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MEDIA COVERAGE
2017

Road Tech: Addressing the challenges of traffic growth (The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Report)

The report examines the role of technology and smart engineering in addressing issues arising from the growth in traffic. The findings are based on desk research and interviews with innovators and subject matter experts. The STA Chairman, José F. Papí, is one of the 21

Road Tech: Addressing the challenges of traffic growth (The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Report)

Progress in Progress (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

The Energy Union Package defines a framework strategy for a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy, whose main targets for 2030 are: i) at least 40% of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; ii) at least 27% of share in renewable energy; and

Progress in Progress (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

Mapping Transport Disadvantage in Europe (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

Transport accessibility is recognised today as one of the most important issues to be solved within the next decade, both in the sense of social and/or mobility needs. The accessibility challenge impacts on a number of transport users’ segments (unemployed persons, those with disabilities, vulnerable

Mapping Transport Disadvantage in Europe (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 12 No. 1, Jul 2017)

2016

Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 11 No. 3, Dec 2016)

Today the cost of providing transport infrastructure is met directly through user charges, or indirectly through taxation. In the case of closed systems (rail, aviation), users pay for the infrastructure as a part of their overall transport charge. For open systems, primarily roads, there is

Earmarking fiscal income to transport infrastructure funding (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 11 No. 3, Dec 2016)

Safe and secure? (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 11 No. 3, Dec 2016)

Every year road accidents cause more than 3,600 fatalities and over 5,000 injuries in France. Furthermore in 2016 road fatalities increased by 3.1 per cent compared to the previous year. Notwithstanding, this situation is more or less the same across Europe so the time has

Safe and secure? (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 11 No. 3, Dec 2016)

Step-Free Mobility: a problem worth solving (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 11 No. 2, Aug 2016)

Stepping on loose flagstones or being raked by head-level barbed wire are our morning stories when we go to work. However, for people with disabilities ordinary travels around European cities are a daunting task. Many wheelchair users end up navigating only a small tranche of

Step-Free Mobility: a problem worth solving (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 11 No. 2, Aug 2016)

2015

The role of infrastructures in the Smart Mobility era (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 10 No. 3, Sep/Oct 2015)

As society moves ‘smarter’ transportation infrastructures should be looking at how they too can develop to increase convenience, speed and reliability in the system. STA Chairman José F. Papí discusses the importance of evolving customer expectations towards customisation and developing ‘smart’ solutions in this column featured in the third 2015

The role of infrastructures in the Smart Mobility era (Thinking Highways Column – Vol. 10 No. 3, Sep/Oct 2015)

EN1317: A standard out of date? (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 10 No. 3, Sep/Oct 2015)

The EN1317 European standard was developed within the framework of the Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC) and EN1317-5 serves as the basis for the CE marking of road safety systems, including barriers and guardrails, crash cushions, barrier extremities and transitions. While this has represented a major

EN1317: A standard out of date? (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 10 No. 3, Sep/Oct 2015)

A co-operative effort (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 10 No. 2, Jul 2015)

In the last few decades several initiatives have had a profound impact on the way road traffic and road safety are managed. Continuous development of data collection, processing and communications technologies have made available to users and traffic managers the mechanisms to increase their awareness

A co-operative effort (Thinking Highways Article – Vol. 10 No. 2, Jul 2015)