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  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - A Private Sector Roundtable

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations, PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in policy, [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 29
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R19EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-703-8
  • The Role of Transport Agencies in Shaping Disruptive Technologies and Service Models - A PIARC Survey Report

    Through its Technical Committee 1.1 Performance of Transport Administrations , PIARC is undertaking an extended investigation of disruptive technologies & service models impacting the roads and transport sector and how transport agencies are responding to the related challenges and opportunities in [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 65
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R18EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-701-4
  • Greening of Freight Transport

    As a major contributor to GHG emissions, freight transport also must be a part of the solution. This topic is evolving rapidly through innovations, new solutions, and experiences and will be of the utmost importance for road managers and public authorities. This document presents a number of good practices. [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 49
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R08EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-683-3
  • Control and Enforcement Measures to Reduce Truck Overloading and Associated Infrastructure Damage on Road Networks

    Overloaded trucks, poor vehicle conditions, driver fatigue and speeding remain big challenges in road freight transport for road authorities all over the world. These issues can cause severe road safety problems, substantial damage to the road infrastructure and environmental impacts. Overloading also [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 35
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R14EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-689-5
  • Well-Prepared Projects

    This collection of case studies includes 17 cases from 10 different countries participating in this task force, plus one case dedicated to the use of the SOURCE platform in the preparation of transportation projects. It comes after our first report delivered earlier in 2021 in which we reviewed the [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 123
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R12EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-687-1
  • Documents Relevant to Road Infrastracture and Transportation Security

    This document contains a review of literature on road infrastructure and transport security. The review focuses on the following topics: · Legislations and policies; · Standards; · Studies and researches; · PIARC reports; · Other reports; · Manuals and books; · Case studies [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 265
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R07EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-682-6
  • Diversity and Talent Management in Transport Administrations – The Road to Success?

    The World Road Association (PIARC) tasked the Technical Committee 1.1 (Performance of Transport Administrations) to analyze effective approaches for defining and promoting Diversity in opportunity across the roads and transportation sectors, and for attracting new talents into the transport industry [...]

    • Date : 2022
    • Pages : 23
    • PIARC Ref. : 2022R01EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-670-3
  • 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
  • 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
  • National Policies for Multi-Modal Freight Transport and Logistics

    In many countries around the world, national policies for logistics and freight transport are neglected or undervalued compared to passenger mobility and transport. Often, only some elements of freight transport policies are implemented. On the other hand, well-functioning logistics and freight transport [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 70
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R24EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-555-3
  • Truck-Traffic on Highways for Sustainable, Safer and Higher Energy Efficient Freight Transport

    This report presents research and findings on management and operation of truck traffic on highways and motorways for efficient and environmentally friendly, safer and energy efficient freight transport. There are increasing concerns about the issues related to freight transport on highways and motorways, [...]

    • Date : 2019
    • Pages : 61
    • PIARC Ref. : 2019R23EN
    • ISBN : 978-2-84060-553-9
  • 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

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