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Second stage of the Act on Transport Services encompasses the whole transport system

Second stage of the Act on Transport Services encompasses the whole transport system

Uutinen 19.10.2017 14.23 fi sv en

The Act on Transport Services brings together transport market legislation and creates the preconditions for digitalisation of transport and new business models. In the first stage, provisions on road transport were brought together under the Act on Transport Services. Provisions on air, maritime and rail transport markets and on the qualifications of transport personnel are added in the second stage.

A central aim of the Act on Transport Services is to promote digitalisation of transport services and more efficient use of data. The second stage of the Act on Transport Services continues the opening of data. Regulation of transport registers is also being reformed.

The Government submitted a proposal on the second stage of the Act on Transport Services to Parliament on 19 October.

“The point of departure for the entire reform has been to offer transport users good and flexible services and freedom of choice. The Act on Transport Services makes it possible to examine transport as a whole, as one service. The opening of data is central in this change and is emphasised in the second stage of the Act,” says Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner.