If you cannot view this email properly please click here


Dear Readers,

Welcome to this first issue of the IRF (Geneva) Newsletter for 2018. New year, new look and new name for this communication platform. Our newsletter becomes CROSSROADS thus continuing that thread we started last year with our World Meeting, CrossRoads- Linking Mobility Solutions.

That thread is a thread of continuity: IRF turns 70 this year and since our creation, we have enabled people, companies and institutions to take action and drive the world forward. But the CrossRoads thread is also a thread of disruption. The issues we all face today are too complex to be tackled alone. Great challenges require greater collaborations and that can only happen in a platform that facilitates the cross-pollination of ideas amongst pioneers, businesses and organisations.

We believe that by connecting high-tech companies, leading experts in the field and governments together, we can make mobility a positive reality for everyone.

The world is changing fast, and the world of mobility is changing faster still: only the disrupters will be safe from disruption. Join us as we change the conversation and co-create the future.

Susanna Zammataro
IRF Executive Director

IRF Workshops at Intertraffic Amsterdam: secure your seat now!

Intertraffic Amsterdam will open its doors on 20 March 2018. Over the years, Intertraffic has become more than an exhibition. The event now features inspiring knowledge sessions, live demos and workshops. The International Road Federation (Geneva) will be hosting three workshops in collaboration respectively with Swarco, Evonik Resource Efficiency and PTV Group. The workshops are free of charge but places are limited so pre-register now to secure your seat. Read More

Strengthening partnership with World Bank on SuM4All Initiative

With the signing of the Consortium Charter in Washington DC last January, IRF Geneva has formalised its involvement in the Sustainable Mobility for All Initiative (SuM4All). Led by the World Bank, the SuM4All is a multi-stakeholder partnership that aims to reshape the global mobility agenda through advocacy, action, and financing. SuM4All brings together a diverse and high-level group of stakeholders which includes: Multilateral Developments Banks, United Nations Agencies, Programs, and Regional Commissions, Bilateral donor organizations. The Global Mobility Report - the first output produced by SuM4All - is the first ever assessment of the transport sector. For the first time, a report pulls together the global evidence and data, looking at the sector comprehensively and measuring the extent to which investments and policies go in the right direction. Read More

IRF World Road Statistics 2017
New Data on Road Traffic & Road Accidents by Road Typology

Every year since 1964, the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) has been the most complete and authoritative source of strategic data for the road and transport sectors. The use of the WRS by numerous government agencies, road and transport companies, multi-lateral development banks, research institutes & universities, the industry and private enterprises bears testimony to the comprehensiveness and quality of the statistics and indicators.

The new 2017 edition of the WRS (WRS 2017) includes data from more than 205 countries for the years 2010-2015. Two new sub-sections were added to complement the current contents, that's to say "Road Traffic by Road Typology" and "Road Accidents by Road Typology". These new sub-sections will contribute to providing decision and policy makers a better overview and concrete actions of issues on mobility and road safety.

More details of the WRS 2017 contents, coverage and orders can be found at http://worldroadstatistics.org/index.html, our interactive website fully dedicated to the publication. For your convenience, you can acquire the WRS 2017 using a credit card or bank transfer. More information here: http://worldroadstatistics.org/purchase.html  Read More

RA-IRF Asia and Australasia Regional Conference

On 31 May and 1 June, IRF Geneva and Roads Australia (RA) will again join hands to present the Asia Pacific's most significant knowledge-sharing event for roads and transport leaders. Both organizations invite the global road industry to meet in Sydney for the IRF-RA Asia and Australasia Regional Conference. Against the glittering backdrop of Sydney's magnificent harbour, government and industry leaders from across Australia, Asia and the Pacific will come together to dissect the issues that are shaping Asia and Australasia transport future, including: the impact of new technologies and materials; the evolving roles of government and the private sector in building, owning and running roads and transport; the changing shape of cities and how it will affect infrastructure planning and delivery; the renewed focus on customer-driven transport planning and solutions, and the age-old question: how do we pay for it? Read More

Get the latest on the SaferAfrica Project

The SaferAfrica Project funded within the EC Horizon 2020 Programme aims at creating favourable conditions and opportunities for the effective implementation of actions for road safety and traffic management in African countries. IRF Geneva is part of the consortium working on this project which enters now a very active phase of outputs delivery. The second newsletter issued by SaferAfrica has just been released. You will find in it project updates as well as other relevant news on road safety management. This second issue features in between other articles and news on: a) Road Safety Data: Capturing and Management Challenges in Africa, b) Stories from Cameroon and South Africa, c) Safety Cube Decision Support System, d) Road Safety in new H2020 Work Programme e) The Ministerial Declaration signed in Delhi in the margins of the IRF World Meeting and a lot more. Read More

