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Finland’s Strategy for Intelligent Transport aims at more efficient use of infrastructure

Finland’s Strategy for Intelligent Transport aims at more efficient use of infrastructure

News article 25.02.2010 13.52 en

Intelligent transport does not only provide support for transport policy but also for information society objectives and climate and environmental policies. The transport administration reform carried out in early 2010 will also expand the traditional focus of transport administration from individual transport modes to the transport system as a whole.

These are some of the guidelines provided by Mr Harri Pursiainen, Permanent Secretary of Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications, in Finland's Strategy for Intelligent Transport.

The objectives, measures and required resources for intelligent transport should be outlined in the next Government Programme, and intelligent transport should be addressed as a central transport policy tool in the Government Transport Policy Report of 2011.

The aim of the Strategy is that by 2020 Finland's transport system will be one of the most advanced and efficient in the world. Traffic will also flow more easily and will be more environmentally friendly and safe.