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The Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union, Umberto de Pretto, has been awarded the International Road Federation's highest and most prestigious individual distinction.

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IRF Announces Winners of 2015 Global Road Achievement Awards June 30, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. - International Road Federation Chairman Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel announced today the winners of the 2015 Global Road Achievement Awards competition. This year the IRF honored 12 projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation across...

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Sharing Knowledge Across Borders: IRF Releases Volume 6 of Flagship Journal June 18, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Volume 6 of the IRF Examiner (ISSN 2411-3867) -- a freely available periodical journal -- is now available for download. Now in its second year, the IRF's flagship technical journal has become a valuable global...

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Educating the Next Generation of Global Transport Leaders: Now Accepting Applications for IRF Fellowship Program June 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The International Road Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for the IRF Fellowship Program. The IRF Fellowship Program provides a one-time graduate level scholarship to young professionals who have strong academic...

The Find-A-Way Award was established in 2012 by IRF Chairman Abdullah Al-Mogbel to recognize outstanding leadership and commitment to safer roads by national, regional, and local governments. The Award is presented every year on the anniversary of the launch of the UN Decade of Action, with a goal to cut road traffic deaths and serious injuries by 50% in 2020.

IRF opens wide-reaching discussions on fostering a common culture of road safety, environmental sustainability and resilient road design in the Caribbean.

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On April 10, 2014, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly requested the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN regional commissions to facilitate organization of the Third UN Global Road Safety Week in 2015. The Week will be held May 4-10, 2015 under the theme “children and road safety”. The aim of the week will draw attention to the urgent need to better protect children and generate action on the measures needed to do so.

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During the 3-day International Highway Technology Summit, billed as China’s largest and most influential highway knowledge platform, the International Road Federation chaired a flagship multi-country panel discussion on China's new Silk Road Economic Belt program and organized training workshops on forgiving roads and asset management applications.

IRF Notes March 2015 Strengthening Capacity Globally IRF Opens Training Hub in Kuala Lumpur With the successful conclusion of IRF's signature Safer Roads by Design(TM) certified training course on March 15-24, and the announcement of a second offering of IRF's highly popular course on Performance-Based Contracts on May 17-27, the International Road Federation has found...

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The IRF held a training course on Asphalt Pavements: Materials, Construction, & Management from March 15-17, 2015 in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The course was attended by 130 delegates representing the entire road industry spectrum, including academia, contractors, consultants, and public sector officials.

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Delegates from ten countries participated in a seven-day IRF Safer Roads by Design© Across 6 Continents Certified Training Program that focused on Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Road Safety Audit and Traffic Engineering with a slant toward Motorcycle Safety in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from March 15 to March 24, 2015.

The International Road Federation is supporting the 2015 International Highway Technology Summit, which opens its doors in Shanghai on April 21. Held every two years, IHTS is the largest and the most influential highway knowledge platform in China.

The General Assembly and Board of Directors of the International Road Federation met in Paris on February 24, 2015 under the chairmanship of Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel.

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  IRF Notes February 2015 A Global Organization Serving a Diversified Membership 2015 IRF General Assembly Convenes in Paris, France Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel chaired the General Assembly, Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the International Road Federation, as well as a joint meeting with Council Members of the ITACET Foundation (pictured) on February...

Over the last 65 years, the IRF Fellowship Program has represented a life-changing opportunity for 1,371 transportation students to further their education and make lasting impacts in their home countries. On February 11, 2015, the IRF formally launched a campaign to raise US $4 million in endowments in pursuit of our goal to train the next generation of transportation leaders.

For the past 65 years, the IRF Fellowship Program has helped change the lives of 1,371 women and men in 117 countries. Through educational scholarships and a multi-day leadership program, these professionals have continued their education in areas related to transportation and greatly contributed to raising transport standards and quality of life in their home countries.

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  IRF Notes January 2015 Making a Difference, One IRF Fellow at a Time 66th Class of IRF Fellows Takes Part in Unique Leadership Course 30 IRF Fellows representing 22 countries as diverse as Haiti, Kenya and Indonesia took part in the International Road Federation's Road Scholar Program in January 2015. Timed with the Transportation...

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The Kenneth A. Stonex Roadside Safety Award was established in 1991 to recognize lifetime contributions to roadside safety. It was originally named for Ken Stonex, a General Motors employee who was a pioneer for roadside safety long before the seriousness of run-off-road crashes was recognized by most transportation agencies. The Transportation Research Board’s AFB20 Committee on roadside safety now presents the award annually to a deserving individual during TRB’s Annual Meeting.

The International Road Federation recognizes the significant role of the World Bank and other regional Multilateral Development Banks in influencing quality standards for road infrastructure and the broader transport system across all the countries where they operate.

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30 IRF Fellows representing 22 countries as diverse as Haiti, Kenya and Indonesia took part in the International Road Federation’s Road Scholar Program in January 2015. The 10-day program, timed with the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting, is an annual multiday leadership and orientation course which brings together the new class of IRF Fellows in Washington, D.C....

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The IRF organized a myriad of Regional Congresses, Certified Training Courses, Executive Workships and e-Learning Webinars in 2014. Download our complimentary publication today to learn more about how 2014 was an historical year for the International Road Federation.

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The International Road Federation formally concluded the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress Exhibition with a forward-looking roundtable discussion devoted to regional capacity-strengthening programs.

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Eng. Abdullah Al-Mogbel, chairman of the International Road Federation, has been appointed Minister of Transport with immediate effect

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For the second in a series of ITS courses specially tailored for the needs of fast-transitioning economies, the IRF assembled a multi-national cast of renowned instructors who delivered five modules focusing on major mobility applications. Held October 19–22, 2014, the course was attended by over 170 transportation and engineering professionals from a wide array of public agencies.

