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.


Reforming and Modernising the Norwegian Transport Sector

The Government aims to have a state-of-the-art transport and communications network which is on a par with comparable countries. Therefore, the government wants to boost infrastructure investments, combined with necessary reforms in the transport sector.

Driving under the influence of non-alcohol drugs – legal limits implemented in Norway

From 1 February 2012, legislative limits were introduced for non-alcohol drugs in Norway. It will be an offence to be over the impairment limits for each drug and drive vehicle, as it is with drink driving.

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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