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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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  • Impact of New Propulsion Techniques on Funding Road Infrastructure - Briefing Note

    This Briefing Note (BN) analyzes the impacts of modern advancements in vehicle’s propulsion techniques on the funding of road infrastructures at international level, considering the general and progressive shift to alternative fuels for the decarbonization of the road infrastructure and mobility sector [...]

    • Date : 2023
    • Pages : 27
    • PIARC Ref. : 2023R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-763-2
  • Best Practices in Funding and Financing of Road Infrastructure - Collection of Case Studies

    In the past programs, national and international technical committees focused on financing topics related to the design, build, operation and maintenance of road infrastructure, with emphasis placed on relevant elements that could be implemented across the infrastructure management process. Despite [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 99
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R13EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-688-8
  • How Countries Undertake Well-Prepared Projects: A Review on Ten Countries - Litterature Review

    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 : 63
    • PIARC Ref. : 2021LR03EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-651-2
  • 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
  • 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
  • Worldwide situation of road pricing and assessment of its impacts

    The report of Technical Committee " Road System Economics and Social Development " presents the state of road pricing schemes implemented or studied in the world, the corresponding developments and an assessment of their impacts. The panorama of pricing schemes covers the following twenty-two countries: [...]

    • Date : 2012
    • Pages : 246
    • PIARC Ref. : 2012R01EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-242-3
  • 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
  • Transportation infrastructure financing for sustainable development

    Today, countries are facing difficulties in allocating their financial resources amongst critically needed maintenance, and the desire to secure new infrastructure to increase network capacity and to preserve existing roadways. This report explores the various financial procurement strategies implemented [...]

    • Date : 2008
    • Pages : 211
    • PIARC Ref. : 2008R16EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-217-2

    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
  • Survey of focused funding of environmental mitigation

    Concerns about environmental quality, social equity and economic vitality have converged to produce a growing interest in the concept of sustainable development. Efforts are being made all over the world to increase the sustainability of development patterns and road transport. In countries throughout [...]

    • Date : 2007
    • Pages : 35
    • PIARC Ref. : 2007R03EN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-191-5
  • Cost Recovery and Dedication of Road User Fees

    Under the jurisdiction of PIARC Committee on Financing and Economic Evaluation (C9) an investigation was undertaken within PIARC member countries on the related topics of cost recovery of road user fees and the dedication of such fees to road or transportation purposes. The material that follows is [...]

    • Date : 1999
    • Pages : 60
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.03.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-056-0
  • 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
  • Evaluation and funding of road maintenance in PIARC member countries

    This report presents an up to date description and analysis of the methodologies used by PIARC member countries and international agencies for evaluation and funding of road maintenance. The common problem of inadequate attention to road maintenance is highlighted. The concept of a systematic approach [...]

    • Date : 2005
    • Pages : 80
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.08.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-182-6
  • Financing of Road Infrastructures: Guide for New Methods of Financing and Public/Private Partnership

    There are various types of road infrastructure financing, from "traditional" public funding through budgetary resource allocation relying on general taxes and duties, to "pure" private funding through limited recourse project financing based on road pricing or toll collection. But road investment needs [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 160
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.04.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-116-8
  • Planning & Budgeting on Road Network Level - Presentation of Budgets for Decision-Makers

    The maintenance of road networks is becoming increasingly important. For this reason we must seek to employ new management systems. Construction and maintenance of public roads are paid by taxpayers. Fundamentally the taxpayer (the road user) has financial responsibility for the system - their interests [...]

    • Date : 2000
    • Pages : 42
    • PIARC Ref. : 06.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-113-3
  • Public-Private Partnerships and other Innovative Partnerships in Financing Infrastructure

    One of the goals of the 2000 PIARC Strategic Plan is to improve the performance of road administrations through an exchange of information on best practices throughout the world. A strategy explored by the Technical Committee on Economic and Financial Evaluation - C9 was to identify successful experiences [...]

    • Date : 2003
    • Pages : 96
    • PIARC Ref. : 09.05.BEN
    • ISBN : 2-84060-146-X