PROFILE OF AN ORGANIZATION: PERMANENT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROAD CONGRESSES

This article discusses the organization and goals of the Permanent International Association of Road Congresses (PIARC). Founded in 1909, PIARC is the oldest international association concerned with roads and road-building techniques. PIARC has 63 government members and more than 1,750 collective and individual members from the public and private sectors of 84 countries. English and French are the official languages of PIARC. The central office is in Paris. A Permanent International Commission, whose members are nominated by representatives of participating governments, administers PIARC. The United States is represented on the Permanent International Commission by Thomas D. Larson, administrator, Federal Highway Administration; Francis B. Francois, executive director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Thomas B. Deen, executive director, Transportation Research Board; and J.J. Henry, director, Pennsylvania Transportation Institute.

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 153
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM