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  • Disaster Management: The Effects And Management Of Covid-19 Whilst Looking To The Future

    No matter what the disaster is, no matter what the pandemic is, we as road administrators must minimize the disaster impacts to our transportation infrastructure. To share the experiences of disaster management amid COVID-19, PIARC TC 1.5 “Disaster Management” of PIARC and TRB AMR00(2) “Transportation [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 12
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-662-8
  • Automated Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators and Road Authorities

    Vehicle Automation – at SAE levels 3, 4 and 5 – is still in a testing phase in most countries. Many tests at level 3 have been performed successfully on open roads without any changes to the road infrastructure and without any observed impacts on congestion. There are various situations which necessitate [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 83
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021R03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-653-6
  • How Countries Undertake Well-Prepared Projects: A Review on Ten Countries

    It is well acknowledged that good project preparation tends to deliver better outcomes (benefits) as well as providing good project management performance (with respect to budget, delays and quality). This report presents processes put in place in 10 countries to deliver well-prepared transport projects. [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 27
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021LR03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-651-2
  • COVID-19: Survey of Impacts and Responses from the Global Roads and Transport Sector

    In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world, creating massive impacts and challenges for multiple sectors, including roads and transport. PIARC took action rapidly, forming a COVID-19 Response Team and initiating a programme of knowledge-sharing webinars.  The Response Team also [...]

    • Date : 2021
    • Pages : 50
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021BN01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-647-5
  • COVID-19: initial impacts and responses to the pandemic from road and transport agencies

    The road transport sector, and the organisations and professionals who manage it, is an essential service and PIARC recognized the potential for COVID-19 to cause severe disruption to the road transport sector early on. In mid-March 2020, PIARC moved to establish a formal PIARC COVID-19 Response Team [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 150
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-728-4
  • Preserve Earthworks and Rural Roads from the Impact of Climate Changes

    This report puts together good practices on the various regional approaches to the impacts of climate change on roads and little hydraulic works. The subject has already been addressed during previous PIARC cycles but more on the general geotechnical aspect. It includes the definition of the climatic [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 134
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-626-0
  • Principles for Cooperation and Collaboration between National and Local Road Agencies

    This report analyses general areas of cooperation amongst road authorities at the various levels and the various institutional tools utilised to ensure integration. The need for cooperation between national, federal, provincial, state, local and municipal road agencies is becoming more pronounced. Noting [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 235
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-625-3
  • COVID-19: Key Lessons for the Road and Transport Community from the Latest PIARC Webinars

    PIARC organizes weekly online discussions on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. They are open to experts appointed by their National PIARC First delegate and to PIARC Technical Committee / Task Force members. The objective of the sessions is to share knowledge and current practice between PIARC members [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 6
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN02EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-619-2
  • COVID-19: Key Lessons for the Road Community from the first PIARC Webinars

    PIARC organizes weekly online discussions on the response to the COVID-19 crisis. They are open to experts appointed by their National PIARC First delegate and to PIARC Technical Committee / Task Force members. The objective of the sessions is to share knowledge and current practice between PIARC members [...]

    • Date : 2020
    • Pages : 3
    • PIARC Ref. : 2020BN01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-616-1
  • Road Safety - Catalogue Of Case Studies

    Knowledge comes from the analysis of successes and un-successes. Case Studies collection represents an important step toward the construction of knowledge. PIARC Case Studies Catalogue contains the description of a set of interventions designed, implemented and operated worldwide to improve road safety [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 385
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R47EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-604-8
  • Review of Global Road Safety Audit Guidelines – With Specific Consideration for Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    This report has involved a comprehensive review of current Road Safety Audit Manuals and Guidelines from a range of different countries to establish current practices and considers previous international reviews to determine key areas where additional guidance is required, or exemplar practice is well [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 33
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R41EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-589-8
  • Best Practice Guide to Air Quality in Relation to Road Operations

