December 2008 Vol. 15 (1 & 2)

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CONTENTS

  • Editorial 
  • Safer Roads - The Challenges Ahead
  • Privatisation of Four RoadRelated Corporations in Japan
  • Comparative View of Road Infrastructure in India: A Quest for Quality and Growth
  • Research And Development for Future Roads In Korea* 
  • Research and Development in the Japanese Road Sector*
  • Modelling Accidents Along Two-Lane Single Carriageway Roads in Malaysia: Research Methodology and Data Collection*
  • Permanent Deformation of Concrete Block Pavements Under Highway Accelerated Loading*
  • Resilient Modulus of Malaysian Asphalt Mixes
  • Deviation Study of Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity

EDITORIAL

Journal-Vol15-1&2 Dec2008.pdf
The REAAA Governing Council, working with the Katahira Fund Committee and the Technical Committee, has developed a proposal for the funding of an award for authors of original papers published in the REAAA Journal. It will be known as the ‘Katahira Journal Award’. Further details are available in this issue of the Journal. It is hoped that the Award will encourage the submission of quality original papers for consideration for publication in the Journal. This (double) issue of the REAAA Journal (Volume 15, Nos 1 and 2) contains nine papers. Two of the papers won awards for best paper at the Malaysian Roads Conference in 2007:
  • Modelling Accidents along Two-Lane Single Carriageway Roads in Malaysia: Research Methodology and Data Collection by Jamilah Mohd Marjan, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), Professor Ir Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi, (formerly) Director General, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Ir Dr Safry Kamal Ahmad, Public Works Department, Malaysia
  • Permanent Deformation of Concrete Block Pavements under Highway Accelerated Loading, by Tung Chai Ling, Hasanan Md Nor and Ming Fai Chow, Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia


The Keynote address to that Conference (“Safer Roads - The Challenges Ahead”), presented by the then Hon. Minister of Works, Malaysia, Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu, is also included in this issue. The following two keynote addresses to the recent ARRB Conference are also presented:

  • Research and Development for Future Roads in Korea, by Kyong-Soo Yoo, Head, Korea Road & Transportation Research Institute and President of REAAA
  • Research and Development in the Japanese Road Sector, by Asao Yamakawa, President, Infrastructure Development Institute, Japan


In addition, the following four papers are presented:

  • Privatisation of Four Road-Related Corporations in Japan, by Hiroshi Makino and Mitsuya Nagasawa, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan
  • Comparative View of Road Infrastructure in India: A Quest for Quality and Growth, by AK Sharma and Ekta Vohra, Indian Institute of Technology
  • Resilient Modulus of Malaysian Asphalt Mixes, by Ahmad Kamil Arshad and Mohd Yusof Abd Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Deviation Study of Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity, by Heung-Un Oh, Hyun-Suk Lee and Jae-Soo Kang, Korea Expressway Corporation


Topics addressed in this issue include road infrastructure, road safety, pavement performance, asphalt mix design, pavement markings and privatization. This vast array of topics reflects well on the membership of REAAA and its role in the region. Of special interest are the papers prepared by the then Hon. Minister Dato’ Seri S. Samy Vellu, Dr Yoo and Mr Yamakawa which all address the issue of facing future challenges and the key role that research and developments plays, and will continue to play, in assisting these endeavours.

The Editorial Panel continues to seek papers and technical notes for publication in the Journal. The membership of the Editorial Panel follows. The Panel is striving to publish at least one paper from each Chapter or region each year. Readers who would like to nominate for membership of the Editorial Panel should contact their appropriate Chapter. The size of the panel can easily be expanded by another three or four members.


Kieran Sharp Chairman
REAAA Technical Committee


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