Roads and transportation


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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Improving the resilience of Ireland’s rail network: a decision support tool for slope assets

The Irish railway network is supported by earthworks mostly constructed in the late 1800s. These earthwork assets are generally not constructed to modern design standards. When combined with extreme rainfall events, which are becoming increasingly common, they can therefore pose a serious challenge to the safe, reliable running of the railway services. In 2014, Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail (IÉ) appointed Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), a specialist geotechnical engineering ...

A new approach to managing and developing Ireland's road network

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) was established through a merger of the National Roads Authority and the Railway Procurement Agency under the Roads Act 2015, with effect from 1 August 2015. TII's primary function is to provide an integrated approach to the future development and operation of the national roads network and light rail infrastructure throughout Ireland. TII brought together two organisations to provide high quality transport infrastructure and services, delivering a ...

All aboard the driverless bus: is automated public transport on the way?

Navigating a city without public transport is almost impossible. Under the strain of increasing urban populations and growing pressure to reduce pollution in metropolitan areas, public transport is constantly adapting. But is it changing fast enough? Jonathan Wilkins discusses the potential benefits of automation for public transport. The imaginative public-transport ideas of recent years have gathered both interest and controversy. Remember Elon Musk’s subsonic train, Hyperloop, and ...

Ireland's energy challenge: communicating the 'burning platform' of climate change

Dermot Byrne MEngSc, CEng, FIEI, the president of Engineers Ireland for 2016-17, presented his presidential address to a near-capacity crowd in Clyde Road on 20 September. His speech was entitled ‘Ireland’s Energy Challenge: A Personal Perspective’. The first part of his speech looked at past energy transitions and the factors that impact on their speed of completion. In this concluding part, he asks what energy transitions now have to take place, and how quickly, if we are to leave the ...

Irish engineers deliver multi-award-winning project in Auckland: Canada Street Bridge

In the first article in this series, Stephen Cummins and Andrew O'Connell outline the unique design and the inherent engineering challenges of the Nelson Street Cycleway and explain how it works together with the Canada Street Bridge. The Canada Street Bridge has a unique structure. The design philosophy that was adopted endeavoured to find a subtle balance between providing something simple, sculptural and elegant while also highlighting the complex engineering. For this reason, the ...

Irish engineers deliver multi-award-winning project in New Zealand

The vibrant Nelson Street Cycleway and Canada Street Bridge (Te Ara I Whiti: The Lightpath) is a spectacular realisation of the New Zealand’s Transport Agency’s (NZTA’s) vision to provide world-class cycling infrastructure throughout each major town and city in New Zealand. This new philosophy is being orchestrated through the NZTA’s Urban Cycleways Programme, with a view toward providing each town and city in New Zealand with a more liveable/sustainable attractive transport ...

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