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New transport administration agencies begin operating

New transport administration agencies begin operating

News article 05.01.2010 15.26 fi sv en

The sphere of operations of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency comprises the central administrative functions of the former Finnish Rail Administration and Finnish Road Administration, and the functions of the Finnish Maritime Administration, with the exception of maritime safety functions.

The Agency's domain thus encompasses the entire transport system and all modes of transport, except for aviation. The Agency's duty is to ensure that Finland has an effective, safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transport system serving the travel and transport needs of people and businesses.

The sphere of operations of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency comprises the functions of the former Finnish Vehicle Administration, Finnish Civil Aviation Authority and Finnish Rail Agency, and the maritime safety functions of the former Finnish Maritime Administration.

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency is the administrative and safety authority in charge of transport system regulatory and monitoring functions whose duty is to promote traffic safety and sustainable development in the transport system and to provide transport licence services.