Preparations for the improvement of the state transport network started

News article 18.04.2016 16.25 fi sv en

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications initiates preparations to reform the transport network development and financing. The aim is an economically sustainable operational framework that provides for a long-term maintenance and development of the transport network.

The project will examine whether network maintenance and development could be the responsibility of a state-owned company. The aim of the preparation project is that the company could start operations in the beginning of 2018.

A state transport network company would mainly finance its operations with customer charges based on the use of the transport network. They would replace a part of the current transport taxes and fees.