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April 2010 Edition

Call for contributions for IRF Bulletin
Urban Mobility

Dear [fname],

The next series, to be published this year, will cover Urban Mobility and Rural Road Transport Systems. First in line will be the publication of the IRF Bulletin on Urban Mobility, scheduled for July, 2010.

This Bulletin will cover the following themes:

- Sharing the Road
- Bus Rapid Transit
- Walking and Cycling
- Urban Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and congestion
- Environmental issues – noise, air pollution

We hereby invite you to submit your contributions to the IRF Bulletin on Urban Mobility. Dont miss this opportunity to highlight your ideas, findings, best practice and research in this widely read and influential publication. Articles should be around 500 to 1,500 words in length and include graphs and photos, as well as logos and other illustrations as appropriate. They should be submitted to the IRF Geneva office by 15 June, 2010.

Advertising in the Bulletin represents a valuable and highly visible opportunity to make your organisation stand out, both as an active IRF member and as a dedicated supplier of goods and services to a large, targeted audience of regular readers. We, therefore, kindly ask you to consider placing an advert in the Bulletin on Urban Mobility. For further information, please contact Maria Novikov at mnovikov@irfnet.org.

Sibylle Rupprecht
Director General
IRF Geneva

IRF at Intertraffic 2010

This year, Intertraffic, the world's leading trade fair in the field of infrastructure, ITS traffic management, safety and parking, celebrated its 20th anniversary with its biggest ever show. Held in Amsterdam from 22-26 March, the event brought together over 800 exhibitors, from more than 40 countries, to showcase the latest industry trends and developments. Virtually the entire top 50 global concerns were in attendance. Intertraffic 2010 also offered an even wider range of theme categories. In addition to its regular segments, the scope of the event was expanded to include two new sections, environment and cooperative systems.


BSEC Working Group on Transport meets in Istanbul

A meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Working Group on Transport took place on 24 March in Istanbul. It was attended by representatives from the Member States of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. The Czech Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran attended as observers. IRF and IRU were present as international partner organisations.


Keynote presence of IRF at China National Forum

The 5th China National Forum on Innovative Highway Technology was convened in Beijing from 7-9 April. Organised by the China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS) - a member of IRF - the theme for this year's forum was "Technical Innovation and Scientific Development on Roads". IRF was kindly invited to deliver a keynote address on the opening day. After providing an overview of international policy and legislative trends in the field of green road infrastructure, Susanna Zammataro, Deputy Director General (IRF Geneva), focused specifically on the scope and functionalities of CHANGER, IRFs pioneering new Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure projects.


Unprecedented success for 2010 Senior Road Executive Programme

Together with the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Birmingham (UK), IRF hosted a highly successful Senior Road Executive Programme from 12-24 April, 2010. This important international seminar gave participants a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and experience, as well as enhance their technical, managerial and policy-making skills. In this respect, the course was designed to equip them with a solid grounding from which to implement improved road management and financing techniques, once back in their own countries.


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calendar Upcoming Events
25-28 May 2010

16th IRF World Meeting 2010

Lisbon, Portugal

3 - 6 August 2010

Preserving our Highway Infrastructure Assets

Orlando, Florida, USA

8-10 September 2010

IRF Workshop on Performance Based Contracts & Evaluating Asset Condition

Texas, USA

20 - 23 September 2010

Third Latin American Regional Congress

Colombia, USA

3-6 October 2010

IRF North America Regional Congress

New York, USA

11-14 October 2010

4th SARF/IRF Regional Conference for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

19-20 October 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Tokyo, Japan

21-22 October 2010

Roadside & Work Zone Safety Workshop

Seoul, Republic of Korea

26 October 2010

gTKP Workshop on Urban Mobility and Environment

Jinan City, Shandong, China

27-29 October 2010

IRF / gTKP / CHTS 2nd International Convention on Rural Roads

Jinan City, Shandong, China

31 October - 9 November 2010

IRF Executive Seminar - Performance Based Road Maintenance Contracting

Orlando, Florida, USA

25-26 November 2010

5th Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India

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25-28 May 2010

International Road Federation

World Meeting 2010

Lisbon, Portugal


11-13 October 2010

Preserving Africa's Roads - SARF

Cape Town, South Africa


26-29 October 2010

IRF/gTKP/CHTS Rural Roads Convention



25-26 November 2010

5th Regional Conference on Road Safety

New Delhi, India

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