    Air pollution linked to road transport has received significant political, media and public attention since the mid 2010s. However, despite improvements in vehicle efficiencies over past decades, emissions from vehicles still contribute significantly to concentrations of air pollutants above standards [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 171
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R31EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-566-9
  • Ex-Post Evaluation of Road Projects

    Effective planning and policy development depend, in part, on the availability of suitable models for predicting the effects of project alternatives, and on an understanding of model limitations. A Swedish case study illustrates how the predictive models can be improved by incorporating the lessons [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R34EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-569-0
  • Refinement of PIARC’s International Climate Change Adaptation Framework for Road Infrastructure

    Climate change will have significant impacts on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of global road infrastructure. IPCC projections estimate that the Earth will become warmer, some regions will become wetter overall and some will become drier, sea levels will rise and storm surge height [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 66
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R30EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-577-5
  • Setting Credible Speed Limits - Case Studies Report

    This report of case studies on the topic of speed limits includes a series of implemented countermeasures or experimental proofs of concept to help improve the road safety in a specific location or area. PIARC didn´t work on specific speed issues in the past periods, therefore this report also contains [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 35
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R26EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-560-7
  • Framework on Measuring Effectiveness and Efficiency of Transport Administrations

    Around the world, governments and the communities that they serve are seeking to better understand if the services delivered by the public sector are meeting long term strategic objectives and the societal outcomes and needs of citizens. Public service organizations, including the transport sector, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 43
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-551-5
  • Evaluating the Transformation of Transport Administrations

    Road and transport administrations across the world face a range of pressures to change the way they plan, organise and deliver services. These pressures vary in nature, for example from changes in the demographic and customer base, the introduction of disruptive technologies, evolving economic, social [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 116
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-547-8
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Response Measures Including the Development of a Culture of Transparency and Accountability

    As early as 2003, PIARC Executive Committee considered that fight against corruption was an important topic that deserved to be analyzed by an ad hoc Technical Committee. Since then, this topic has been studied on a regular basis in the different cycles; in particular, a conceptual model (“cycle of [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R15EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-534-8
  • Big Data For Road Network Operations

    Currently, several technological developments are influencing the day-to-day work of road network operators. Automation, internet of things (IoT), smart systems, mobility services, artificial intelligence and big data are aiming to improve traffic operations and enhance mobility. Among these technologies, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-559-1
  • State of the Art in Monitoring Road Condition and Road / Vehicle Interaction

    This report is a follow-up on the report "State of the art in monitoring road condition" which was finalised in 2015 (PIARC reference 2016R17EN). The 2015 report summarises the then current state of the art regarding the collection of road condition and road/vehicle interaction data, providing an overview [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-84060-530-0
  • Connected Vehicles - Challenges and Opportunities for Road Operators

    The deployment of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication, also known as cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) is speeding up in many developed countries. For example, Japan has already an operational system at national level, the United States are considering [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R11EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-522-5
  • Guide to good practice performance frameworks

    Good performance information is an essential part of good management in any organisation. It assists in ensuring accountability, transparency and aids decision making across the board on a range of activities undertaken by road and transport administrations. Organisations have been collecting information [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 33
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R22EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-412-9
  • Evolution of the mission and structure of transport administrations

    In the 2012 - 2015 WRA Cycle, Working Group 1 has focused on investigating the evolution of missions and structures of road administrations in the context of multi-modal planning and delivery. Included within this scope are various methods of planning integration and informal and formal collaboration [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 73
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-415-0
  • Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures

    There is increasing emphasis on good governance practice to build and maintain institutional integrity within road and transport administrations. Working Group 3 dealing with "Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures" within Technical Committee 1.1 on'Performance of Transport Administrations' of [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 59
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R21EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-410-5
  • Cooperative Vehicle Highway Systems

    We can consider that the most recent developments of the vehicles are: the massive deployment of sensors, actuators and computers allowing to develop a kind of "vehicle and transport system intelligence"; their ability to communicate among themselves or with the infrastructure through the concept [...]

    • Date : 2016
    • Pages : 51
    • PIARC Ref. : 2016R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-386-3

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