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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Here's why DC is used in most trains over AC

AC or DC? Which one is best for electric traction motor trains?

HS2 Phase 2a: Technical evidence for a non-technical audience

In Part I of this article, Daniel Collins describes his experiences of working on the parliamentary phase of the HS2 Phase 2a project, which centres around engagement with petitioners (objectors) against the scheme and producing evidence to defend it against challenge. 

Five innovations that could shape the future of rail travel

While the rail sector is warily slow at introducing new technologies due to the long time it takes to plan and build new lines and vehicles, there are a number of technical innovations in development that, if adopted, could make the trains of tomorrow both faster and safer, writes Saikat Dutta, research fellow in railway mechatronics systems, University of Birmingham.

All roads really did lead to Rome

The key to creating and maintaining the Roman Empire was its roads, which would be a marvel of engineering even today.

Leuven named 2020 European capital of innovation

Leuven, Belgium, has been named the 2020 European Capital of Innovation for its use of innovation to improve residents’ lives.

Five things to know about making self-driving cars safe

Self-driving cars, or connected and automated vehicles, are closer than ever to becoming a mainstay on our roads. Already, many modern cars have self-driving capabilities – now the next step is full automation.


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