Victor Mendez Accepts Invitation to Keynote IRF Annual Awards Program

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2011

(Alexandria, Va.) – The International Road Federation (IRF) announced U.S. FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez has graciously accepted its invitation to keynote the 10th Annual IRF Awards Luncheon on January 25, 2011.

The IRF Annual Awards Luncheon will recognize the 2010 award winners of the Global Road Achievement Awards (GRAA). The IRF GRAA program is a worldwide competition to identify and honor excellence, innovation, and exceptional achievement in 12 vital road and transport sector categories. The program elicits information on successful projects from leading industry organizations, draws attention to the winning projects, and provides examples of best practices and latest technologies.

“IRF established this program in 1990 and has recognized 70 projects from two dozen countries over the past decade,” said Patrick Sankey, CEO, IRF Washington. “This year, IRF is proud to honor 11 outstanding projects and showcase the best the transportation industry has to offer our global society.”

The Annual Awards Luncheon is expected to draw hundreds of high-level government officials, top executives, and other transportation professionals.

To reserve a seat at the Luncheon, please visit PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and walk-ups will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Kathy Mejasich at or call her at +1 703 535 1001.

Founded in 1948, the International Road Federation (IRF) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization with members from both the public and private sectors in 90 countries worldwide. IRF promotes the development and maintenance of better, safer roads and road networks throughout the world, using technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from road investment.


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