Entries by Stanley Agius

Christmas 2018

Sometimes our driving, or the driving of others brings out the worst in us.  Christmas time, on the other hand is primed to bring out the best.  Transport Malta has launched a campaign, inspired by the Christmas season, with the aim to arouse our best self on the road. Transport Malta has produced a video, […]

Continued progress in aviation training in Malta

Yesterday, Transport Malta has licensed Freebird Airlines Europe as an Approved Training Organisation, the first international company in Malta licenced exclusively for aviation training.  Freebird’s decision to set up shop here confirms and consolidates Malta’s efforts to maintain and expand a comprehensive aviation cluster for the island.  Freebird will start to provide EASA Approved Type […]

National Cycling Strategy and Action Plan

Public Consultation This National Cycling Strategy including a National Cycling Action plan is intended to promote and support cycling in Malta as a sustainable mode of transport. The objective of this strategy is to make it easier for people to use cycling as a means of commuting, to make it safer for people who already […]

Transport Malta auctions autographed Brazil Football kit for charity

Transport Malta will express its support for the Simon Blue Light Foundation by auctioning an autographed Brazil football kit. During this year’s edition of the World Cup, Brazil’s national football team flew on a Malta-registered aircraft, operated by Air X Malta.  Transport Malta asked for and acquired the team’s kit, autographed by all the players, […]

EUCARIS General Assembly held in Malta

The general assembly, the highest organ of EUCARIS, the EUropean CAR and driving license Information System, is meeting in Malta.  Representatives from the vehicle and driving licence registration Authorities of 28 countries in Europe met over a period of two days. The general assembly set a new record with the number of countries participating.  EUCARIS is […]

Transport Sharing

Car Sharing Owning a private vehicle in Malta, while very convenient, has many attached recurring costs.  Apart from the cost of purchase, fuel and maintenance, which are the most obvious, one must also consider the annual service, VRT, road licence, insurance, vehicle deprecation (the car loses its value over time), parking (including garage rent), loan […]

The 300th

A few days ago, Transport Malta registered the 300th active aircraft on 9H, the Maltese Aviation Registry The registry has been growing steadfastly over the last few years, effectively doubling in size over a relatively short period of time, merely five years.  During the same period, from just 18 Air Operator Certificate holders, Malta can now […]

Abandoned wreckage outside Paradise Bay

A local diver has uploaded the video below on social media.  The video shows what seems to be an abandoned ship that sank outside Paradise Bay.  Transport Malta was not informed about this incident by the master or the operator, as required by law and only got light of the wreckage through the video. The Authority is […]

Street Smart

Mapfre foundation with the support of the Malta Road Safety Council is organising a show in various schools around Malta.  The light hearted show has a number of lessons and tips for street smart kids.  The Malta Road Safety Council is distributing some merchandise to help the students remember the lessons learnt during the show.

Works in Triq l-Istazzjon

The Works and Infrastructure Department within the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects, are carrying out works in Triq l-Istazzjon, Mtarfa. Works include removal of weed and accretions that were causing structural damages to the rock face. This led to unstable sections of rocks that were falling on the road surface. The Department will […]