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September 2014 Edition

4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress Underlines Vital Role of Roads

Senior representatives from the World Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America and Odebrecht Latinvest joined the IRF for the opening of the 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress by Peruvian Minister of Transport & Communications, José Gallardo Ku (pictured).

More than 800 delegates took part in this essential forum addressing shared infrastructure and mobility challenges against a backdrop of rapid growth in vehicle ownership in the continent. “The transport sector holds the key to the region’s strategy for investment, economic growth and inclusive development,” noted Jose Luis Irigoyen, Global Transport Practice Director at the World Bank in his opening address.

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IRF Presents “Find a Way” Award to Chile’s National Road Safety Commission

CONASET, a multi-agency committee driving Chile’s road safety agenda, is the recipient of the IRF’s regional road safety award instituted in 2011 to recognize the value of political leadership in the UN Decade of Action 2011-2020. The committee has, among others, proposed legislation on drunk driving and high-visibility clothing for car occupants. The award was presented during the 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress in Lima, Peru.

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1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition: Scientific & Technical Program Now Available

Asia’s premier event for surface transportation professionals in 2014 will see more than 120 authors present technical papers reflecting original research and innovation in technical, institutional, economic, business and policy issues that are relevant, recent and significant. The Congress now comprises more than 50 sessions developed by the IRF and a network of 26 supporting organizations representing major institutional and industry stakeholders in the region.

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Ushering an Era of Smarter Cities: IRF Examiner Vol. 3 (Fall ’14) now Available

Many challenges continue to inhibit the successful deployment and sustainability of cost-effective, technically-sound and locally-appropriate integrated ITS solutions by government agencies, including lack of sustained funding and market transparency. With this third issue of the IRF Examiner, the International Road Federation confirms its role as the leading provider of applied knowledge in areas of vital importance for the global community of road professionals.

New Member Service: Library of IRF WebinarsIRF e-Learning Webinars offer an excellent overview of the international state of the art and regulatory environment across a range of highway safety areas. They also provide an introduction to the discussion topics and coursework covered in the traditional courses. IRF e-Learning Webinars are typically structured as a 60-minute presentation, followed by Q&A with the registrants.

Access to the IRF’s library of webinars is complimentary for all IRF Members and available on demand to all transportation professionals.

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Safer Roads By Design Across Six Continents – Secure your Seat Today

The IRF will be holding the fourth edition of its acclaimed road safety training program for highway engineers and road safety managers November 30 – December 9 in Orlando, Florida. The seminar is one of the most comprehensive and best rated road safety training programs in the world, featuring experts from a variety of countries presenting best practices and state of the art technologies in roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety, traffic management and road safety audits.

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IRF Certified Training
Orlando, Florida USA
October 19-29, 2014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
October 19-22, 2014
Orlando, Florida
November 30 – December 9, 2014

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