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New, high-quality transport services through Transport Code

New, high-quality transport services through Transport Code

News article 06.11.2015 09.52 fi sv en

Regulation on transport markets will be brought together under one act, Transport Code. The aim of the project is to promote new service models and thus better meet the users' needs. Further aims are to review the transport system as a whole, make market access easier and promote interoperability of different parts of the transport system. The Transport Code will help introduce new technologies, digitalisation and new business concepts. With the help of open data and the better use of data resources, favourable conditions will be provided for new business ideas. The project also aims to lighten regulation.

"Mobility has to be a genuine service. Our goal is a better service selection for users. There is plenty of scope for improvement in user-orientation and in interoperability of transport modes, and the Transport Code is the means to improving the situation. We are shifting from market regulation towards ensuring the quality of services", says Ms Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications.

"Our aim is to turn Finland into a forerunner in the transport sector. A leap in productivity is possible in transport, which can be turned into a true growth sector. Digitalisation is a huge opportunity that we must seize", she says.

As part of a Government key project, the Transport Code will build a growth environment for digital business. The Code is also part of another Government key project: deregulation. According to the Government Programme innovation and service platforms will be promoted in sectors where the public administration plays a role in terms of the functioning of the markets. One of such sectors mentioned in the Government Programme is mobility as a service.

The Transport Code preparation process will be transparent and take place in close interaction with stakeholders. Due to its wide-ranging contents, the Transport Code project will be carried out in three stages. The goal is that the first stage of the project enter into force on 1 January 2017.