The 80th Session of the UNECE ITC sees high-level participation and a strong focus on intermodality

The 80th annual meeting of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee (ITC) held in Geneva from 20 to 23 February gathered this year Transport Ministers and Deputy Ministers from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East among the 500 high-level participants from 90 countries and heads of key transport organizations. IRF Geneva was present to share the view of the infrastructure sector because as said by one of the panellists: there is no mobility without infrastructure. The focus of the policy segment was this year on "Intermodality: The key to sustainable transport and mobility". The key message of this 80th session: a world on the move requires transport that is efficient, safe, sustainable, harmonised and integrated. This means working together. Read More

Women in Transport - EU Platform for change

With only 22% of women, the transport sector is not gender balanced. The European Commissioner Bulc is determined to change things. A first step forward has been the launch of the Women in Transport - EU Platform for change. The aim is to strengthen women's employment and equal opportunities in the transport sector. IRF Geneva who is already active on gender issues via the Gender WG of the SuM4All initiative and the ITF collaborative dialogue, has backed up the initiative by signing the Declaration at the basis of the Women in Transport initiative.
Read More

MoU and Action Plan signed with the Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Director Neil Pedersen signed last November in Delhi in the margins of the IRF World Road Meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kiran K. Kapila, Chairman of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, and Susanna Zammataro, Executive Director of the IRF International Road Federation's World Road Meeting in New Delhi, India. TRB and IRF Geneva share mutual organizational objectives, and this MOU provides a conceptual framework for partnership to share knowledge, improve implementation of innovative solutions, disseminate good practices, and promote and conduct studies to foster progress in the development and maintenance of better, safer, and more sustainable roads.  Read More

IRF Geneva Chairman addresses the 16th Annual General Assembly of ARMFA

The Chairman of IRF Geneva, Mr Kiran Kapila delivered a keynote address at the 16th Annual General Assembly of African Road Maintenance Funds Association, an esteemed member of IRF Geneva. The AGA took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 19th 23rd February 2018 under the theme: "Preserving our Road Asset for realizing Agenda 2063". In keynote, Mr. Kapila underlined the importance of building capacity in African countries in order to deliver on this ambitious but achievable agenda.  Read More

IRF & Shell Collaboration on Road Safety / Awareness Programme in the Hazira Peninsula of India

In August 2017, International Road Federation (IRF) conceived and entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shell Group of Companies for implementing a Road Safety and Awareness Programme in the Hazira Peninsula region of India.
Read More

Conspicuity for Tractor Trolleys in Uttar Pradesh Sugar Belt IRFs New Initiative jointly with Indian Potash Limited

Poor visibility or lack of visibility, due to unfavourable weather conditions or travel during the dark hours, is a major cause of tractor accidents. With its long history of providing conspicuity to over 2,00,000 bicycles and bicycles users, another highly vulnerable road user segment, IRF India through this unique collaborative venture with Indian Potash Limited, a leading fertilizer corporate in the country, has now taken a small but significantly path breaking step towards covering the vast unprotected population of tractor trolleys operating in the rural area. Read More

Use data and artificial intelligence to make cities more efficient and roads  safer: here is our vision.

Qucit is a French  start-up expert in artificial intelligence.

We digitalize a space like a road and then train machine learning models to get relevant insights about when & where the probability to have an incident occur.

Why? To help road operators optimize their patrols, intervene faster & improve road safety.

College of Applied Technical Sciences "Tempulli" is higher education institution established on 1992.

College Tempulli offers various professional training's and academic programs in Bachelor and Master Levels in all areas of traffic and transport. The training's programs are delivery under the national authorizations and international accreditation. Center for Professional Development-CPD is also part of College Tempulli starting from 2006.

TTS Italia launches the Platform of Local Authorities

In the view of the implementation of the National ITS Action Plan by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, TTS Italia launched in February 2014, the Platform of Local Authorities (Regions, Provinces and Municipalities) Read More

National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania signs declaration against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive

UNTRR signed a mutual declaration between transport & logistics associations, bus & coach associations, chambers of commerce and employers' confederations from 17 EU members countries against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU.
Read More

ARUP's work on Queensferry Crossing (Scotland) and Champlain Bridge, Canada

Arup's broad service offering means we can partner with our clients on a range of transport projects – from initial investment advice, to major project design, to being at the forefront of future planning and innovation through technology.

