TRL’s Director of Infrastructure Bob Collis, has been appointed an Executive Director of FEHRL (Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories), based in Brussels.
This international association comprises 30 national research and technical institutes from across Europe, with links to non-European countries. FEHRL’s mission is to promote and facilitate collaboration on road research and provide high quality information and advice on technologies and policies related to roads.
Bob is responsible for developing the Forever Open Road roadmap for research and development that forms the core to FEHRL’s Fifth Strategic Road Research Programme. This concept started life at TRL, and is aimed at developing the next generation of roads, enabling them to be adaptable, automated and climate change resilient; a concept that could be applied to existing and new roads, regardless of geographical location or type.