Ministry of Transport (Norway)

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Transportation (Bokmål: Samferdselsdepartementet; Nynorsk: Samferdsledepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1946, and is responsible for transportation in Norway. The ministry was responsible for communication infrastructure until may 2019, when the responsibility for the Norwegian Communications Authority was transferred to Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Since October 2021, the ministry has been headed by Jon-Ivar Nygård (Labour Party).[1] The department must report to the parliament (Stortinget).


The ministry has 135 employees and is divided into the following sections:

  • Political staff
  • Communication Unit
  • Department of Management, Administration and Public Safety and Security
  • Department of Civil Aviation, Postal services and Procurement of Non-Commercial Transport
  • Department of Planning and Rail transport
  • Department of Coastal Affairs and Environment
  • Department of Public Roads, Urban Mobility and Traffic Safety

Political staffEdit


Under the ministry there are seven administrative agencies and four state-owned limited companies:

The department owned 1/3 of Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk that organised the public transport in Akershus.

Note: The railway company Airport Express Train,[2] the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Ship Registers are subsidiaries of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry while Kystverket is a subsidiary of the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications (13 November 2008). "Ministry of Transport: Organisation". Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. ^ Flytoget. "Om Flytoget" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-12-07.

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