Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Ministry of Transport and Communications has overall responsibility for the framework conditions for postal and telecommunications activities, for the civil aviation, public roads and rail transport sector, ferry services forming part of the national road system, for coastal management, the marine environment and port and sea transport policy.


Illustrasjon av samferdsel. Foto Olav Heggø og Fjellstrand Rederi.

The National Budget for 2018

Continued focus on transport

Minister of Transport and Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen says “With an increase of the transport budget of more than four billion kroner the government is contributing to reducing unemployment, increasing competitiveness for trade & industry and bringing the nation ever closer together. The transport budget for 2018 is proof that the National Transport Plan is not simply an expression of ambition, but is a plan that the government is well on the way to keeping its promise to fulfil.

NTP 2018-2029

A National Transport Plan for better and safer daily travel

“Improvements to the infrastructure will ensure that the nation has easier and safer daily travel, reduced travelling time, increased mobility and will as a result be more competitive. None of us knows what the future will bring, but we are making sure that we are ready for whatever comes. This is the reason why we are proposing to use 1 064 billion kroner over the next 12 years on modernising the infrastructure and on the development of safer, more efficient and greener transport solutions”, says Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

Illustration: Buss

Self-driving vehicles, testing by the public in Norway

– The Norwegian Government wants to make it easier for Norwegians to put innovative technologies to use in their daily lives. Digitalization within the transport sector is providing many exciting opportunities of that kind. The development and implementation of assisted driving is already making our roads safer. Further development and real-world use of such systems will probably prevent accidents and make our roads even safer. Laws and regulations should promote innovation while ensuring safety, trafficability, data security and data privacy, said Norwegian Minister of Transport Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

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