TRB Co-sponsors International Workshop at European Road Conference

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.

The workshop will bring together 3 TRB Standing Committees dealing with Visibility, Traffic Control Devices, Signing and Marking Materials, in an effort to foster international consensus on best practices in driver information systems and lay the scientific groundwork for future interactions with connected & autonomous vehicles. Topics addressed will include the role of markings & signs in a changing societal and technological environment, good maintenance practices and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Carmine Dwyer, Chairperson for TRB’s Committee on Signing and Marking Materials noted “This special interest session will share the international state of the art on the design and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings through a cross-sector panel of road agencies, research institutions and industry stakeholders".

The workshop will form part of a large-scale European Road Conference “corridors for shared prosperity & sustainable mobility” co-organized by Croatia Roads, the Zagreb Faculty of Transport, the European Union Road Federation and the International Road Federation (IRF). More details on the conference may be found at https://www.irf.global/event/erc18-croatia

According to IRF Executive Vice President Michael G. Dreznes, “the TRB-sponsored workshop could not come at a better time. The downward trend in global traffic injuries has been on pause since 2013, and is particularly notable in developed economies which had enjoyed a steady decline over the previous decade. Without adequate horizontal and vertical signage, drivers are unable to make informed decisions and are particularly prone to run-off road accidents”.

A call for presentations is open through May 31.

Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation here:  https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3aAA3iLIHDCNOlf

Download the preliminary agenda

Contact Ms. Carmine Dwyer (cdwyer@ara.com) with any questions.

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