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.
Global casualty figures remain high. Two years from now, we will reach the end of the ‘Decade of Action’ and we will celebrate our achievements together. What kind of celebration will that be?
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)