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Dear Editors, Members of the International Editorial Board, Authors and Readers of the Articles of “The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering“

 

On behalf of the Editorial Board I would like to present the Baltic Road Association (BRA) – supporter and sponsor of the journal.

The formal history of the Baltic co-operation in road field goes back to 1927 starting with engineering consultations in Riga. The present Baltic Road Association (initially BRC – Baltic Road Council) was officially established in 1989 with the aim of co-ordinating the activities of the Baltic road organisations in order to work
out and implement the road maintenance strategy of the region.

The BRA has national sections in each of the three countries. Each section delegates 4 representatives to the Council of the Association, one of them being the chairman, one the deputy chairman and two members.

The Council of the BRA holds regular meetings at least twice a year. Each Baltic country in turn is responsible for managing the work of the Association for three years. Consequently, the chairman of the leading country is the Chairman of the BRA for the three year managing period.

The BRA has had working contacts with the Nordic Road Association since the 1990’s. The Memorandum of Understanding as a basis of the co-operation between the two organizations was signed for the first time in 1992 and renewed in 2001. At present the partners have set up a special project “NordBalt” (1996) and launched regular secretary work (1999) for co-ordinating joint training seminars and other common activities.

 
 

BOARD OF THE BALTIC ROAD ASSOCIATION

Baltic committees:

Administration Committee

Planning Committee

Construction Committee

Maintenance Committee

Traffic Committee

NATIONAL DIVISION OF THE BALTIC ROAD ASSOCIATION

National committees:

For the cooperation with the Baltic Administration Committee

For the cooperation with the Baltic Planning Committee

For the cooperation with the Baltic Construction Committee

For the cooperation with the Baltic Maintenance Committee

For the cooperation with the Baltic Traffic Committee

  • Information Technology

  • Training

  • Organization

  • Road Policy Planning

  • Financing

  • Design

  • Road

  • Bridge

  • Asphalt Pavement

  • Road Structure

  • Road Equipment

  • Road Maintenance

  • Traffic Safety

  • Traffic Information Technology

   
On behalf of the Editorial Board

 Donatas Čygas

 

THE COUNCIL OF THE BALTIC ROAD ASSOCIATION

 

http://www.balticroads.org

 
 
 

ESTONIA

Riho Sõrmus
Director General
of Estonian Road
Administration,
Pärnu mnt. 463a,
10916 Tallinn

Aleksander Kaldas
Counsellor

Koit Tsefels
Deputy DG

Jüri Riimaa
Counsellor

LATVIA

Tâlis Straume
Chairman of the Board
of State Joint-Stock Company
of Latvian State Roads,
3, Gogoïa Street,
LV-1050 Riga

Olafs Kronlaks
First Deputy Chairman of the Board

Aldis Lãcis
Deputy Chairman of the Board

Andris Veiss
Head Office of Director General

LITHUANIA

Virgaudas Puodžiukas
Director General
of Lithuanian Road
Administration,
J. Basanavičiaus g. 36/2,
LT-03109 Vilnius

Algimantas Janušauskas
Deputy Director General

Petras Tekorius
Deputy Director General

Algirdas Radauskas
Head of the International Relations Division

 

 

BRA MISSION

 
 

Together with the working groups, the Council of the BRA performs the following tasks:

• co-ordinates the scientific and technological work and mutual exchange of information;

• promotes co-operation in the production of materials, equipment and road furniture;

• performs implementation of new technological processes and state-of-the-art computer software;

• carries out implements uniform technical, economic and legal road policy;

• deals with quality problems in road maintenance;

• adopts regional norms and recommendations.

In order to implement all the above tasks, the BRA arranges meetings, conferences, seminars and symposiums and supervises the approximation of Lithuania’s, Latvia’s and Estonia’s legislation in the road field in accordance with the requirements of the European Union.

The BRA has a right to submit proposals to the governments and parliaments of the participating countries, as well as to represent those countries at international road meetings.

 
 

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