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.

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.

Kirk Steudle Named 2018 IRF "Man of the Year"

New Directors Appointed to the Board of the International Road Federation

The new award recognizes game-changing innovations that will help the sector meet its safety, environmental sustainability, and cost efficiency targets. Eligible recipients are selected among the pool of exhibitors present at an IRF event

IRF Announces Winners of 2018 Global Road Achievement Awards

The city Dubrovnik in Croatia hosted a highly successful gathering of 500 transport stakeholders on October 22-24 to deepen the understanding of regional mobility challenges and achieve consensus on key policy, investment, and planning measures.

IRF joined forced with the European Commission and the World Bank to deliver a one-day workshop titled "Safety Camera Use for Speed Enforcement" on October 16, 2018 as part of the Eastern Partnership Road Safety Project. 

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 sat down with researcher Chang Kyun KIM during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with researcher Susan MARTINOVITCH during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with exhibitor Nexco West during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with researcher Wolfgang KUHN during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with researcher Nina ELTER during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with exhibitor EDI during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with Anthony BUCKLEY during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with researcher Gerardo FLINTSCH during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

The IRF sat down with exhibitor Lindsay Transportation Solutions during the IRF Global R2T Conference & Expo.

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".

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