Traffic control functions of the Transport Agency to be incorporated

News article 14.06.2017 15.15 fi sv en

As of 1 January 2019, the traffic control functions in the road, maritime and rail transport sectors that are currently the responsibility of the Transport Agency will be incorporated into a state-owned limited company. At its meeting on 13 June 2016, the Government's Ministerial Committee on Economic Policy decided that the traffic control functions of the Transport Agency will be incorporated. The ownership steering of the special assignment company wholly owned by the state will be the responsibility of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

In future, the Transport Agency will acquire traffic control services from the new company. The relationship between the Transport Agency and Finrail Oy, which is already in charge of traffic control on railways, will also be clarified.

The incorporation of the traffic control functions is part of preparations for changes brought about by digitalisation, the growing role of services, automation and the increasing importance of information and data. It also lays the groundwork for improving customer-orientation.