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 2020. Download the "2020 Year at a Glance" today.

As the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic for the foreseeable future, IRF is proud to heed the call for more on-line training resources for our sector. As such, we are pleased to announce that we will be moving two of our most popular workshops to our new on-line training platform beginning the first week May with more workshops to come! The need to learn never stops and IRF Global is happy to meet the professional development needs of the Road Sector.

IRF e-Learning Webinars offer an excellent overview of the international state of the art and regulatory environment across a range of road and transportation topics. They also provide an introduction to the discussion topics and coursework covered in the traditional courses.

Beginning in April 2020, IRF is launching a “Safe Roads by Design” Professional Credential, designed as a companion initiative to the IRF Global Road Safety Audit Team Leader Credential. Available exclusively online, the new Credential offers a pathway for individuals seeking recognition of their knowledge and experience of safe road design & management practices.

IRF's program of international conferences in 2020 includes landmark events in Accra (Ghana), Montego Bay (Jamaica), Bali (Indonesia), and Houston (USA). Each event represents a valuable opportunity to share applied knowledge by submitting an abstract or academic paper.

A message from IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey outlining IRF Global's plans to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue delivering value to IRF members & partners.

RoadBotics recently launched a Web Event Series, Remote with RoadBotics. The series is comprised of web-based presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics for civil engineers and public works professionals. 

When the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) embarked on a talent development initiative for its Emirati staff, it turned to the International Road Federation to deliver a comprehensive knowledge transfer program covering a wide spectrum of operational areas.

The 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety concluded in Stockholm, Sweden today with a renewed call by policy makers and road safety stakeholders representing over 100 countries to cut fatal traffic injuries by 50% within the next decade.

The Jakarta, Indonesia JORR W2 Toll Road project is the result of research and development of a novel and unique reacted and activated rubber dry powder (RARX) consisting of chemically prepared granulates of scrap tire crumb rubber.

The IRF Committee on Road Safety has released a new policy statement calling for road authorities accept the responsibility to set stringent safety requirements for contractors involved in maintenance works on roads open to traffic, and independently verify that these requirements are met.

Farinoush Sharifi, a Ph.D. student in Transportation Engineering at Texas A&M University, recounts her recent experience with the IRF Road Scholar Program, an annual leadership & orientation program to prepare transportation students for future leadership positions within the industry.

With Atlanta’s traffic congestion among the worst in the United States, the Georgia DOT implemented the State’s first two Reversible Express Lanes Projects on the I-75 South Metro and Northwest Corridor roadways. In 2019, the project scooped IRF’s prestigious Global Road Achievement Award in the ITS & Smart Mobility Category.

Charging road users is an age-old concept that is currently experiencing a renaissance thanks to pressing funding concerns and the concurrent emergence of a wider range of technology options. IRF’s new White Paper builds on expert consensus to provide key policy and technology trends.

StreetsLA is leading the way to making our streets cooler, healthier, and more sustainable.

Tolling technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, however their deployment on the ground still presents considerable investments and risks. IRF's new certified training course was a unique opportunity to grow expertise and gain new insights in this fast-moving field.

Troxler is showcasing our state of the art Nuclear and Non-Nuclear density gauges used for testing the road after it is in place.

The International Road Federation (IRF) has announced the winners of the 2019 IRF Global Road Achievement Awards, a global competition to recognize outstanding achievement by road professionals.

Many challenges still remain with a number of the promising available short-span bridge options,.

Facilitating the Introduction of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Esri provides software to Departments of Transportation and road administrations worldwide. The software is used to support solutions across the infrastructure lifecycle, from planning to construction, operations, maintenance and safety.

Dubai, one of the world's iconic cities, has been designated to host the International Road Federation's World Meeting & Exhibition in November, 2021.

CCTA’s vision for the future centers on the use of emerging technologies and public-private partnerships to meet current and future transportation demands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Contra Costa County.

The primary purpose of using Asphalt Rubber (AR) in Hot Mix Asphalts (HMA) is that it significantly improves engineering properties over conventional paving grade asphalt.

A global summit of road mobility thought-leaders and innovators has opened today in Las Vegas, Nevada at the invitation of the International Road Federation.