Some recent projects which showcase the breadth of Arup's work around the world include: Queensferry Crossing, Scotland & Champlain Bridge, Canada.
Read More

ARRB - What does Next Generation Connectivity mean for Better Global Roads?

Well-planned, safe, accessible and environmentally sound road networks in the 21st century depend on next generation connectivity. Australia is on the cusp of a global explosion of next generation technologies that will shape the connected road transport sector of the future. Government, development institutions, businesses and academia around the world require the most up to date information about that new technology.

That's why ARRB is focussing on "Next Generation Connectivity" at the 28th International Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) Conference in Brisbane from the 29th of April to the 2nd of May 2018.

Read More

SWARCO promises a scintillating Virtual Reality experience on its booth at Intertraffic

Visitors to the two SWARCO stands at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2018 (5.310 and 10.103; 20 – 23 March 2018, RAI Amsterdam fairgrounds) are being promised "a firework of innovation" and a scintillating Virtual Reality experience where they will enter a three-dimensional SWARCO World, based on advanced gaming technology. Read More

TTS Italia is the Italian ITS Association founded in 1999 by a pool of public and private organisations operating in the Intelligent Transport System ITS) sector, with now over 70 members representing some of the main Italian stakeholders: local authorities, public transport operators, mobility agencies, research centers, transport/ITS universities departments, industrial sector. TTS Italia is member of the ITS National Associations Network promoted by ERTICO and has strong relationships with similar ITS Associations all over the world.

In 2014, TTS Italia founded the Platform for Local Authorities open to Italian Regions and Cities with a twofold aim: to rise awareness about ITS potential and opportunities at local level; to strengthen the dialogue between demand and offer side.

TTS Italia acts as National reference for the ITS sector with the mission to promote the ITS applications, through the analysis of topical issues, formulation of proposals, dissemination of information and knowledge in the sector, to stimulate discussion with the purpose of working towards common architectures.

Meet the Team:

- Laura Franchi – Communication activities

National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania (UNTRR) is an organization - professional and employers, non-governmental, independent, apolitical - founded in 1990 on democratic principles, promoting and defending the interests of road transport domestically and internationally, recording since its foundation to the present over 14,000 members - operators carrying out domestic and international freight transport and passengers.

Meet the Team:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today's built environment. Together we help our clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as we strive to find a better way and shape a better world.

Arup made its name in the twentieth century as the designer and engineer behind some of the world's most ambitious structures. That creative strength and independence of mind continues to guide us. Today, Arup employs more than 13,000 people, in more than 35 countries – in a culture underpinned by Sir Ove Arup's aims and values.

Meet the Team:

An integrated approach to mobility management: Reimagining the role of infrastructure in the new connected and autonomous ecosystem (IRF and Swarco Workshop)
20 March 2018 – Intertraffic Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Sustainable and Safe Urban Street Design: Meeting Road Safety Targets (IRF and Evonik Workshop)
21 March 2018 – Intertraffic Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Traffic management for developing countries: tailoring the right solutions (IRF and PTV Workshop)
22 March 2018 – Intertraffic Amsterdam, the Netherlands

\ Pavement Preservation and Recycling Summit 2018 (PPRS 2018)
26 - 28 March 2018 - Nice, France

4th Annual Roads & Highways Conference
09 - 11 April 2018 - Grand Copthorne Hotel, Singapore

2nd IRF & RA Regional Conference for Asia and Australasia
31 May - 01 June 2018 - Sydney, Australia

\ World Transport Convention (WTC) 2018
18 - 21 June 2018, Beijing, China

Rural Roads for Development Course
10 - 14 September 2018 - University of Birmingham, UK

2018 International Urban Transport Summit and Exhibition
November 2018- Shanghai, China

Join the IRF today!

Take advantage of a whole range of services including special rates for the IRF World Road Statistics (2017), other IRF publications and preferential registration rates for upcoming IRF events!

Join us, and become part of the IRF family!

To learn more, click here or contact us at info@irfnet.ch

International Road Federation IRF, 2 chemin de Blandonnet, 1214 Vernier / Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 306 02 60 | Fax: +41 22 306 02 70 | Email: info@irfnet.ch | www.irfnet.ch
© Copyright International Road Federation 2018. All rights reserved.

IRF on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  IRF on Linkedin