The Communication Unit coordinates and initiates contact with the media and the rest of society, and deals with matters relating to communication within the Ministry.
Department director: Head of Communications Susanne Moen Stephansen
The Department of Management, Administration and Public Safety and Security has overall responsibility for the administration and management of the various functions and the co-ordination of the Department’s work of agency management and co-ordinates the Department’s, budget & financial management and public safety and security. The Department is also responsible for corporate management of the Ministry of Transport’s companies. The Department’s authority also includes joint functions and administrative matters.
Department director: Director General Tove Kristin Flølo
The Rail Transport Section is responsible for strategic planning and budgeting in the railway sector and for agency management of The Norwegian Railway Directorate and The Norwegian Railway Authority. The section is also responsible for framework terms and conditions for the railways sector, matters relating to international railways and legislative and regulatory work in the railway sector in addition to the regulations governing cable car and funicular plant and amusement park installations. The Planning Section is responsible for strategic planning, studies & reporting and analysis of cross industry matters in the transport sector and has a key role in the ministry’s work with The National Transport Plan in close co-operation with the NTP Project that pursuant to this revision of The National Transport Plan leads the process. The section is also responsible for the development of planning and analysis tools, leading and co-ordinating the Ministry’s work with new technology, hereunder intelligent transport systems, as well as overarching responsibility for and co-ordination of the Ministry’s research and report work. The work with NTP is organised as a project and is placed under the auspices of The Department of Planning and Rail Transport.
Department director: Director General Are Forbord
The Department of Coastal Affairs and Environment is responsible for the administration of matters relating to coastal administration, hereunder maritime transport, harbours, ports and fairways, the transport of goods by sea and preventive maritime safety and contingency plans to combat severe pollution. The Department is also responsible for the co-ordination of the Ministry’s work in connection with matters relating to the environment and climate for all forms of transport. The Department is responsible for The Act Relating to Ports and Fairways (The Port Act), The Act Relating to the Pilotage Service (the Pilotage Act) and segments of the Svalbard Environmental Protection act and the Pollution Control Act. Further the Department is responsible for the supervision of the subordinate agencies the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Centre for Oil Pollution Control and Marine Environment.
Department director: Director General Ottar Ostnes
The Section for Regulatory Matters and International Affairs has sector responsibility for legislative and regulatory work in the areas of civil aviation and postal services. The Section for Governance and Procurement has agency responsibility for The Civil Aviation Authority and The Accident Investigation Board. The section is also responsible for the procurement of non-profitable aviation and postal services and the procurement of coastal maritime services. The section is also responsible for co-ordinating and following up the Department’s EEA work in accordance with the Department’s EEA strategy. The section is also responsible for co-ordinating the Department’s international work.
Department director: Director General Fredrik Birkheim Arnesen
The Road Section is responsible for the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the state highway system and has overall responsibility for the governance of The Norwegian Roads Administration. The section is also responsible for legislation governing roads and road traffic. Further, the section is responsible for toll financing and for state highway ferries as well as the development agreements with Nye Veier/New Roads. The Road Safety Section is responsible for the Ministry’s work with road traffic safety and has administrative responsibility for the Ministry’s work with legislation governing road traffic safety, and the administration and development of road traffic legislation and the regulations governing commercial transport by road. The Urban Section’s responsibilities encompass amongst other matters the Ministry’s work with urban environments and urban growth agreements, partial state financing of major public transport projects, toll packages in towns and cities and area policy, public transport, and environmental & technology development that is relevant for urban areas. The department is responsible for corporate management of The Norwegian Roads Administration and The Road Supervisory Authority.
Department director: Director General Anders Buttedahl