As Southern Nevada's traffic management agency, RTC is focused on mitigating and ultimately preventing the adverse impacts of roadway incidents.

Review of Public-Private Partnerships and the Current Status of PPP Highway Projects in the United States

IRF has partnered with the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority to deliver multiple certified courses to the public agency's road & traffic managers in 2019-2020. The first course, running October 20-24 focused on state of the art approaches to road asset management.

T. Peter Ruane Named 2019 IRF "Man of the Year"

IRF sponsored a foresight session on energy-efficient sustainable pavements during the recent PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi. The aim of the session was to present a comparative benchmark of the state of readiness of the most promising pavement technologies.

The IRF Transport Connectivity Forum, one of the largest transport events in Montenegro, brought together senior political representatives from the Balkan region together with transport industry partners for a forward-looking dialogue on advancing the region’s ambitious connectivity agenda.

IRF organized a two-day symposium in Zagreb, Croatia to take stock of international experience in the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and of global efforts to roll out new guidelines for connected & autonomous driving, through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders.

Op-Ed: With the rapid development of new technologies, officials around the world are quickly adopting more sophisticated and data-driven approaches to asset management that were previously not possible.

The International Road Federation (IRF) invited New Zealand transport technology company EROAD, to present at a regional transport connectivity forum in Podgorica, Montenegro recently.

The IRF is convening a one-day best practice workshop on February 18, 2020 addressing excessive speeding & distracted driving as part of an official side event to the 3rd Global Ministerial Road Safety Conference in Stockholm Sweden.

The International Road Federation has presented its annual “Find a Way” Global Road Safety Award to the Mexican public toll operator, CAPUFE, for its efforts to build road safety management capacity.

IRF Global will be presenting two panels during the PIARC World Road Congress in Abu Dhabi focusing on energy-efficient pavements (October 7) and connected roads (October 8). Please join us on this occasion to hear from international thought leaders.

The Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) and associated Federal Aid Eligibility guidelines will be going through extensive changes starting December 31, 2019. IRF will be holding a dedicated workshop for countries that use MASH as their roadside safety testing criteria on November 19, 2019.

Shelley Row, former Director of the ITS Joint Program Office and keynote speaker at the IRF Global R2T Conference examines the four Cs of communicating technical topics to non-technical audiences.

3M is on the road to the IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas! The 3M Transportation Safety Roadshow delivers an interactive experience about how 3M helps bring families home safely.

A program launched in 2017 by the International Road Federation to certify road safety audit team leaders on the basis of experience gained in the field is generating new opportunities for safety professionals worldwide.

Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc., the global leader in testing and measurement equipment for the road construction industry, and TestQuip, LLC, a producer of high quality crack testing equipment and accessories for contractors, states and research groups, announce today the purchase of TestQuip by Troxler.

Portugal has launched one of its most ambitious road safety campaigns to date, mobilizing the energy of public and private stakeholders to keep work zones safe.

Make the most of the opportunities to grow your road safety skills this summer with IRF with programs in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

After many years spent on the geographic periphery and overlooked by policy-makers and planners, the Western Balkans are now firmly connected to the rest of Europe’s transport system.

GRAA Winner Profile: iVSES is Korea’s first variable speed enforcement system in Korea that can legally limit the speed of traffic according to weather conditions.

Mr. Sam Subramaniam, Chief Executive Officer of Brand Capital, the $4 billion strategic investment arm of The Times Group (India), and an alumnus of the IRF Fellowship Program (Class of 1999) was today awarded the highly prestigious "Entrepreneur of the Year" Award by the Shiromani Institute.

Mobility services are expected to undergo spectacular changes within next two decades with the introduction and widespread use of connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology. However, the transition phase from human driving to self-driving will be gradual, requiring incremental interventions on the physical and digital road network to allow it to cope with mixed vehicular traffic.

Thinking critically about your road asset management capacity strengthening needs is key to adopting the organization-wide practices and indicators that will help unleash the full range of positive outcomes.

Morgan Morris, a master’s student at the University of Central Florida, recounts her life-changing experience as President of the 2019 Class of IRF Fellows. Morgan Morris’ participation in the IRF Road Scholar Program was enabled through the generous support of Transpo Industries, an IRF Member.

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