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To discuss the future of our transport network and how investment in infrastructure will help our economy recover, James Banks, host of AECOM’s Talking Infrastructure series, spoke to representatives from the HS2 high-speed rail project and the government agencies in charge of our roads and rail network, Highways England and Network Rail.
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Building transportation supply chain resilience after a pandemic – collated resources of TRB. The transportation industry is relying on the knowledge gained from past freight supply chain disruptions and documented by TRB to successfully handle COVID-19 and its aftermath.
[ Web Page ]
PIARC’s response to Covid-19 presents knowledge and references that PIARC shares to support its members and professionals in the roads and transport sector.
[ Website ]
Webinar recording from TRB Transportation & Covid-19 – Practices from other disease outbreaks
[ Webinar ]
The guidance, which has been prepared by the international experts on PIANC’s Working Group 178, provides an introduction to the potential consequences of climate change and some of the challenges to be addressed if ports and waterways are to adapt effectively.
[ Guidance ]
Alan Bjerga, Agricultural Correspondent for Bloomberg has been writing about how the ability of global trade to feed the world is one of the great success stories of the past generation. But the planet is at rising risk of choking on its good fortune.
[ Article ]
The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the transformation of the global transportation industry.
[ Article ]
Meaningful policy measures that address rising CO2 from international aviation and shipping remain inadequate. This article in Climate Policy journal quantifies 2 ºC pathways for these sectors, highlighting the need for mitigation measures to be urgently accelerated.
[ Abstract / Journal Article / Paper / Research ]
Strategies for enhancing resilience in transportation infrastructure systems include redistributing available funding through a special funding vehicle, using resilience-based performance measures.
[ Abstract / Journal Article / Research ]
The report documents resilience efforts and how they are organized, understood, and implemented within transportation agencies core functions and services. Core functions and services include planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, operations, and administration. The information gathered details the motivations behind the policies that promote highway resilience, definitions of risk and resilience, and the relationship between these two fields. The report also explores how agencies are incorporating resilience practices through project development, policy, and design.
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The World Bank published guidance on ‘Transport Sector Recovery: Opportunities to Build Resilience’. Part of their Disaster Recovery Guidance Series. Restoring the transport sector after a disaster is essential to the overall recovery process in the aftermath of a disaster.
[ Guidance ]