Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
|Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)|
|Formed||20 September 1949|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Germany|
Invalidenstraße 44, Berlin|
|Annual budget||24.57 billion EUR (2016)|
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (German: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur), abbreviated BMVI, is a cabinet-level ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Ministry itself has about 1300 employees. At the top is the Federal Minister, and there are three Parliamentary Secretaries and two civil servant undersecretaries. The ministry oversees 63 downstream agencies and authorities where around 25,000 people work
The agency was formed through the merger of the former Federal Ministry of Transport and the Federal Ministry of Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development, both established in 1949. The merged ministry was at first named Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing until it adopted the name Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) in 2005. The current BMVI originated by renaming the BMVBS through an organizational decree by the Merkel III Cabinet on December 17, 2013.
Subordinate agencies include:
- German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation
- Federal Bureau for Maritime Casualty Investigation
- The Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (German: Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, provides among other things information of all matters of maritime shipping, to special funding programmes, law of flag, certification of mariners and information of the coasts and coastal waters of Germany.
Federal Ministers of Transport, Building and Urban Development
|Image||Party||Term of Office||Chancellor|
|Federal Minister for Transport|
|DP (until 1960)
CDU (from 1960)
|20 September 1949||30 November 1966||Adenauer|
(I • II • III • IV • V)
Erhard (I • II)
|SPD||1 December 1966||7 July 1972||Kiesinger (I)|
|SPD||7 July 1972||16 May 1974||Brandt|
(I • II)
|SPD||16 May 1974||4 November 1980||Schmidt|
(I • II)
|SPD||6 November 1980||1 October 1982||Schmidt|
|CSU||4 October 1982||12 March 1987||Kohl|
(I • II)
|CSU||12 March 1987||21 April 1989||Kohl|
|CSU||21 April 1989||18 January 1991|
|CDU||18 January 1991||13 May 1993||Kohl|
|CDU||13 May 1993||26 October 1998||Kohl|
(IV • V)
|Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Housing|
|SPD||27 October 1998||29 September 1999||Schröder|
|SPD||29 September 1999||16 November 2000|
|SPD||20 November 2000||22 October 2002|
|SPD||22 October 2002||22 November 2005||Schröder|
|Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development|
|SPD||22 November 2005||28 October 2009||Merkel|
|CSU||28 October 2009||17 December 2013||Merkel|
|Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure|
|CSU||17 December 2013||14 March 2018||Merkel|
|CSU||14 March 2018||Incumbent||Merkel|
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- Official website BSH