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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Roads and Transportation in the Engineers Journal

Pandemic freight emissions reached 2030 target in just months. How do we make the changes stick?

Millions of planes, trucks, trains and ships were plunged into a massive experiment, disrupting supply chains as national borders closed and industries shut down. Researchers and industry are now looking to see if any of the changes will stick.

UK firm builds 120-kWh all-electric Rolls-Royce Phantom V – yours for a mere €550,000

Lunaz Design reinvented the Rolls-Royce Phantom V as all-electric for a new generation of luxury. 

How to mix old tyres and building rubble to make sustainable roads

New material combines recycled concrete aggregate and rubber in a mix precisely optimised to meet road engineering safety standards.

Lessons from the Clean Air Car Race 50 years later

The Clean Air Car Race, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in August 2020, had a lasting impact on the US auto industry, government regulations, and the students and faculty who took part.

Urban rail transport automation: An overview

Although digitalisation’s impact on society is a topical subject at present, the 'digital railway' concept has been around for some time now, writes Chris Cox.

Transport networks: Being resilient and change ready

Transport networks are constantly challenged by the occurrence of hazards. In Ireland, in recent years, the transportation network has experienced important disruptions, caused by several storms, and these episodes have shown the vulnerabilities of the network and the serious impact that they can have on the users and the economy, write UCD's Beatriz Martinez-Pastor and Vikram Pakrashi.


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