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2018

frontierCities2 Market Acceleration Grant (MAG) 2 call closed on 31 January 2018

Following the project’s consortium meeting held on 23 January 2018 and the subsequent two-day bootcamp hosted by STA at the B19 Country Club in Brussels, the Market Acceleration Grant (MAG)2 call closed on 31 January 2018. Out of the 160+ applications opened through the FundingBox

frontierCities2 Market Acceleration Grant (MAG) 2 call closed on 31 January 2018

SMARTI ETN: Training programme for 15 researchers starts

The network-wide-training programme of SMARTI ETN was launched in 2017 under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellowship programme (MSCA). After a number of preparatory months, all 15 researchers selected have started their PhDs across European universities. Fellows will spend the next 3 years working alongside roads and railways experts on the development and improvement of their

SMARTI ETN: Training programme for 15 researchers starts

New STA by-laws adopted

On 18 December 2017, a signing act formalised the decision adopted during the last STA General Meeting to transfer the association’s headquarters to Brussels, Belgium. Upon approval of the Belgian Government, the statute of STA as an international non-for-profit association (AISBL) under Belgian Law will be officially endorsed.

New STA by-laws adopted

2017

‘MAPPING TRANSPORT DISADVANTAGE IN EUROPE’ A COLUMN BY STA CHAIRMAN JOSÉ F. PAPÍ

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’ A COLUMN BY STA CHAIRMAN JOSÉ F. PAPÍ

‘Mission critical’: an event review on the Road Network Safety Management Workshop held in Málaga (Spain)

Road safety professionals from nine different countries gathered in Málaga, Spain, on 30 and 31 March 2017 to attend a Road Network Safety Management Workshop. The event was organised by the International Road Federation (IRF) – a global non-for profit organisation which aims at promoting

‘Mission critical’: an event review on the Road Network Safety Management Workshop held in Málaga (Spain)

STA co-organises a Road Safety Technical Forum with the Ministry of Transport of Cameroon (Yaoundé, 13-14 June 2017)

STA organises a 2-day Road Safety Technical Forum in Yaoundé on 13 – 14 June 2017, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport of Cameroon. The event will gather more than 70 road and mobility experts and is intended to promote the exchange of knowledge

STA co-organises a Road Safety Technical Forum with the Ministry of Transport of Cameroon (Yaoundé, 13-14 June 2017)

2016

Guidelines for improving road safety in emerging countries – Discussion Paper 1/2016 published

Addressing road safety in the developing world is key to developing efficient, safe and secure transport system for the future in these countries. More than 1.2 million people die every year as a result of road traffic collisions. Of these, 80% occur in low and middle-income countries

Guidelines for improving road safety in emerging countries – Discussion Paper 1/2016 published

STA shall present the HIPEBA project at the TRA2016 Marketplace Poster Session (Warsaw, Poland, 18-21 April 2016)

STA has confirmed that it will present HIPEBA, “High Performance Steel for Safer and More Competitive Safety Barriers”, at the TRA Poster session in the TRA2016 Marketplace. The poster will be exclusively available during the 6th Annual Transport Research Arena whose focus on Innovative Solutions for Tomorrow’s

STA shall present the HIPEBA project at the TRA2016 Marketplace Poster Session (Warsaw, Poland, 18-21 April 2016)

STA welcomes its 13th member: Laura Metaal BV

The STA leadership has approved membership for one of the Netherlands’ leading steel manufacturing companies, Laura Metaal Road Safety. Laura Metaal N.V. was founded in 1968 with a focus on developing opportunities like guard rail and hot rolled pressed parts for the heavy transport industry. Laura Metaal works at three

STA welcomes its 13th member: Laura Metaal BV

2015

STA General Meeting 2/2015 takes place on 20 May 2015

The second STA General Meeting of the present year was held last 20 May 2015. STA members reviewed the latest activities of the organisation, confirmed the launch of the new STA publications, the creation of new Technical Sub-Committees and a further involvement of the organisation in international technical conferences. The General

STA General Meeting 2/2015 takes place on 20 May 2015

STA leads the way to the Safety Barrier of the Future

A new Sub-Committee on Road Restraint Systems has been created within the framework of the STA Technical Committee 2 (Smart Safety & Security) to meet the unresolved challenges of a crucial element of the road infrastructure equipment.

STA leads the way to the Safety Barrier of the Future

STA supports civil drones market development across the EU

The Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) has become a signatory of the Riga Declaration, which draws the main principles for developing a drone services market in Europe. The market development of civil drones has the potential to foster jobs and growth in Europe, particularly within the

STA supports civil drones market development across the EU