficient sustainable pavements during the recent PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi. The aim of the session was to present a comparative benchmark of the state of readiness of the most promising pavement technologies.
The IRF Transport Connectivity Forum, one of the largest transport events in Montenegro, brought together senior political representatives from the Balkan region together with transport industry partners for a forward-looking dialogue on advancing the region’s ambitious connectivity agenda.
IRF organized a two-day symposium in Zagreb, Croatia to take stock of international experience in the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and of global efforts to roll out new guidelines for connected & autonomous driving, through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders.
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 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.
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.
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.