Publications Routes/Roads Road network operations

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of road network operations. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Emergency Communications At The Forth Bridges

    Scotland’s Forth Bridges provide a pertinent case study on the use of web media and social networks to manage emergencies on an important transport link.In June 2015 the Scottish Ministers, through their agency Transport Scotland, appointed a new Operating Company to take over the management and maintenance of the Forth Road Bridge. They chose to keep and evolve existing web-based communication channels in order to retain followers and capitalise on established trust and goodwill.

  • Intelligent Controlled Compact Parking – Pilot implementation of a new parking management for trucks

    Due to the enormous increase of commercial freight transport on motorways in Germany it is often problematic for truck drivers to find safe parking places for longer rest periods during the night. Even though expansions have been made to satisfy the demand, overcrowding and dangerous situations still occur as a result of vehicles parking on the entrance and exit roads of rest areas. According to an investigation in 2013 by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS), about [...]

  • XXVI World Road Congress – Abu Dhabi, October 2019 Connecting Cultures, Enabling Economies - General Report

    The General Report of the XXVI World Road Congress has been prepared by GHD under contract with the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. It has not been possible to include the conclusions of all sessions in this report. They will be available from PIARC’s website.

  • Electric Roads: A Solution for the Future

    This article communicates on the results of a state-of-the-art review and feasibility study of ERS concepts, focusing on implementation from a road administrations perspectivethat the World Road Association (PIARC) commissioned TRL (United Kingdom).

  • Enhancing the Benefits Ascribed to «Bus Rapid Transit» Projects

    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a transportation system built around bus routes in the aim of providing an efficient and high-quality service similar to that inherent in rail modes, by taking advantage of the flexibility, speed of execution and reduced costs associated with road transportation modes. BRT thus contributes to cities’ transportation supply a pragmatic and affordable component that adapts to the pace of urban growth.

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