Children’s Day

Transport Malta, The Malta Road Safety Council and the Commissioner for Children team up to raise awareness on child road safety. Transport Malta produced a series of graphics and radio adverts on three main issues that can determine the children\’s safety whilst commuting. The campaign was launched a few days before 20th November, Children’s Day.

 

Seatbelts

The campaign urges everyone to wear their seatbelt; even when riding at the back with a special emphasis on children.

 

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Car Seats

The second poster is about car seats. There is lack of information on which car seat to use. Too many people do not know that there are different categories of car seats. We urge parents to research and get the right car seat for their children.

 

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Smoking

Passive smoking is very harmful. It is surely harmful in an enclosed space like a car and especially harmful for children. We urge everyone not to smoke in the car when their kids are around.

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Asphalting in Mġarr

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Asphalting works in Triq Għajn Tuffieħa u Triq Sir Temi Żammit L-Imġarr

Transport Malta will asphalt Triq Għajn Tuffieħa u Triq Temi Żammit L-Imġarr between today and Friday 18th November between 20:00hrs and 05:00hrs.

During works, the road will be closed to traffic.

Drivers are advised to drive carefully, seek alternative routes and follow instructions by officials on site.

Scrappage Scheme extended

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Transport Malta re-opens Grant Scheme on the Purchase of New Environment-Friendly Vehicles

Following the success of the scrappage scheme launched last December 2015, Transport Malta is hereby extending this scheme for the fourth time. Another €300,000 has been allocated. A total of 1,603 vehicles benefitted from the €1,200,000 grant allocated by the Government for this scheme. The successful initiative is planned to encourage people to dispose of their old vehicles and to invest in new cars with lower emissions.

Vehicle owners who apply for the scheme are entitled to a grant of between €700 and €900 upon the purchase of a new M1 (passenger) vehicle with CO2 emissions which do not exceed 130g/km, vehicle length not exceeding 4460mm and licensed for private use only and whilst at the same time de-registering a vehicle in the same category.

Furthermore, the scheme in the form of a number of grants to incentivise the purchase of Battery Electric Vehicles and Battery Electric Quadricycles has also been re-opened. A total of 35 electric vehicles benefitted from the €200,000 grant allocated by the Government for this scheme. A grant of €7,000 is given to persons registering a new electric vehicle while scrapping an older vehicle which is at least ten years old from the year of manufacture. The grant decreases from €7,000 to €4,000 in cases of registering a used Battery Electric Vehicle in Malta which has never been registered to be used on the Maltese roads before, or for the purchasing of a new electric vehicle but which is not in conjunction with the scrappage scheme referred above.

These schemes are aimed at reducing the number of old motor vehicles from the road while promoting the use of clean and energy efficient vehicles as a way to contribute towards the  reduction of traffic generated pollution and improvement of  air quality levels.

Application forms for such schemes can be collected from the Vehicle Licensing Unit within Transport Malta, A3 Towers, Raħal Ġdid or from our website http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport.

Kappara: Road maintenance in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli

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Transport Malta will be resurfacing parts of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli tonight.

Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, from Triq Reggie Miller to Santa Venera tunnels, will be closed between 21:00 and 05:00 towards Valletta.

Vehicles will go through Triq Reggie Miller, to Rue D’Argens and ix-Xatt, Ta’ Xbiex.

The road will remain open in the direction towards Paceville.

Kindly use the Kappara alternative routes and follow the signs.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Resurfacing in Marsa

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Maintenance work in Triq Aldo Moro and Triq Diċembru 13

Transport Malta will carry out maintenance work in Triq Aldo Moro near Marsa roundabout, between today and Thursday 17th November between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs.

During works, part of this road direction to Raħal Ġdid will be closed therefore traffic including public transport will be diverted onto the first slip way to Marsa.  Traffic towards Valletta will proceed on one lane.

Works will continue in Triq Diċembru 13 between Thursday 17th and Friday 18th, between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs. Road will be partially closed in phases according to works.

Drivers are advised to drive carefully and to follow instructions by officials on site.

Works for triton square project

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Triton Square and the Landfront Ditch Projects by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation

Over the past weeks, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation, in collaboration with Transport Malta and the Restoration Unit, has commenced the works related to the Triton Square and the Landfront Ditch projects.  These two projects will see the pedestrianisation of the entire square around the Triton Fountain replacing the existing bus parking area, as well as the formation of a public Garden in the ditch underneath City Gate.

As part of this project, various interventions on the existing infrastructure became necessary and these included the formation of a roundabout in front of the Education Division, upgrading of services in the upper part of Triq l-Assedju l-Kbir next to the Phoenicia Hotel, upgrading of the Biskuttin area around the Christ the King Monument, and other infrastructural works in the Phase 1 Bus Terminus areas.

The preliminary works on site have been ongoing since the beginning of October.  As from Saturday 12th November 2016 it will also be necessary to close off vehicular access through a section of Triq l-Assedju l-Kbir (next to Phoenicia hotel) so that a number of existing services are upgraded, new ones added and the proposed roundabout formed.     

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The following diversions will thus apply:

Light to medium sized vehicles coming from Sa Maison or Triq Sant’Anna requiring access to Valletta from Excelsior area will be diverted through Ospizio, in front of the Central Public Library Belt is-Sebh and back onto Triq l-Assedju l-Kbir.  Light to medium sized vehicles coming from Marsamxett area will be diverted round the Education Division prior to exiting Valletta.

Triq l-Assedju l-Kbir will not be accessible for heavy vehicles from the Excelsior to the Mall.  Heavy vehicles will be diverted to enter and exit from Valletta from Water Front area (ta’ Liesse).  A turning point for heavy vehicles will be formed next to the Mediterranean Conference Centre and St Michael’s Ditch.

Kappara: Trenching works

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Transport Malta will carry out trenching works in part of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli. Part of the existing electrical distribution system of Enemalta plc will be moved in line with Kappara project design.  Trenching works will be carried out tomorrow between 07:00hrs and 18:00hrs, at the north part of Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, from Triq Reggie Miller to the petrol station.

During works, traffic in certain parts of this road will proceed on one lane.

Transport Malta reminds that the area is a construction site. Drivers are encouraged to  abide to the restricted speed limit of 30km/h, follow temporary signs and respect workers on site.  We also encourage drivers to visit news.transport.gov.mt.

Transport Malta reminds that the area is a construction site. Drivers are encouraged to  abide to the restricted speed limit, follow temporary signs and respect workers on site.  We also encourage drivers to visit news.transport.gov.mt