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2019

New STA Discussion Paper reviews the application of Bluetooth Low-Energy networks to Smart Mobility Solutions

The 2nd Discussion Paper of 2019, authored by Francisco Aletta of Etelätär Innovation, offers a technical review of the so-called BLEUN research project (Bluetooth Low Energy Urban Networks). RTLS (Real Time Location Services) can be provided using different existing technologies, such as GPS (global positioning

New STA Discussion Paper reviews the application of Bluetooth Low-Energy networks to Smart Mobility Solutions

No barrier to success. Patrick Le Pense and Claudia Cofano assess the environmental impact of vehicle restraint systems (“Thinking Highways”, Global Edition, Volume 14, Feb-Mar 2019)

In a revamped format of leading magazine “Thinking Highways”, Patrick Le Pense and Claudia Cofano assess the environmental impact of vehicle restraint systems (“Thinking Highways”, Global Edition, Volume 14, Feb-Mar 2019) Climate change is nowadays considered as the most devastating environmental threat of our time. Several scientific

No barrier to success. Patrick Le Pense and Claudia Cofano assess the environmental impact of vehicle restraint systems (“Thinking Highways”, Global Edition, Volume 14, Feb-Mar 2019)

German ITS company SMEV AG becomes new STA Full Member

STA welcomes SMEV AG as a new STA Full Member. The company, headquartered in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, has developed SMEV ONE, an ITS Cooperative System that changes the way of addressing emergency responses in the Smart City. SMEV ONE is an exclusive and patented

German ITS company SMEV AG becomes new STA Full Member

2018

STA Announces the Awardees of the 2018 Annual Innovation Awards

STA has yet again the pleasure to announce the Awardees of the of the 2018 Annual Innovation Awards! The 2018 STA Best Innovation Project has been awarded to : Sustainable Pavements & Railways Initial Training Network (SUP&R ITN) – Award collected by Dr Davide Lo Presti, Principal

STA Announces the Awardees of the 2018 Annual Innovation Awards

New frontiersCities2 Bootcamp held in in Brussels

STA joined with partners and grantees start-ups at frontiersCities2 Bootcamp in Brussels on 26 & 27 September 2018. In total, some 50+ participants joined the workings, representing a total of 18 Start-ups and SMEs using FIWARE technology for smart cities applications. This intensive bootcamp acceleration

New frontiersCities2 Bootcamp held in in Brussels

STA Survey on Smart Sustainability (TC3) highlights that enhanced sustainability performance is at reach

The STA Technical Committee on  Smart Sustainability, TC3, chaired by Mr César Bartolomé, carried a survey during the month of September to assess the opinion of our readers with regards to the sustainability of transportation infrastructures and smart cities. The survey covered the different key aspects necessary to

STA Survey on Smart Sustainability (TC3) highlights that enhanced sustainability performance is at reach

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