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2018

‘Personal service: how crowdsourcing the Physical Internet in your neighbourhood can be considered smart mobility innovation’, an article by STA Chairman José F. Papí

Logistics require centralised planning and thinking. There is much research focusing on learning from ant colony and beehive analysis in order to create learning systems for logistics operations. But there is a limit on how much we can learn from ants and bees. Might it

‘Personal service: how crowdsourcing the Physical Internet in your neighbourhood can be considered smart mobility innovation’, an article by STA Chairman José F. Papí

‘Smart thinking, smart practice: An interactive exchange of ideas and best practices in the field of Smart Transportation Infrastructures’, an Event Review on the 2017 STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards held in Brussels (Belgium)

The Smart Transportation Alliance gathered 50+ experts at its annual landmark event, the 2017 STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards, held in Brussels on 28 November 2017. The event attracted specialists from the areas of finance, private industry, academia and government for an exchange of

‘Smart thinking, smart practice: An interactive exchange of ideas and best practices in the field of Smart Transportation Infrastructures’, an Event Review on the 2017 STA Annual Conference & Innovation Awards held in Brussels (Belgium)

STA Technical Committee on Smart Mobility, TC1, launches a survey on Smart Infrastructure and Smart Mobility

The STA Technical Committee on Smart Mobility, TC1, chaired by Dr Elena de la Peña (Asociación Española de la Carretera, AEC, Spain), has launched a survey to understand the perception of our readers on Smart Infrastructures, and on the future of Smart Cities. Transportation infrastructures

STA Technical Committee on Smart Mobility, TC1, launches a survey on Smart Infrastructure and Smart Mobility

2017

‘African Chapter’, STA’s training for the African continent

The ‘African Chapter’ is STA’s programme covering the African continent; it is devoted to promoting knowledge exchange and best practice on methodologies, techniques and norms related to transport infrastructures.

‘African Chapter’, STA’s training for the African continent

STA, covered in the ‘Road Tech: Addressing the challenges of traffic growth’ report produced by ‘ The Economist’ Intelligence Unit (EIU)

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

STA, covered in the ‘Road Tech: Addressing the challenges of traffic growth’ report produced by ‘ The Economist’ Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Rating the success of transport infrastructure project delivery – Technical Report 2/2107 published

Well-recognised tools have been developed/used to assess the viability of transport infrastructure investments such as cost-benefit analysis (CBA) and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) which compare the costs of delivery and operation/maintenance to benefits generated by the infrastructure. Other techniques consider the environmental and social impacts

Rating the success of transport infrastructure project delivery – Technical Report 2/2107 published

2016

STA reaches its first 1000 followers on Twitter!

STA has reached the milestone of 1,000 followers in Twitter. We look forward to welcoming many more followers in the coming months at @Smart_Transp. In addition, the monthly journal ‘STA in action’ already accounts for 3,065 subscribers to its English version and 2,811 subscribers to

STA reaches its first 1000 followers on Twitter!

Durability of ports as a key path to their sustainability – Technical Report 1/2016 published

Most of the decisions taken during planning and design stages of ports are irreversible and, consequently, each decision made during these phases will affect not only to its construction but also its exploitation. Factors such as the size of the port, its room for expansion,

Durability of ports as a key path to their sustainability – Technical Report 1/2016 published

STA delivers a Certified Programme on Road Equipment to the Ministry of Public Works of Cameroon

The training course took place in several locations in France in July 2016 and focused on providing with a broad understanding of the main road equipment safety measures available (road restraint systems, vertical & horizontal signing) in the light of international best practices. In addition,

STA delivers a Certified Programme on Road Equipment to the Ministry of Public Works of Cameroon

2015

STA Annual Conference (24 November 2015): Programme and Innovation Awards Recipients – Release 3rd week of October

Next week the 2015 Awards Recipients will be announced along with the Programme for the 2015 STA Annual Conference. This landmark event will offer an innovative review of the current state of deployment of Smart Transportation Infrastructures connecting people and businesses. Please mark your calendars to

STA Annual Conference (24 November 2015): Programme and Innovation Awards Recipients – Release 3rd week of October

A new STA Discussion Paper reviews ‘Smart’ Infrastructure Investments

A new STA Discussion Paper reviews smart infrastructure investments as a way to tackle growing demands. As developed nations continue to strengthen their economic competitiveness they have expanded investments. The linear expansion model for transportation infrastructures has been unable to solve all mobility problems and has

A new STA Discussion Paper reviews ‘Smart’ Infrastructure Investments

‘The role of infrastructures in the Smart Mobility era’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí

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

‘The role of infrastructures in the Smart Mobility era’, a column by STA Chairman José F. Papí