Forum for National Committees
Spolight on young professionals
- US expériences with asset management: adapting to extreme events and associated risks - Julius Wlaschin
- Disaster management for Tokyo inland earthquakes in Japan - Toshiharu Yoshida, Keiichi Tamura, Hiroaki Miyatake
- Experience regarding traffic management in relation with London Olympic Games 2012 - Justin Ward
- Lessons in managing emergency situations learned from various disaster experiences - Yukio Adachi, Maarten Blomme
- Risk and emergency management as a basis for road intelligent transportation systems (ITS) planning and operation - Enrique Belda Esplugues, Pedro Tomás Martínez, Ioannis Benekos
- Application of risk assessment as tool for road tunnel safety management - Bernhard Kohl, Tineke Wiersma, Guillermo Llopis Serrano
- An innovative training for road operations - Pierre Charcellay
- Traffic control centers - organization and role in traffic risk and incident reduction - Athanasios Saramourtsis, Athanasios Tsantsanoglou, Evangelos Viskos, Ioannis Benekos
- Tunnel classification according to ADR dangerous goods transport network modification in Gipuzkoa - Iulen Iturrizaga López, Jesús Sancho Cebrián, Javier Borja López
Glimpses from road history in Norway
Illustration 1 © NPRA. Illustrations 2 and 3 © Tommy Gildseth.
This year the Norwegian Public Roads Administration celebrates 150 years in service. Its origins date back to 1846 when the then newly inaugurated Ministry of Interior established the position of Road Assistant in the Office of Roads. Then, after a lengthy struggle to professionalise the road construction industry, the position was changed from Road Assistant to Director of Roads in 1864, becoming the administration that still exists today.