Ministry of Transport and Communications

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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.


Amendments in the regulations for the maximum permitted number of studs in studded tyres

“The Government is strongly engaged in road safety and the simplification of regulations to the advantage of consumers. It is vital that all Norwegian road users have access to all studded tyres that are developed in order for them to be in a position to select the tyres that are best suited to the personal preference and use. For these reasons we are now proposing that the Norwegian regulations shall be amended to confirm with those of Sweden and Finland such that more studs will be permitted in studded tyres sold in Norway”, says Transport and Communications Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen.

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.

The government’s railway reform: A better transport future for rail commuters and goods transporters

“The role of the railways in the transport system is to be strengthened. An increase in grants and improvements in organisation will transform the railways into a key transport sector in the future. The railway reform will better distribute the various fields of responsibility and thus ensure a more professionally organised system. I am satisfied with the substantial and positive engagement shown by the participants in the railway sector in connection with the work on the reform”.

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