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More than SEK 600 million to Swedish infrastructure
It has recently been decided that eight Swedish projects will receive funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). CEF investments aim to address and fill in the missing links, particularly in the trans-European networks for transport, energy and telecommunications. CEF contributes to enhancing competitiveness in the EU, and economic, social and territorial cohesion.
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Swedish Transport Administration to move forward on electric roads
The Government has now instructed the Swedish Transport Administration to investigate and report on whether electric roads could eventually become part of the national road network in Sweden. The Transport Administration will also manage the part of the Sweden-Germany innovation partnership dealing with electric roads.
A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling
The Government has adopted ‘A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling – contributing to a sustainable society and a high quality of life throughout the country’. The Government wants to encourage long-term sustainable transport solutions. More and safer cycling can help reduce congestion and the environmental impact of travel in built-up areas, and contribute to improved public health. The Government is investing a total of SEK 100 million in an additional cycling initiative in 2016–2017.
Fact sheet: Arlanda Airport Council
On 26 January 2017, the Swedish Government adopted a national aviation strategy, A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow, in which it announced the appointment of the Arlanda Airport Council. Note: This is a updated fact sheet, produced in August 2017.
Government to review Swedish Transport Agency
The Government took two decisions on 3 August 2017 as a result of the information that has emerged about the Swedish Transport Agency’s procurement of IT services. The first decision is to appoint an inquiry chair to review the events that led to security-sensitive and otherwise secret data being handled in contravention of Swedish legislation. The second requires the Swedish Transport Agency to identify the data that was handled inappropriately and determine what measures may be necessary to ensure the appropriate handling of protected information in future.
Government reshuffle, 27 July 2017
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today announced a government reshuffle. Three ministers have chosen to leave their posts, two new ministers have been appointed, and two ministers have been entrusted with revised areas of responsibility.
Anna Johansson opened Vision Zero Conference 2017
On 14–15 June, the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Transport Agency hosted the Vision Zero Conference 2017 in Stockholm. World-leading road safety experts, ministers and decision-makers from across the globe met for two days to discuss road safety at a strategic level.
A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation’s role in the transport system of tomorrow
The Government has adopted 'A Swedish aviation strategy – for aviation's role in the transport system of tomorrow'. The aviation strategy is a policy document, a platform that clarifies the Government's overall view of aviation's role in the transport system and also presents the Government's priorities in seven different areas on the continued work to develop the conditions for Swedish aviation.
Fact sheet: Infrastructure for the future – innovative solutions for strengthened competitiveness
In the infrastructure bill, Infrastructure for the future – innovative solutions for strengthened competitiveness and sustainable development (Govt Bill 2016/17:21), the Government proposes the direction and financial frameworks for investments in transport infrastructure for 2018–2029. The financial framework is proposed to amount to SEK 622.5 billion, which is just over SEK 100 billion more than the current plan. This meansthat the Government is making a major investment in operation and maintenance, butalso that new investments will be possible.