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

Radical railways: 15 technologies that could drive the future of trains

Iarnród Éireann trial to stabilise tracks with underlying weak subgrade at Corracullin bog

During August 2019, Iarnród Éireann undertook trial stabilisation works to the track at Corracullin bog on the border between Co Offaly and Co Westmeath, with the objective being to trial a method of track stabilisation without removing the tracks, writes Colin Hedderly.

A 2020 guide to electric and hybrid cars

Last year was an amazing year in the world of electric vehicles (EV), and there has been no shortage of eye-catching headlines, from the government’s new plan for 1,000,000 electric cars by 2030, to the Hyundai e-Kona and Tesla Model 3 arriving on our shores, writes University College Cork's John Hayes.

E-scooters – cities should embrace them

Large ungainly versions of the childhood microscooter have started to populate cities around the world, writes Stefan Gössling.

A step change in open ocean transport – how far can it lead?

Having worked at wave energy R&D for some years, Irish SME Jospa Ltd discovered a novel way to propel a tug that produces significant bollard pull, using wave motion only, writes Patrick Duffy.

Business lessons from 'Ford v Ferrari'

A look at the popular film through a lens of systems thinking and process improvement.


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