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06.02.2009 00:02
EC seeks views on new TEN-T policy for meeting future challenges

The European Commission has adopted a Green Paper setting out the future challenges of its policy for a trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The aim is for the policy to be realigned to contribute more effectively to objectives aimed at combating climate change and to support Europe's increasing international role through better infrastructure connections with its neighbours and the wider world.

03.02.2009 00:02
FEHRL at 88th TRB (Washington)

FEHRL and member institutes maintained a high profile during the 88th Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington (11th-15th January).   A centre-point of the activities was the FEHRL exhibition stand which attracted considerable interest and was a meeting point for FEHRL.   A number of presentations were given by attending FEHRL institute staff  and the Secretariat.


07.01.2009 00:01
Long Life Pavements (phase3)- Field Trials - call for participants

The 3rd phase of the Long Life Pavements project that will start this year, requires that several countries take an active role such as constructing roads using epoxy asphalt and high performance cementitious materials. Countries that are ready to take part in the project, and in particular countries that will be able to construct, in 2009-2010, test field sections of road using these materials should apply by January 31st 2009.

01.01.2009 00:01
DIRECT-MAT project kicks off

On January 1st the FP7 project DIRECT-MAT (DIsmantling and RECycling Techniques for road MATerials – sharing knowledge and practices) started. In this 1,2 M€ project twenty partners from fifteen countries cooperate to build a web database and to draft Best Practice guides that will facilitate the sharing of national experiences on dismantling and recycling or safe disposal of road materials.

11.12.2008 00:12
Teaming-up for European Surface Transport research- Lyon Declaration

At a ceremony attended by senior EC and Member State officials,  FEHRL’s President, Claude Van Rooten, joined with other surface transport research organisations in signing a major declaration.  The Lyon Declaration commits the signatories to work together to consolidate surface transport research.