AASHTO Alternate - Chris Smith
Meetings and Projects
The TC has met three times to date, most recently in Chicago on 22 - 24 May 13. Work has commenced on both TC 2.3 projects.
Working Group 1 (freight management) has received a number of responses to a questionnaire to gather information about current strategies and measures. The Australian response covers Adelaide and Melbourne. Work has commenced on analyzing case studies (questionnaire outputs) and developing possible models for overall road freight transport management, including desirable freight vehicle flow, configuration of infrastructure, and transport regulations and guidelines.
Working Group 2 has commenced with a theoretical discussion on co-modality, which is summarised in an article in the ‘second quarter’ (April 13) edition of Routes / Roads. Work is underway to draft the first three chapters of the report, including the study methodology and theoretical context (for discussion and review in Oct 13), with case studies to be identified and documented over the next six months.
The next meeting of TC 2.3 is in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 25 – 26 Oct 13, prior to the International Seminar (see below).
Routes / Roads
Routes/ Roads is the quarterly WRA / PIARC magazine:www.piarc.org/en/publications/Routes-Roads-Magazine/
TheApr 13edition has been released and has a freight focus and may be of particular interest to members of the FTF. TC 2.3 coordinated the preparation and review of articles for this edition, and members provided a number of the articles. The most recent edition of Routes / Roads (3rd quarter 2013) has a focus on road safety.
Members may be interested in the publication of two reports from TC B4, Freight Transport and Intermodality (2008-2011):
Intermodal Freight Terminals – Challenges and Good Practice,http://www.piarc.org/en/order-library/19186-en-Intermodal%20freight%20terminals%20-%20Challenges%20and%20good%20practices.htm?catalog&catalog-topic=31).
Public Sector Governance Over Urban Freight Transport,http://www.piarc.org/en/order-library/17020-en-Guide%20to%20implement%20freight%20vehicle%20transport%20management.htm?catalog&catalog-topic=31
Technical committees are obliged to conduct two international seminars each cycle (four years). TC 2.3 will be involved in an international seminar, ‘International Seminar on Freight Transport and Intermodality’, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 28 - 30 Oct 13. The second announcement, which includes the Program (nine speakers / presenters from TC 2.3) is on the WRA / PIARC website (www.piarc.org/en/calendar/seminars-piarc/
Discussions are also underway in relation to a possible seminar in Cameroon in 2014, which is most likely to be held in the second half of 2014 in Duala.
A call for proposals for ‘special projects’ (funding up to 20,000€) was circulated within TC 2.3 and the FTF. The deadline for submissions was 1 May . A proposal was submitted to the WRA General Secretariat by the Burkina Faso member of TC 2.3, but no feedback has been received in relation to whether or not it was successful in attracting funding.
World Road Congress
The end of the current WRA / PIARC cycle will be marked by the World Road Congress in Seoul,2 – 6 Nov 15.
October 8, 2015 - Report
RA-C23-E.pdfRI-C23-E.pdfWRC 2015 - TC23 Session Program (draft).doc
Dear Members, Corresponding Members and Associate Members
World Road Congress, Seoul
The World Road Congress, to be held in Seoul over the period 2 – 6 November 2015, is getting close now. I hope you are receiving updates from the organisers, and information is available on the WRC website and also the Congress website (http://www.piarcseoul2015.org/wrcs/).
In preparation for the Congress and the end of the 2012 – 2015 cycle, I have prepared and submitted an Activity Report and Introductory Report for our Committee. I have attached pdf copies of these for your information. I have also contributed to and settled content related to TC 2.3 for the General Report for ST2.
At the Congress, TC 2.3 will conduct a session, Freight Transport. I have attached a draft program for the TC 2.3 session, consistent with the discussion at our meeting in Paris, guidance from the General Secretariat (the break time is mandatory), and the selection of invited papers.
There are still two speaking opportunities available. I have offered these to members who have previously expressed interest to me or I think may be interested in the opportunity. Any comments on the proposed program would be welcome.
By way of a reminder, information for the WRC that is particularly relevant to TC 2.3 members follows:
I would also like to suggest that members attending the WRC gather for a final Committee Dinner. I will circulate a Doodle survey in coming days, seeking advice in relation to who is planning to attend the Congress and date preferences for a Committee dinner.
At this stage of the WRA cycle there is a fair bit of demand on TCs for translation of documents. This includes the Activity Report and Introductory Report, and our Technical Reports.
As you may be aware, Eiichi has arranged for commercial translation of the WG1 report to French, and the WRA General Secretariat is arranging translation to French of the WG 2 report. Carlos is also looking at what might be possible in relation to translation to Spanish.
As discussed at our meeting in Paris, and previously, it would be appreciated if some members would assist by contributing a share of the cost of translation of the WG1 report to French. Eiichi has advised that the total cost is Euro 5,000, and I have offered $A1,000 (just under Euro 700). I look forward to hearing from members who may be able to contribute.
Don Hogben General Manager, Planning and Transport Policy Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
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