From certified training workshops at our new Global Training Institute in Washington DC to international conferences held on all continents, the International Road Federation will once again offer road & mobility professionals unparalleled access to continuing educations programs, knowledge resources and business development opportunities in 2019. Download the "2019 Year at a Glance" today.
Africa poses unique challenges for the provision and preservation of roads and road transport. To address some of these challenges, the South African Road Federation (SARF) in association with the International Road Federation (IRF) and the World Roads Association (PIARC), hosted the Regional Conference for Africa in Durban.
Road safety was the key focus of a conference organized by Cayman Island’s National Roads Authority’s (NRA) on October 1-4 in partnership with the International Road Federation
The IRF Global R2T Conference is a unique platform to understand disruptive mobility trends and assess impacts for road agencies and businesses, says the former Director of the ITS Joint Program Office for USDOT, Shelley Row.
IRF organized a 10-day Training Program & Study Tour on electronic road tolling for senior officials from Ghana.
The IRF Global Training Institute is our multipurpose learning facility designed to provide world-class continuing education to the global road and transport community.
Against a backdrop of persistently high road traffic injuries affecting motorized and non-motorized road users alike, IRF’s training program focused on delivering hands-on guidelines and tested solutions to road authorities and field engineers.
Two special interest conferences held during the European Road Conference now provide delegates with opportunities to explore the conference themes in greater detail.
Iris Wink is the first female road safety professional to receive an IRF Global Credential for Road Safety Audit Team Leaders.
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.
A report jointly released today by the International Road Federation (IRF Global) and McKinsey & Company will help transport decision-makers and international financial institutions identify and leverage efficiency gains in road project design and delivery, potentially saving billions of dollars each year.
Against a backdrop of fast-paced change and innovation within our industry, IRF Global has continued to expand our programs and services, and the 2018 IRF General Assembly is an opportunity for members to learn about and help shape the future of these programs.
Now in its seventh edition, IRF’s flagship event confirmed its status as an essential gathering point for the region’s top transportation decision-makers and professionals, combining regional case studies and international insights.
Taiwan was the first country in the world to shift all 926 kilometres of its freeways from flat-rate tolling to distance-based, pay-as-you-go tolling, thanks to Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection (FETC).
In Memoriam Manfred Swarovski: IRF Salutes Visionary Industry Leader
Highways England has received IRF's prestigious annual safety accolade - known as the 'Find a Way' award
50 engineers from various Ghanaian agencies took part in a two-day training program on designing climate-resilient road networks.
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?
3M has pledged support as a founding donor to a newly established United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund.
The International Road Federation (IRF Global) is drawing urgent attention to the need for coordinated efforts to foster a safety culture on road construction sites, currently responsible for hundreds of thousands of injuries and thousands of deaths worldwide.
Nominations are now being accepted from IRF member organizations who many nominate any national, regional, or city government for the 2018 IRF Global ‘Find A Way’ Road Safety Award. Deadline: April 18, 2018.
In recent years, technological breakthroughs have combined to offer police forces more options to capture violations, and the use and impacts of these technologies need to be fully understood to ensure they achieve intended results. The workshop provided key insights to Bulgarian decision-makers involved in selecting and deploying these systems.
IRF members and partner organizations shared ideas, solutions and innovative approaches enabled by the exponential growth in analytical tools and technological enablers on the occasion of a landmark Road Safety & Innovation Forum held in Sofia, Bulgaria on March 27, 2018. The international knowledge-sharing event was attended by more than 350 participants.
Mr. Rudy Malfabon, Director of Nevada’s Department of Transportation, will join keynote speakers opening the premier industry conference & expo in 2018. Nevada is home to prestigious road programs including the Hoover Dam Bypass (2012 GRAA Winner) and a recently launched project to explore how transit vehicles sense their environment and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure, and individual users.
The US-based Transportation Research Board (TRB) is co-sponsoring a one-day workshop titled “Traffic Signs & Pavement Markings: International State of the Art on Policies & Research” organized on the opening day of the European Road Conference, October 22-24 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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.
Since the Road Zipper movable barrier system was installed on the Golden Gate Bridge in 2015, there have been no head-on collisions.
IRF’s new Global Training Institute will host five certified workshops aimed at assisting road professionals focus on road deficiencies that lead to severe and fatal injuries, select the correct option to correct the situation, and deliver results.
Built to connect the Asian and European sides of Istanbul via a 3.4-km twin-deck road tunnel going underneath the seabed, the Eurasia Tunnel pioneered new technical processes, but also introduced ambitious environmental and social policy safeguards.
IRF Member Road Safety Support International (RSSi) today received a prestigious Royal business award in recognition of the company’s efforts to reduce road casualties across the world.
2018 marks seven decades since the International Road Federation (IRF) was established by two dozen industry leaders in Washington DC to assist Western Europe in the reconstruction of its infrastructure after the second World War. Ever since, IRF has played a leading role in promoting road infrastructure around the world as a means of achieving social and economic progress with a unifying slogan: "Better Roads mean Better Living".
IRF and the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development co-host a global leadership forum aimed at leveraging international experience to achieve consensus on the mechanisms and institutional enablers for effective PPPs in transportation infrastructure.
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 will host a gathering of mobility professionals and road, tunnel and bridge equipment manufacturers from around the world on the occasion of the IRF Global Road Conference & Expo, November 7-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.
IRF instructors facilitated a two-day knowledge and experience exchange workshop with staff of the Asian Development Bank's Transport Division.
IRF held a practitioner-driven seminar on "Road System Resilience to Climate Change & Extreme Weather Events" in Goyang, Korea, on November 15-17, 2017.
Held in Zadar (Croatia) on May 17-19, 2018, CETRA 2018 aims to provide a forum for dialogue on important issues across all disciplines and aspects of the road and rail sectors.
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.
The premier road engineering & mobility event in 2017 came to a close with a renewed call for consensus-building and knowledge partnerships to address key sustainability and mobility challenges.
The International Road Federation has announced today the winners of the 2017 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards at the closing of the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.
The International Road Federation (IRF) and the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) have agreed to enter into a collaborative partnership to advance the international state of the art in two key road mobility disciplines.
Symeon Sakkas, of project consulting firm RACE Consulting Engineers was recognized as the first globally credentialed road safety audit team leader by the International Road Federation. Mr. Christos Rados, Managing Partner, received the award on his behalf on October 29, 2017 during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress.
A global summit of road mobility thought-leaders opens at the Dubai World Trade Center today at the invitation of the International Road Federation and the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority under the auspices of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. With 200 speakers presenting in 50 sessions, the conference is one of the most important events for road professionals ever held in the Middle East and North Africa.
The International Road Federation has facilitated a two-day working seminar for leaders of Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency on delivering successful road tolling programs.
The IRF sat down with Dr. Wafa Dabbas during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.
The IRF sat down with Dr. Waleed Zeiada during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.
IRF recently sat down with the winner of its 2017 Professional of the Year award, Dr. Kyung-Soo Yoo, to talk about his career growth and the impact that being an IRF Fellow had on him personally and professionally.
In business since 1980, Eberle Design, Inc. (EDI), a recognized worldwide developer and manufacturer of reliable high-performance component products designed to enhance and augment traffic control systems, has also taken a thought leadership role on the importance and applications of “big data” in road transport.