Swedish Transport Administration

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Trafikverket
Type Government agency
Predecessors Swedish Rail Administration
Swedish Road Administration
Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis
Founded 1 April 2010[1]
Headquarters Borlänge, Sweden
Key people Gunnar Malm (Director General)
Employees ca. 6500[1]
Website [1]

The Swedish Transport Administration (Swedish: Trafikverket) is a government agency in Sweden. It is responsible for long-term infrastructure planning for all kinds of transport: road, rail, shipping and aviation. It owns, constructs, operates and maintains all state-owned roads and railways and operates a large number of ferry services.

The Riksdag and the Government of Sweden decide what direction the work of the agency is to have.

History[edit]

A special committee oversaw the effectivity 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, LFV 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trafikverket". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 26 August 2010. 

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