Federal Public Service Transport

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Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport[1] (French: Service public fédéral Mobilité et Transports, Dutch: Federale Overheidsdienst Mobiliteit en Vervoer, German: FÖD Mobilität und Transportwesen), is a Federal Public Service of Belgium.

Its head office is located in Brussels, and its air transport office is also in Brussels.[2][3]

It was created by Royal Order on November 20, 2001, as part of the plans of the Verhofstadt I Government to modernise the federal administration. It is responsible for preparing and implementing transportation policies.[citation needed]

The agency's Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) investigates aircraft accidents and incidents.[4] The agency's Railway Accident and Incident Investigation Unit investigates rail accidents.[5] The Conseil d'Enquête Maritime investigates maritime accidents.[6]

Organisation[edit]

The FPS Mobility and Transport is currently organised into four Directorates-General:

  • The Directorate-General for Mobility and Traffic Safety
  • The Directorate-General for Transport by Road
  • The Directorate-General for Maritime Transport
  • The Directorate-General for Aviation

It is also responsible for several government agencies, such as the Belgian Institute for Traffic Safety, and autonomous public companies, namely the National Railway Company of Belgium, the Brussels Airport Company and Belgocontrol.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Circular 003/0." Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  2. ^ "nos adresses > Bruxelles." FPS Transport Belgium. Retrieved on 16 January 2012. "Rue du Progrès 56 1210 Bruxelles" and "Adresse principale de la Direction générale Transport aérien Centre Communication Nord – 2e étage Rue du Progrès 80, Boîte 5 1030 Bruxelles"
  3. ^ "onze vestigingen > Brussel." FPS Transport Belgium. Retrieved on 16 January 2012. "Vooruitgangstraat 56 1210 BRUSSEL" and "Hoofdadres van het Directoraat-generaal Luchtvaart Communicatiecentrum Noord – 2de verdieping Vooruitgangsstraat 80, bus 5 1030 Brussel"
  4. ^ "FINAL REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON 25 MAY 2008 AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT ON A BOEING B747-209F REGISTERED N704CK." (Archive) FPS Transport Belgium. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "2010 Annual Report." (Archive) FPS Transport Belgium Railway Accident and Incident Investigation Unit. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Accident Investigation - Contact Points." European Maritime Safety Agency. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.

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