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  • Assessment of budgetary needs and optimisation of maintenance strategies for multiple assets of road network

    Good road infrastructure is a fundamental basis on which to build a strong economy and society. As the ability to conduct proper maintenance is largely influenced by the available budget, budget definition is an important starting point in realising the overall goal. Based on a comprehensive investigation [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 44
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R04EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-378-8
  • Security of road infrastructure

    This paper is addressing threats directed to the infrastructure. A correct understanding and a suitable handling of the security of road infrastructure is not only important to safeguard the infrastructure itself, but is also relevant to cover the protection of the social and economic values, the protection [...]

    • Date : 2015
    • Pages : 19
    • PIARC Ref. : 2015R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-357-3
  • Intermodal freight terminals - Challenges and good practices

    This report has been prepared by the Technical Committee B.4 Freight Transport and Intermodality of the World Road Association (PIARC). The report is organized in four main chapters: Chapter 1 identifies key stakeholders and describes the different types and functions of terminals which interact [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 218
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R05EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-315-3
  • Best practices for the sustainable maintenance of rural roads in developing countries

    Regular maintenance of roads is critical to the economic vitality of a country. In particular, a focus on rural road maintenance is needed when planning and operating a large transport network, as they are often deemed less important than paved roads and highways. When rural roads are neglected, it [...]

    • Date : 2013
    • Pages : 45
    • PIARC Ref. : 2013R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-284060-309-2
  • Strategies for road networks operation

    This report studies, in its first part, the strategies of management of congested areas and road corridors. Examples are presented of measures to reduce non-recurring congestion (traffic incidents, planned special events, work zones, real time traveler information); recurring congestion (including: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 90
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-295-4
  • Best practices for road safety campaigns

    The report presents key findings of a literature review of best practices for road safety campaigns, and relate these to actual road safety campaign practices by road administrations and authorities of fourteen countries who responded to a survey questionnaire. The report covers the following key [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R28EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-260-1
  • Guide to implement freight vehicle transport management

    This guide was prepared as an introduction to road freight transport management (RFTM) in an urban environment and to provide practical information. After a presentation of the objectives of R FTM, the report describes the different stages leading from the establishment of a partnership between the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R16EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-276-8
  • Public sector governance over urban freight transport

    This guide was prepared as an introduction to road freight transport management (RFTM) in an urban environment and to provide practical information. After a presentation of the objectives of R FTM, the report describes the different stages leading from the establishment of a partnership between the [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 150
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R15EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-274-1
  • Best practices of good governance - Institutional integrity

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. This report presents: - key definitions [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 117
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R17EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-257-1
  • Institutional integrity - Toolkit

    The increasing demands of Civil Society regarding accountability and transparency lead to promote institutional integrity and to act decisively against corruption. This counts the more for the road sector which has proven to be particularly vulnerable to corruption. In this context, Technical Committee [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 20
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-277-6
  • Dealing with the effects of climate change on road pavements

    Climate change can have a direct impact on the performance of our transportation infrastructure. The purpose of the report is to sensitize the road sector to the likely impacts of climate change on road pavements and to provide guidance on how to go about: -Assessing the vulnerability of road pavements [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 146
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R06EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-247-4
  • Financing, Contracting and Managing of Road System Investment

    The purpose of this report is to provide information on the current methods and approaches relating to: The different combinations of public and private sector involvement in the provision of sustainable road systems and the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these methods; The different [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 101
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R08EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-255-5
  • Human resources for the future

    An imbalanced, ageing workforce is a major threat for the continued successful operations of road administrations. This report prepared by the World Road Association (PIARC) Technical Committee B.1 Good governance of road administrations use case studies to examine: Skill gap identification both [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 138
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R11EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-261-X
  • Improved services for customers

    Needs and expectations of road users evolve. To provide appropriate services, the public sector should be more receptive to their suggestions. To ensure the public value, users must not only be heard but their input should be incorporated into the process and the services provided in the field of transport. [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 29
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-249-0
  • The connected vehicle

    The advent of Intelligent Transport Systems has provided new opportunities for improving the safety and efficiency of the road network. The development of intelligent vehicles, connected by wireless networks to the roadside infrastructure, brings opportunities and issues which are being discussed in [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-246-6
  • Recommendations regarding road tunnel drivers' training and information

    A follow-up on the report « Human Factors and safety from the view point of users » that was published in 2008 by the World Road Association, this new work by Technical Committee C4 - Road Tunnel Operations - aims at giving key information and instructions to drivers in order to enable them to adopt [...]

    • Date : 2011
    • Pages : 193
    • PIARC Ref. : 2011R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-235-0
  • Congestion in urban areas - Examples of counter-measures

    Congestion is a complex phenomenon, influenced by socioeconomic, technical, and human factors. The report examines twenty case studies and focuses on countermeasures against recurrent congestion on urban roads implemented in various cities. The countermeasures have been characterised by the nature/degree [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 145
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-232-6
  • Snow and ice databook, 2010

    Varying in intensity and duration, winter remains a season of unpredictability and extremes.Road network managers facing the rigours of winter must continually adapt their services to ensure the safety of road users, maintain accessibility and ensure the network is maintained to acceptable standards. [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 223
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R03EN
  • The concept of institutional capacity building and review of road sector projects

    Institutional capacity building (ICP) is one of the leading challenges in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.Road sector-related ICB refers to investment in people, institutions and practices that will enable these countries to achieve their road sector development objectives.It [...]

    • Date : 2010
    • Pages : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2010R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-231-8
  • Overview of winter maintenance contracts

    Road transportation has increased considerably in the past few decades and winter maintenance has become a public service activity of vital importance to the economy. Many production activities are organized with reduced inventories and just-in-time policies have developed considerably, resulting in [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-220-2
  • Urban road tunnels - Recommendations to managers and operating bodies for design, management, operation and maintenance

    Urban road tunnels are unique in terms of traffic characteristics (high volume, congestion during commuter periods, wide variety of vehicles, high percentage of buses, etc.), infrastructural design, difficulty of closing and urban environment. Recommendations are presented to managers and operating [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 110
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R15EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-216-4
  • Mitigation of negative impacts of increased movement of freight

    Roads remain the predominant mode of transport for freight in the world. The negative impacts are often stigmatized and the concern for sustainable development requires in particular, promotion of mitigation measures. This report provides an overview of initiatives, research projects and recent technical [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 175
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R13EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-213-X
  • CD-ROM of the PIARC Technical Committee on Management of Network Operations

    Road network operations combine a complex set of traffic management and user support actions to optimize traffic conditions in all circumstances. The knowledge in this area has been organized in the form of an electronic encyclopaedia that can be accessed on the PIARC website at: http://road-network-operations.piarc.org/ [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R10EN
  • Management of the operator - Emergency teams interface in road tunnels

    The purpose of this report is to assist the owners, operators of tunnels and emergency services to coordinate their operations in order to improve the level of safety for users, staff members and emergency teams during serious tunnel fires and tunnel incidents. The first part presents the most relevant [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 75
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-201-6
  • CD-ROUTE

    Minimum Equipment Required CD-ROUTE can be used on PC (386 at least, Windows 3.1, 95 & NT) and Macintosh® (68020 at least), Power Mac®, Mac OS version 7. Minimum equipment required: 16 Mo RAM, a hard disk and a 14'' colour screen (256 colours or more). The program is very easy to install. [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • PIARC Ref. : CD-ROUTEEN

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