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The International Road Federation brings global transport sector experts together. Delegates attending the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition will receive an extensive overview do's and don'ts across a wide array of user categories.

The International Road Federation formally concluded the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress Exhibition today with a forward-looking roundtable discussion devoted to regional capacity-strengthening programs.

On day two of the IRF Asia Regional Congress, road safety agency heads and stakeholders from Asian nations joined in a high-level roundtable at the invitation of the International Road Federation.

More than 700 industry professionals representing 52 countries took part in today’s opening of the 1st International Road Federation Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition, a regional summit for road and transportation stakeholders held in Bali, Indonesia.

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October 2014 Edition IRF Recognizes 2014 GRAA Winners The nine winning projects include a signature bridge linking San Francisco to Oakland designed to meet high traffic volumes while adhering to stringent seismic engineering requirements, as well as Brisbane's flagship road project whose construction incorporated state of the art environmental mitigation measures. Also featured this year...

The International Road Federation brings global transport sector experts together. Delegates attending the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition will receive an extensive overview do's and don'ts across a wide array of user categories.

His Excellency Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, chairman of the International Road Federation, announced today the winners of the 2014 Global Road Achievement Awards competition. The 2014 awards honor nine projects from around the world, each leading the way in innovation and excellence in its respective area of the road industry. The selection was made by an international panel of senior road development specialists.

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September 2014 Edition 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress Underlines Vital Role of Roads Senior representatives from the World Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America and Odebrecht Latinvest joined the IRF for the opening of the 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress by Peruvian Minister of Transport & Communications, José Gallardo Ku (pictured). More than...

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Senior representatives from the World Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America and Odebrecht Latinvest joined the IRF for the opening of the 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress by Peruvian Minister of Transport & Communications, José Gallardo Ku

The IRF Examiner is a freely available periodical journal published by the International Road Federation featuring peer-reviewed technical papers by leading industry professionals. It is designed to broadcast — and build on — the sum of academic and technical knowledge assembled during the highly successful 17th IRF World Meeting & Exhibition in Riyadh. The IRF Examiner directly supports the IRF’s stated mission of creating a global marketplace of knowledge in support of informed policies and effective programs.

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Indonesia’s Vice-Minister of Public Works, Eng. Hermanto Dardak, has been awarded the International Road Federation’s highest and most prestigious individual distinction.

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The International Road Federation is the leading provider of best practices and technology applications designed to mitigate the risk and severity of road crashes. Delegates attending the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition will receive an extensive overview the do's and don'ts of safe road design and management across all user categories.

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July/August 2014 Edition Indonesia's Dardak named IRF Professional of the Year Indonesia's Vice-Minister of Public Works, Engineer Hermanto Dardak, has been awarded the International Road Federation's highest and most prestigious individual distinction. Since assuming office in 2010, Vice-Minister Dardak has notably overseen a historic acceleration of Indonesia's efforts to enhance its connectivity through unprecedented investments...

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The International Road Federation is the leading provider of best practices and technology applications designed to mitigate the risk and severity of road crashes. Delegates attending the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition will receive an extensive overview the do's and don'ts of safe road design and management across all user categories.

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia and one of the world's leading emerging market economies, is host to the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition. Join 1,000 transportation decision-makers and industry executives from across the region to gain unique insights into proven and innovative solutions, latest industry technologies and best practices suited to the region's mobility needs.

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia and one of the world's leading emerging market economies, is host to the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition. Join 1,000 transportation decision-makers and industry executives from across the region to gain unique insights into proven and innovative solutions, latest industry technologies and best practices suited to the region's mobility needs.

Indonesia, the largest economy in Southeast Asia and one of the world's leading emerging market economies, is host to the 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition. Join 1,000 transportation decision-makers and industry executives from across the region to gain unique insights into proven and innovative solutions, latest industry technologies and best practices suited to the region's mobility needs.

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Taylor Lochrane, a former IRF Fellow and immediate past chairman of the IRF Fellow Alumni Association, met Tuesday with U.S. President Obama to demonstrate new transportation technology. The presentation came during the President's visit to the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in Virginia.

It is in this sense that the 1st International Road Federation Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition is a timely and useful initiative for transport policymakers and practitioners throughout the region. The Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia is pleased to offer our their support to the Congress, and invite you to take part in this landmark event.

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The IRF Fellowship Program provides a one-time graduate level scholarship to young professionals who have strong academic backgrounds, professional qualifications, leadership potential, and a commitment to return to their respective home countries after graduation. Students selected for the Class of 2016 will also participate in the 10-day IRF Road Scholar Program, held in Washington, D.C. in January.

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June 2014 Edition IRF Carries Out Extensive Knowledge Transfer at 1st Africa Regional Congress   IRF President & CEO C. Patrick Sankey (left) is greeted by Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo (right) and Nigerian Minister of Works Arc. Mike Onolememen (center). In response to a growing demand for sustainable solutions to transportation challenges in Africa, the...

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The IRF, in a joint effort with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and local road authorities, conducted road safety training in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, and La Paz, Bolivia.
This custom two-day training program offered in each city was an overview that included infrastructure and design best practices and challenges, vulnerable road users, and road safety audits, all designed to help Ecuador and Bolivia build and manage safer road networks.

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Federal Republic of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan will deliver the opening address on the occasion of the 1st IRF Africa Regional Congress on June 4 in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Jonathan has been Nigeria's head of state since 2010, having previously served as federal vice president, as well as governor of the state of Bayelsa.

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