Swedish Transport Administration
The Swedish Transport Administration (Swedish: Trafikverket) is a government agency in Sweden, controlled by the Riksdag and the Government of Sweden. It is responsible for long-term infrastructure planning for transport: road, rail, shipping and aviation. It owns, constructs, operates and maintains all state-owned roads and railways and operates many ferry services.
|Predecessors||Swedish Rail Administration|
Swedish Road Administration
Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis
|Founded||1 April 2010|
|Lena Erixon (Director General)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Ministry of Infrastructure|
The agency is a member of the Nordic Road Association.
A special committee oversaw the effectiveness of the Swedish transport agencies during 2008 and 2009. A conclusion was reached that there would be significant gains compared with the then-present situation if a new agency responsible for long-term planning of the transport system for road, rail, maritime and air traffic was formed. Preparations started in the autumn of 2009, and the new authority began its work on 1 April 2010.
It took over all operations of the Swedish Road Administration and the Swedish Rail Administration, as well as parts of the Swedish Maritime Administration, Civil Aviation Administration and the Swedish Institute for Communications Analysis, except that some operations were transferred to new commercial companies. These companies do road and railway building and maintenance, airport operations etc.
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