Finland to elaborate its first 12-year transport strategy

Finland will prepare its first 12-year national transport system plan, as the Ministry of Transport has launched the consultation on how the transport system strategy should be drawn up and how its impacts should be assessed. The consultation period will be opened until 24 January 2020 and the plan is expected to be completed in spring 2021.

The assessment will include accessibility and the service level of travel and transport, economic, social and ecological sustainability and safety and security.

The national transport system plan includes an action plan on how the transport network will be planned, constructed and maintained, and what kind of transport and mobility services will be purchased. The plan will include a 12-year government funding programme.

With the national transport system plan, a long-term perspective can be adopted to transport policy. The plan will be prepared in a parliamentary process.

The parliamentary steering group met for the first time on Friday, 22 November 2019. The group, chaired by Minister of Transport and Communications Sanna Marin, will determine the objectives for the national transport system plan and steer the preparation of the related action plan.

An extensive survey will be carried out on the draft report so that the preparation of the national transport system plan can be based, as far as possible, on a shared understanding of the change factors affecting the transport system that should be taken into account in its planning.

Feedback on the draft report on the State of the Transport System and Changes in the Operating Environment can be provided until 31 December 2019.

The plan, which will be drawn up for 2021–2032, will be approved by the Government.


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