The International Road Federation, in partnership with REAAA, successfully concluded its inaugural IRF Global Road Summit, held in conjunction with the 15th REAAA Conference and themed “Roads for Better Living”. This road and transport sector event attracted more than 1,000 participants including 20 government delegations.

Free-flow Electronic Toll Services have emerged as a reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable way of collecting road user charges, presenting key benefits over stop-and-go methods. ETS are now a mature market with key lessons learned from successfully addressing operational, technological, financial and regulatory principles.

The Far Eastern Electronic Toll Collection Company's free flow tolling system allows non-stop operation of complex 3-stage variable rate toll collection with accuracy rates exceeding 99.9%, also yielding reductions in vehicle crashes and travel times.

The International Road Federation is hosting an Executive Seminar on Performance-Based Contracts March 5 - 11, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In order to maximize the impact of this opportunity, ASEAN countries need to strategically prioritize their upcoming road and transport investments; missing road links need to be completed and existing road infrastructure links needs to be upgraded.

IRF organized a 2-day Asphalt and Concrete Pavement conference in Bogota, Colombia. More than 120 stakeholders gathered to share and discuss current best practices in design, construction and maintenance of their primary road networks.

This PPP workshop will involve a detailed discussion of key success factors such as building capacity within the public and private sector, the necessary policy & legal frameworks, optimal risk sharing practices, and available tools to assess the financial viability of projects. In addition, the program will examine successful examples from both emerging and developed economies and present practices and tools that can be utilized under different country conditions.

Tolling related technologies have made tremendous progress over the past decade, and today developing and implementing a nationwide solution presents fewer technological risks than was the case 10-15 years ago. Nevertheless, the Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure remain a significant hurdle for many road agencies.

This on-line workshop will provide a basic overview of project finance theory and a technical review of some of the basic techniques used for the delivery and management of transportation infrastructure projects.

This on-line workshop will provide a basic overview of project finance theory and a technical review of some of the basic techniques used for the delivery and management of transportation infrastructure projects.

The IRF Winter Roads Maintenance Workshop will offer participants information about best practices for winter road maintenance with a focus on managing snow and ice on roadways. These practices will help road agencies save resources, time, and will help preserve the environment. Top international practitioners and technology providers will be on hand to provide instruction and guidance for the delegates.

This workshop will cover the principles, concepts, components, techniques and benefits of managing road infrastructure assets. The contents will be based on international practitioner handbooks as well as the hands-on experience of the course instructors. The workshop will teach the most relevant best practices as they relate to strategic asset management, tactical & technical asset management planning and operational asset management & service delivery.

Confirming its status as the industry’s most trusted brand in continuing education, IRF held simultaneous training events in Doha (Qatar), Abuja (Nigeria) and Bali (Indonesia) on major industry topics, with each course carefully elaborated to meet the needs of local and regional road professionals.

This 7th IRF Caribbean Regional Congress will address the specific needs of the region by bringing together industry leaders, experts and decision-makers. The region has a rapidly expanding road infrastructure and the resources to invest in the new and improved technology.

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development in partnership with the International Road Federation are is pleased to host this forum to help regional practitioners draw on the experiences of senior transportations professionals, public agency managers and financial specialists with experience in the design and implementation of PPP schemes adapted to the UAE’s economic and institutional environment.

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