In the section "Operation and Management of Transport Infrastructure - railways, airports, ports - programs and realisation" a paper titled The influence of longitudinal gradient in designing new railway infrastructure between Ljubljana and the Adriatic was presented, discussing different variants of railways on sections Koper–Divača–Trst/Ljubljana in relation to lower energy use and time savings.
In the evermore relevant section of traffic safety, the papers dealing mostly with the concept of self-explaining and forgiving roads were presented: Self-explaining roads: An analysis of the concept of self-explaining roads and a proposal for their implementation in Slovenia; Self-explaining roads: Measures for ensuring self-explaining roads (SER measures), Self-explaining and forgiving motorways in the Republic of Slovenia, Forgiving roads: a basis for designing sustainable and safe road infrastructure and Traffic safety and disturbances in perception.
Apart from the above-mentioned papers presented to congress participants, DRI experts participated in papers from other areas: sustainable transport development, operation and management of transport infrastructure and planning, design and construction of traffic arteries and tunnels.
A high number and great quality of papers, prepared by authors or co-authors from DRI, strengthens the image of the company with a competitive advantage of specialised knowledge and numerous professional experiences of the employees.
Moreover, the organisers of the 12th Slovenian Congress, the Road and Transportation Research Association of Slovenia (DRC) awarded an Award for lifetime achievement in promoting and developing Slovenian road and transportation profession to our former employee, Mr Vlado Breščak; thus bestowing on him the credit for his excellent professionalism and utmost importance of his work. He worked for the company between 1987 and 1997, when he finished his professional career.