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 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 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 (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. Waleed Zeiada during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.

The IRF sat down with Dr. Wafa Dabbas during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition.

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.

SABER is proud to be a sponsor of the Middle East Road Congress event in Dubai hosted by the RTA and Government of Dubai.

SABER is proud to be a sponsor of the Middle East Road Congress event in Dubai hosted by the RTA and Government of Dubai.

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.

An IRF workshop held in partnership with the Municipality of Istanbul gathered more than 70 participants to discuss effective winter maintenance strategies in light of successful international practices.

Dr. Kyung-Soo Yoo, an IRF Fellow (Class of 1979) and one of the chief architects behind Korea's world-class road connectivity programs has been nominated to receive IRF's most distinguished individual honor.

IRF Global has expanded operations on the African continent with two additional locations servicing members and road stakeholders in West/Southern Africa, and East/Central Africa respectively.

Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Co won the Private Sector Excellence Award at the World Information Technology And Services Alliance’s (WITSA) Global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Excellence Award.

23 road professionals from 9 countries take part in the first road safety audit training workshop delivered at IRF global headquarters.

IRF's next Latin America Regional Congress takes place on December 5-7 in Bogotá, Colombia under the theme "Connectivity for All"

Road safety professionals seeking recognition for their auditing and inspection experience now have access to a global credential program administered by the International Road Federation. Candidates are required to take an online knowledge qualifying exam and submit a comprehensive application presenting their professional track record and details of the projects they have audited in order to complete the program.

Against a background of unprecedented connectivity investments bridging East and West, the formation of a regional committee will to assist member organizations gain access to a wider pool of knowledge on regional infrastructure programs, and solutions designed to optimize road investments.

IRF has joined an elite group of continuing education providers accredited to administer Public-Private Partnership proficiency credentials to aspiring road & transportation professionals. With this accreditation, professionals taking the APMG approved IRF course on PPPs may go on to apply for a Public-Private Partnerships Professional Certification (CP3P) established by APMG, a global examination institute.

Organized by the IRF Asia Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur, more than 50 delegates from seven countries attended this new IRF seminar designed to help road agencies get the most out of their asphalt pavements using state of the art techniques and pavement preservation strategies.

Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC) has selected emovis to provide services in the state Road Usage Charge (RUC) Pilot Project. emovis will implement a cloud hosted back office and provide On-Board Diagnostic System Unit (OBD-II) and App technology to record road users’ mileage and collect their Road Usage Charge. For some users, this will involve a collection of real charges in a complete end to end road charging chain.

Technology and innovation being increasingly understood as essential drivers to propel Africa forward in meeting its development goals were some of the main findings of the 2nd IRF Africa Regional Congress which was held July 11-13 in Windhoek, Namibia.

IRF Fellows contribute to landmark study — released in June 2017 — aimed at minimizing the socioeconomic costs of road accidents in Kazakhstan.

The workshops gathered more than 170 participants from 23 countries in total for presentations covering safer city streets, automated speed enforcement, connected roads, and roadway analytics carefully selected to illustrate current policy orientations and technological applications in the host city of Istanbul and other rapidly motorizing environments.

The IRF's annual Caribbean Regional Congress has now firmly installed itself as the leading forum for professionals, researchers, and civil society with a stake in the region’s transportation policy choices.

More than 1,000 transportation leaders will converge on Dubai from October 29-31, 2017 for a forward-looking and business-friendly IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition, themed “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century”.

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