Departments

  • The Communication Unit

    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

  • Departement of Management, Administration and Public Safety and Security

    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

  • Department of Planning and Rail Transport

    The Railway Section is responsible for strategic planning and budget work within the railways sector and is responsible for overseeing the Norwegian Railway Directorate and the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. Further, the section is responsible for framework conditions for the railway sector, international railway issues and legal and regulatory work in the railway sector in addition to regulations for cable cars and amusement facilities.The planning section is responsible for strategic planning, assessment and analysis of issues across the transport sectors and has a central role in the ministry's work with the National Transport Plan. The section is also responsible for the development of planning and analysis tools, leading and coordinating the ministry's work with new technology, including intelligent transport systems as well as overall responsibility for and coordination of the ministry's work with research and study.The environmental section is responsible for coordinating the ministry's work with environmental and climate issues, including the use of policy instruments in relation to environmental and climate problems in the transport sector. The environmental section coordinates the ministry's work with universal design. The section is also responsible for climate adaptation, tax policy issues, especially related to environmental and transport taxes, and international environmental issues.

    Department director: Director General Are Forbord

  • Department of Civil Aviation, Postal Services and Procurement of Non-Commercial Transport

    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

  • Department of Public Roads, Urban Mobility and Traffic Safety

    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