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  • 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
  • Integrated approach to road tunnel safety

    This report proposes an integrated approach to road tunnel safety, which has been developed in co-operation with the European research projects SafeT and UPTUN. General principles and current perspectives on road tunnel safety are summarised, including practical tunnel project experience. An international [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 170
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R07EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-195-8
  • Guide for organizing, recruiting and training road tunnel operating staff

    This report has been produced by Working Group 1 (WG 1) "Tunnel Operation", for PIARC Technical Committee C3.3. Road Tunnel Operation. This report was developed through contributions from individual members of WG 1. The given recommendations have been reviewed by WG 1 and are commended to the reader [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R04EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-193-1
  • ITS Manual - 2nd edition

    Following the success of the ITS Handbook 2000, the PIARC Technical Committee on Network Operations has completed a new and extended edition. This new edition takes into account the experience gained over the last years; it provides information about the status of implementation of ITS technologies [...]

    • Date : 2006
    • Pages : 450
    • PIARC Ref. : Manuel STI - 2e edition / ITS Handbook - 2nd editionEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-188-5 Edition française / 1-58053-103-2 English version
  • Measures promoting alternatives to the road and intermodal terminals

    La croissance très importante du transport de marchandises par la route rend nécessaire la recherche d'une utilisation optimale des différents modes de transport dans une perspective de développement durable. Ce rapport présente les tendances et problèmes clés dans le transport intermodal. Il [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 175
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R02EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-192-3
  • A Conceptual Performance Indicator Framework for the Road Sector

    This paper deals with two strategic themes that the PIARC committee C15 on the Performance of Road Administrations was given to examine, namely: to propose an effective performance management framework and to identify internationally comparable measures of performance of the road system and road administrations. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-171-0
  • Decision-Making Processes in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Policies

    Investment and policy decisions in road transport infrastructure are often significant decisions in the life of governments and communities because of the large amounts of money involved and the impact that the construction and operation of the infrastructure can have on stakeholders, communities and [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-148-6
  • Development of tools for Performance Measurement

    This report constitutes the synthesis of the work carried out by the C15 PIARC Committee on the theme: "Development of Performance Measuring Tools". It aims at showing the principal performance indicators used in the PIARC countries and the use which can be made of them in order to improve the efficiency [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-054-4
  • Efficient Allocation of Financial and Budgetary Resources

    This report covers the work of PIARC Committee C15 on Performance of Road Administrations (C15) on efficient allocation of financial and budgetary resources. An evaluation of the efficiency of existing systems and economic appraisal methods to allocate financial and budgetary resources and a comparison [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 120
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-123-0
  • Evaluation and Limitation of Impacts social and environmental for Road Networks and Transport Policies

    One work area of the PIARC Committee 14 on "Sustainable development and Road Transport" concerns the evaluation and limitation of impacts of road networks and transport policies. The Road is life (Via Vita). This are the words contained in the logo of the World Road Association established in 1909. [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 274
    • PIARC Ref. : 14.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-163-X
  • Freight Modal Split

    The report provides a statistical overview of trends in freight transport concentrating on growth in different modes of freight transport, modal split for freight, average length of haul, and commodities transported. Where possible an attempt has been made to cover both domestic and international freight [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 144
    • PIARC Ref. : 19.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-179-6
  • Good Practice for the Operation and Maintenance of Road Tunnels

    This report complements the report entitled "Reduction of operational cost of road tunnels" which was presented and published at the Kuala Lumpur Congress in 1999. Various aspects of the management and operation of tunnels are considered. A method for providing continuity of management of safety, throughout [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 184
    • PIARC Ref. : 05.13.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-175-3
  • Internal Performance Improvement of Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration in relation to performance improvement of Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to characteristics of country situations so that it will be practicable for the information to be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-151-6
  • ITS HANDBOOK 2000

    Compiled by the World Road Association (PIARC) Committee on Intelligent Transport, ITS Handbook 2000 provides a full review of operational tests and early deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in various countries around the world. This unique reference delivers evaluation results and [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 436
    • PIARC Ref. : 16.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 1-58053-103-2
  • Methods to Obtain Public Participation in Road Project Development

    Informing and consulting the public in the development of major highway projects are important issues for decision-makers and can pose major challenges. This report summarizes some countries' requirements and practices for public participation. It also contains a brief description of several techniques [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 60
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-132-X
  • Optimizing the Existing Interurban Road Network

    As part of the PIARC 2000-2003 work program, the Committee on Interurban Roads (C4) decided to discuss and investigate the links between the various measures available for optimising the existing interurban road network. The objective of the group is to establish the measures which work best to improve [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 56
    • PIARC Ref. : 04.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-142-7
  • Procurement of Works, Goods and Services by Road Administrations

    This report sets out a framework for international collaboration on improving procurement of works, goods and services by Road Administrations. It develops the background for a dossier of best practice summaries linked to road network and organizational characteristics so that the information can be [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-143-5
  • Quality systems and improved performance

    The initial discussions of working group of the PIARC Technical Committee on Performance of Road Administrations (C15) on quality systems indicated that they were being used by road administrations to improve management at both the organisational and project level. The working group developed a conceptual [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 52
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-133-8
  • Restructuring of the Road Sector

    The aim of this report is to answer the question 'who is responsible for what' in dealing with road infrastructure and road transport issues concentrating strictly on organizational rather than financial issues even if it is often difficult to separate one from the other. The information contained [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 15.01.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-130-3
  • Road Design and Traffic Operation Guidelines to aid the Older Motorists

    Studies show that the number and percentage of older people in general, and older drivers in particular, are growing rapidly. By the year 2025 people aged 60 and over are expected to account for about 24 percent of the European population, 22 percent of the Northern American population, and almost 14 [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 68
    • PIARC Ref. : 10.03.BEN

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