Roads and transportation

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The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Roads and Transportation in the Engineers Journal

Transport apps are being hailed as a sustainable alternative to driving – but they’re not female-friendly

In the UK, 15% of women report experiencing harassment on buses or trains – leading to higher use of private vehicles, which many women view as safe 'cocoons' for mobility. Sharing transport through a system known as 'Mobility as a Service' could help; if the sexes adopted it at the same rate, there would be a significant positive impact on the environment, with thousands of private cars no longer needed on roads, writes Maurizio Catulli.

The drive to more sustainable pavements: Warm RAP trial on the N80

Dimitris Michailidis and David Hogan discuss their proposal to develop a binder and bituminous mixture which allows Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) mixtures to be produced at lower temperatures in the cold addition process. Alongside the environmental benefits of such an approach, it is also hoped that reduced ageing of the material through the mixing process will result in improved performance.

Safer take-off and landings with state-of-the-art radar and tougher windows

Foreign object debris on runways and bird strikes cost the airline industry billions of euros annually and create lengthy delays for passengers. Now, a company is developing a new radar system to deal with the multiple threats, and is focused at real-time identification of hazardous objects within a 10km radius of runways.

Transforming the travel experience for Hong Kong airport

Students propose solutions to reimagine the customer experience for Hong Kong’s airport city development. 

Design and lifecycle of road pavements: Delivering high-quality assets at minimal cost to consumers and environment

The traditional approach to road pavement design can be traced back to the 1950s in the UK and relied heavily on empirical practice; it was acknowledged at that time that a pavement structure is difficult to model theoretically and incorporates materials with complex mechanical properties, write TII's Tom Casey and Eddie Winterlich.

Getting up to speed: Why local authorities need to prepare for the EV wave

Recently Hertz ordered 100,000 electric cars, with an option to order 100,000 more, writes Eamon Stack. This first order is 25% of its fleet. Imagine all the tourists in rented electric cars heading to tourist hotspots in Ireland; where are they going to charge – on the way or while touring? And will there be tension between tourists and locals over the infrastructure?

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