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

Europe's rail infrastructure powers ahead with a focus on cutting noise pollution and safety amplifiers

With more people getting on track for sustainable high-speed rail, reducing noise pollution and sophisticated traffic management will boost adoption.

World of zero emissions sailing comes into focus thanks to wave of clean-energy tech

It’s full steam ahead for the European shipping industry as a new wave of clean-energy tech is set to throw greenhouse-gas emissions overboard.

Autonomous flight: When will pilotless aircraft be cleared for takeoff?

Airlines are keen to start using autonomous commercial aircraft to reduce flight crew costs and address pilot shortages, writes former Engineers Ireland president Dr Chris Horn.

Safety boosters make e-bikes even better than the wheel thing

If Europe is to meet its ambitious environmental goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, more and more people will need to cycle to get around. As World Bicycle Day, which took place in early June, celebrated pedal power’s undeniable benefits, we are curious to know what the bike and ebike of the future might look like.

On the road to cleaner, greener, and faster driving

Researchers use artificial intelligence to help autonomous vehicles avoid idling at red lights.

12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by research

Cities need to reimagine themselves by remaking what is possible to match what is necessary. At the heart of this, guided by better evidence of what works, they must do more to break free from cars, writes Kimberly Nicholas, associate professor of sustainability science, Lund University.

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