Transport and communications policy

The Ministry aims

It is the aim of transport and communications policies to promote mobility of information, goods and people and to ensure that people’s everyday life runs smoothly. This aim is pursued by means of legislation.

The advanced legislation also lays the groundwork for generating market-based services and new business ideas.

Key duties of the Ministry

The Ministry of Transport and Communications prepares the political and strategic guidelines and legislation for its administrative branch.

Matters are prepared openly and in collaboration with stakeholders. The Ministry’s mission is to maintain the competitiveness of businesses and to mitigate climate change by taking measures within its own sector.

Well-functioning transport and communications services are among the key elements on which Finnish society is founded. More and more often the raw material for services is information and the transport and communications networks serve as the platform.

The Ministry provides guidance to its agencies

One of the core tasks of the Ministry of Transport and Communications is to guide the sectoral agencies. The agencies under the Ministry’s administrative branch include the Transport and Communications Agency, the Transport Infrastructure Agency and the Meteorological Institute. The Ministry provides guidance for them and makes sure that their performance targets and operations are in line with the Government Programme.

The Ministry is also responsible for ownership steering of Fintraffic Ltd, Cinia Ltd, Airport Line Ltd, West Railway Ltd, and East Railway Ltd. The companies have societal duties.

The Finnish Broadcasting Company Ltd also falls within the Ministry’s administrative branch. It is steered by an Administrative Council appointed by Parliament.