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NEWSLETTER N°67
December 2017

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EDITORIAL
IN BRIEF
NEWS OF OUR NETWORK
PUBLICATIONS
COMING EVENTS

EDITORIAL

Dear readers,

The preparation of the next World Road Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 6 to 10 October 2019, is on a very good track. This is one of the very positive observations of the "mid-term meeting" organized by the World Road Association (PIARC) in Rome in early December, at the invitation of the Italian National Committee, chaired by Mr. Gianni Armani. PIARC aims to disseminate knowledge on all topics related to road and road transport through the technical reports that are prepared by its 1,200 experts regrouped in 22 Committees. Their work is structured in a four-year work cycle. The current cycle covers the period 2016 - 2019...

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Patrick Malléjacq Secretary General

Patrick Malléjacq

(Secretary General)

IN BRIEF

Register at the 2018 International Winter Road Congress before 31 December

Do not wait any longer! Register at the 2018 International Winter Road Congress before 31 December and enjoy a great rate! 

Congress registration fees are set at a very attractive level, and an early-bird rate is available until December 31st.

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Tribute paid to the Chairman of the World Road Association!

The Université libre de Bruxelles (French for Free University of Brussels) has just honoured Claude Van Rooten. Indeed, our Belgian colleague, who is also Chairman of the World Road Association and Chairman of the Belgian National committee, taught on the last year of a Master's programme in his capacity as professor of transport infrastructure design and management from 2003 to 2017.

Tribute paid to the Chairman of the World Road Association!
Great success for the International Seminar on Current Policies to enhance traffic safety

Great success for the International Seminar on Current Policies to enhance traffic safety 

On 23rd and 24th November 2017, PIARC Technical Committee C.1 "National road safety policies and programs" held its fourth meeting in Tehran, Iran. Hosted by the Iranian Road Maintenance and Transport Organization RMTO, the committee members spent two intensive days, dynamically working on progress and development of PIARC's Road Safety Manual and a new technical report on national road policies. The meeting was followed by an International Seminar on Policies and Programs for Road Safety, honoured by the attendance of Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Dr. Abass Akhoondi, who welcomed 200 participants in Tehran.

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NEWS OF OUR NETWORK

A successful seminar on "Road Tunnel Operations in Low and Middle-Income Countries" in South Africa

A successful seminar on "Road Tunnel Operations in Low and Middle-Income Countries" in South Africa 

Cape Town (South Africa), 18-20 October 2017

PIARC's Technical Committee D.5 on "Road Tunnel Operations" and SANRAL (the South African National Roads Agency Ltd) decided to collaborate on the organization of an international seminar on "Road Tunnels in Low and Middle-Income countries" held in Cape Town, on the 18th- 20th October 2017...

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4th meeting of PIARC Technical Committee B.1

4th meeting of PIARC Technical Committee B.1 

Montreal (Canada), 29 October-2 November 2017

The meetings of the B.1 Technical Committee served as opportunities for members to talk about improvements in capacity, reliability, safety and energy economy, as well as the use of new traffic technologies and applications of a cost/efficiency ratio, either by interfacing with other modes or by using technical interface specifications. The B.1. Technical Committee also looked at big data and its applications in the transport sector.

>> To know more about PIARC TC B.1 - Road Network Operations/Intelligent Transportation Systems

4th meeting of PIARC Technical Committee B.3

4th meeting of PIARC Technical Committee B.3 

Brussels (Belgium), 14-17 November 2017

As part of this meeting, the Committee visited the headquarters of the Belgian Road Research Centre to find out more about best practices on Sustainable Multimodality in Urban Areas. The Committee also had the opportunity to share their progress on their reports.

>> To know more about PIARC TC B.3 - Sustainable Multimodality in Urban Regions

International Seminar "Current global approaches on the design, construction and operation of road tunnels"

Save the date! International Seminar "Current global approaches on the design, construction and operation of road tunnels"

Bogota (Colombia), February 28 - March 02, 2018

The Colombian program to build over 8,000 km of highways in this hilly country will result in the construction of over 150 new tunnels. PIARC will organize a seminar to analyse the operation aspects which should be considered from the design phase to offer an efficient, safe and sustainable tunnel operation. Experts from all over the world will meet to share best practices.

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International Seminar "Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations"

Save the date! International Seminar "Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations" 

San Jose (Costa Rica), April 18-20, 2018

Costa Rica is a country highly committed to the environment, they are aware of the relevance of issues as Climate Change, vulnerability and preservation of the ecosystems, sustainable energy and the social impacts on the population. Therefore, they are gathering with Technical Committee E2 to organize the International Seminar: Environment Considerations in Road Projects and Operations to be celebrated in San Jose city 18 - 20 April 2018.

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International Seminar "Achieving Successful Road Transportation through Effective Management and Organisation"

Save the date! International Seminar "Achieving Successful Road Transportation through Effective Management and Organisation" 

Beijing (China), April 25-27, 2018

The primary objective of the seminar is to exchange information on the establishment of tools to measure the performance of transport administrations and best practice for good governance.

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PUBLICATIONS

Advanced technology for data collection and information to users and operator 

Advanced technology for data collection and information to users and operator

The report provides brief summaries of projects from around the world, presented in the form of use cases that are representative of innovative ways of collecting, distributing, and making use of mobile data [...]

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Road tunnel operations: First steps towards a sustainable approach 

Road tunnel operations: First steps towards a sustainable approach

In terms of sustainable development, the current situation in the field of infrastructure varies greatly from one country to another. Certain countries have laid down regulations; a few have set objectives to be achieved, while others have no regulations at all. [...]

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Adaptation of road bridges to climate change 

Adaptation of road bridges to climate change

Climate change has now become a global issue of concern and it is for this reason that PIARC has incorporated it into the strategic themes and technical committees for the term 2012-2015. [...]

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COMING EVENTS

PIARC Events

XVth International Winter Road Congress 

February 20-23, 2018

Gdańsk (Poland)

PIARC will be there

97th TRB Annual meeting 

Washington (USA)

January 07-11, 2018

>> Find all events in the calendar! 

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