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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 in the country’s highway program.
“Over the course of a distinguished career, Vice-Minister Dardak has spearheaded key infrastructure programs that have readied Indonesia for the challenges of the 21st century,” noted Eng. Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel, chairman of the International Road Federation. “The Award Nominating Committee also took note of Engineer Dardak’s efforts to foment bonds between the students of today and leaders of tomorrow, a goal which is enshrined in the founding principles of the International Road Federation.”
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IRF Asia Regional Congress: 7 Themes, 40 Subthemes, 50 Sessions, 150 speakers

The 1st IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition features more than 50 plenary, executive, partner and technical sessions covering key aspects of Asia’s transportation challenges. Secure your seat today to meet the region’s most influential decision-makers and learn about infrastructure programs in a fast-expanding economy.

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Who You Need To Know in Latin AmericaJoin senior representatives from the World Bank, the Development Bank of Latin America, the United Nations Environment Program and transport ministries from the region in an essential forum addressing shared infrastructure and mobility challenges. Against a backdrop of rapid growth in vehicle ownership, the 4th IRF Latin America Regional Congress will discuss game-changing ideas in the areas of safety, sustainability and asset preservation to ensure innovation and good practices are shared faster than is the case today.

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Now Available: IRF Examiner Volume 2 – Road Asset Management

Increased vehicle travel, aging physical infrastructure, and escalating maintenance cost all put demands greater than ever on the transportation system. Volume 2 of the IRF Examiner covers a multitude of asset management-related papers addressing the collection and use of essential road and bridge data, enabling agencies to forecast future condition to help with planning and programming.

IRF Presents Programs, Discusses Shared Objectives with Asian Development Bank

IRF Vice President for Global Programs and Membership Services Magid Elabyad recently met with the Bank’s Transport Community of Practice to discuss potential partnership and collaboration opportunities in the region. Elabyad presented IRF’s strategic vison in Asia Pacific to increase its activities significantly to help the region leverage IRF’s significant knowledge and information sharing network to help build better, safer and more sustainable roads. IRF will be attending ADB’s Transport Forum in September 2014.

Safer Roads By Design Across Six Continents – Secure your Seat Today

IRF will be holding the fourth edition of its acclaimed road safety training program for highway engineers and road safety managers on November 30 – December 9 in Orlando, Florida. The seminar is one of the most comprehensive and best rated road safety training programs in the world, featuring experts from a variety of countries presenting best practices and state of the art technologies in roadside safety, work zone safety, vulnerable user safety, traffic management and road safety audits.

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IRF Fellow Speaks with President Obama on Transportation Technology and Innovation

Taylor Lochrane, a graduate of the IRF Fellowship Program and immediate past chairman of the IRF Fellow Alumni Association, met 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.

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September 8-10, 2014
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October 19-29, 2014
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November 17-19, 2014

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