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 "2020 Year at a Glance" today.

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 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.

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.

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.

Public procurement can be a leveraged to deliver long term value for money, promote innovation and sustainability, according to a new White Paper published today by the International Road Federation.

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 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 sat down with researcher Chang Kyun KIM 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.

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