RVS subscription in ENGLISH

The Austrian Research Association for Roads, Railways and Transport (Forschungsgesellschaft Straße-Schiene-Verkehr, FSV) as standards writing organization is mainly working in creating and editing guidelines and regulations in the fields of transportation and infrastructure.
As a consequence, some RVS are also offered in English language, translations into English are going on.


Approval "Corrosion Protection"

The FSV has developed an approval procedure and certification for corrosion protection. For international companies the basic RVS 15.05.11 for corrosion protection of bridges with steel or aluminium structures has been translated and is available in the shop. The certification process is performed only in German, for the application to get a certification all needed documents have to be translated to German.


FSV-Transportation Day

FSV Transportation Day is Austrians most important event dealing with traffic and transport infrastructure and takes place every year in Vienna. 
Next year it will be held on 22nd June 2023 in Parkhotel Schönbrunn in Vienna.



PIARC and FSV are partners in spreading new knowledge, experiences and developments in fields of transportation and infrastructure. In September 2021 the newsletter N ° 99 by PIARC was sent to its readers.


FSV-Dictionary Transportation & Infrastructure

In January 2021 the Austrian Research Association for Roads, Railways and Transport has presented a new Dictionary Transportation & Infrastructure German-English, English-German with more than 6.000 translated terms from German to English taken from the Guidelines for Planning, Construction and Maintenance of Roads (RVS) and their additional publications. The translation of transportation specific terms is standardized with this dictionary for the use in future international projects and processes.



FSV-Award 2022 in November 2022

Together with the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the Austrian Research Association for Roads, Railways and Transport (FSV) presents the FSV-Award yearly in November in order to encourage university graduates.
We give them the opportunity to present their work to a bigger audience and receive some financial compensation if their work is worthy of the award.


new Publications

RVS 02.03.11 "Optimization of LPT - Open Line and Stops" (english)

The present Guidelines and Regulations for Roads (Richtlinien und Vorschriften für das Straßenwesen - RVS) are to be applied when planning, constructing and rebuilding roads used by public transport under Austria’s Road Traffic Code (Straßenverkehrsordnung – StVO) for the purpose of taking into account, speeding up and promoting local public transport (LPT) by trams and buses. This includes consistent compliance with barrier-free accessibility requirements. Distinction is made between open lines and stops, an open line under the present RVS meaning a section between two stops.


RVS 04.02.12 "Dispersion of Airborne Pollutants from Transport Routes and Tunnel Portals" (english)

This RVS is to be applied when performing air quality impact assessments (emissions and dispersion of airborn pollutants) for road construction projects subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as well as for road construction projects that are to be subjected to an individual case assessment to determine the EIA obligation or are subject to the obligation to determine the line of the road according to the Federal Roads Act (BStG). This RVS is also applicable to railway construction projects subject to an EIA. It is also to be applied mutatis mutandis to strategic reviews in the transport sector (e.g. the SP-V and SEA).