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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Approaches to evaluation of social impacts of road projects

    This report reviews the approaches used to evaluate social impacts associated with the development and use of roads, at the project level. After an analysis of the limits of traditional project assessments, the report reflects the diversity of the perception of social impacts in different countries. [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 132
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R19EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-281-4
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pricing as a tool for funding and regulation in an equity's perspective

    Traditionally, instruments such as taxes, charges and tolls have been used for funding infrastructure construction and maintenance. In recent years, pricing has been used for regulatory purposes as a measure against congestion, for mitigating environmental impacts; and for safety improvement. The [...]

    • Date : 2009
    • Pages : 157
    • PIARC Ref. : 2009R05EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-225-3
  • The use of monetised values for socio-environmental impacts of road projects

    This report presents the current practice of monetising socio/environmental impacts in road project appraisal methodologies. It presents: a synthesis of the responses from 13 countries to an international survey; an overview of the HEATCO study on road project appraisal techniques across 25 countries [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 107
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R19EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-219-9
  • Modelling Road Deterioration and Works Effects in HDM-4

    This document is the sixth volume in the series of seven volumes of HDM-4 documentation. It gives a detailed description of the road deterioration and works effects (RDWE) models currently in HDM-4 and provides some background to their development, particularly from HDM-III to HDM-4. Also included are [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 296
    • PIARC Ref. : HDM4-Volume6EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-103-6
  • Modelling Road User and Environmental Effects in HDM-4

    This document is the seventh volume in the series of seven volumes of HDM-4 documentation. It covers modelling road user and environmental effects (RUEE). The report presents an overview of how they are introduced in studies and describes representative vehicles. The second section deals with road [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 412
    • PIARC Ref. : HDM4-Volume7EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-103-6
  • Costing and Pricing of Road Use

    The 2000-2003 PIARC Strategic Plan establishes five strategic themes. Strategic Theme 4: Management and Administration of the Road System has the goal to improve the performance of road administrations in the provision, operation and management of road infrastructure and its use in accordance with international [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-149-4
  • 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
  • Economic Evaluation Methods for Road Projects in PIARC Member Countries

    A working group of Committee C9 on Financing and Economic Evaluation has prepared this report. It was conducted as a questionnaire survey of all member countries of C9 in 1997, supplemented with information from other available sources e.g. publications and reports. The data contained in this report [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 92
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.02.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-055-0
  • Economic Evaluation Methods for Road Projects in PIARC members countries

    PIARC Committee C9 on Economic and Financial Evaluation has prepared this report to present an up to date description and analysis of the methodologies used by PIARC member countries and international agencies for economic evaluation of road projects, the range and valuation of the impacts considered, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 84
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.07.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-173-7
  • Methods for Selecting Road Investment

    Written by the PIARC Economic and Finance Committee, the paper is concerned with public improvements and the relevant methods of investment appraisal. The aim is not to set down a rigorous appraisal methodology but to provide guidance to enable each decision maker to adopt appropriate methods within [...]

    • Date : 1991
    • Pages : 152
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.01.BEN
  • 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
  • Planning and Programming of Maintenance Budgets

    Maintenance is essential to prevent the deterioration of asset value and ensure user safety. However, the budgets allocated for maintenance are often considered insufficient to keep the infrastructure at optimum levels. The reasons for this funding shortfall can be a lack of means within the road administration, [...]

    • Date : 2004
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-168-0
  • The Role of Economic and Socio-economic Models in Road Management

    In a context where the Public Administrations experience a stronger and stronger demand on social policy, and where road budgets, especially road maintenance budgets, tend to be tightened or even scaled back, the economic evaluation - and optimization - of road maintenance actions and/or policy becomes [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 64
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.06.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-144-3
  • Whole Life Costing of Roads - Flexible Pavements

    The objective of the Road Technology Topic Area set out in the 1995-1999 PIARC Strategic Plan is "to improve the provision, maintenance and performance of road infrastructure in accordance with international best practice". One of the essential requirements to meet this objective is a means of assessing [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 200
    • PIARC Ref. : 08.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-119-2
  • Whole-Life Costing of Roads - Concrete Roads

    In 1996, PIARC Technical Committee on Concrete Roads (C7) created a subcommittee on the theme "Whole Life Costing (WLC)". On the basis of a broad view over the subject, based on the existing WLC systems in Sweden and UK (COMPARE), two questionnaires were drawn and issued in 1997. The result of the [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 72
    • PIARC Ref. : 07.09.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-94060-114-1

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