Public Service Garage Sector Reform – Public Consultation Begins

Today, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg announced the launch of a Public Consultation about a reform in the public service garage sector.

“I often speak about and stress the importance of multimodality, and how important it is to consider all available options to move from one place to another. In these last two years, our country has taken great strides with regard to available transport systems. Today we have a much better public transport service, popular schemes for the purchase of small sustainable vehicles, sharing and carpooling services, and we have just announced that we are also regulating the use and rental of a smaller means of transport, that of the e-kickscooters,” said Minister Ian Borg.

He said that this spirit of positive change is also evident in the way road infrastructure is being implemented, with several facilities for pedestrians and alternative means.

The Hon. Borg said that in the past years we have also seen substantial growth in chauffeur services, while we continued to witness the use of temporary car rental services. He said that the need was therefore felt to update existing legislation to reflect our times.

“I asked Transport Malta to see that this legislation moves with the times so that we can continue regularising this market. We are speaking about a reform that looks at important objectives, that ensures that operators have a level playing field, that prioritises service quality and safety. This is a reform that will also make space for better competition and more accessible service, that will consider the technology available today,” said the Hon. Borg.

He said that the Authority will be welcoming the public’s comments about this reform and looked ahead to a high-quality policy for this sector as well.

“We will continue legislating and we will continue working and striving on. We want to ensure that the market has a clear framework to follow and we believe we are taking a very positive step today. Our objective remains to continue improving the quality of life of the people and thus we will keep on taking decisions towards this aim,” concluded the Minister.

The document and the public consultation space can be accessed here:

Broken Wings

Colonel Mark Said, from Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate, presented a book, he has just published, to Transport Malta’s Chairman, Mr Joseph Bugeja. The book, Broken Wings compiles information on all documented Aviation related accidents in Malta between the years 1915 and 2015.

From the book cover –

Broken Wings encompasses more than thirty years of research, and charts Malta’ s first aviation century from a different perspective. This book is a comprehensive chronological record of every civilian and military aviation accident and incident with a Malta connection. It is the most detailed work of its type ever published with thousands of entries and is sure to become the standard reference on the subject. Broken Wings is the story of aviation in Malta from the early biplanes to the modern jets, the men and their flying machines, tragedies and mistakes, and on occasions the ones lost or left behind. This book is dedicated to each and every one of them.

Memorandum of Understanding between Transport Malta and The Port System Authority of the Eastern Sicilian Sea

Earlier today Transport Malta signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Port System Authority of the Eastern Sicilian Sea. The aim of this agreement is to strengthen the relationship between both parties due to the fact that both authorities are responsible for the respective ports.

The Parties shall collaborate to provide safe, secure and efficient services and facilities, remain updated and relevant as technological opportunities and customer needs change, becoming an innovative and customer-oriented port and terminal operator safeguarding and enhancing market positioning and develop environmentally friendly initiatives in line with climate change initiatives and obligations.  The purpose of this MOU is to lay down the general framework by virtue of which both Parties shall cooperate and pool resources in the above fields.

Transport Malta Chairman and CEO, Mr. Joseph Bugeja, said that after months of discussions and work, this is a positive step towards the right direction. “With this agreement the two authorities will be enhancing their knowledge to work better in the sector”.

The MOU shall remain valid for a period of three (3) years.

Transport Malta was represented by the Chairman and CEO Mr. Joseph Bugeja, Captain David Bugeja, Mr David Sutton and Mr Ivan Sammut. The Sicilian delegation was composed by the President of the Eastern Sicily Port System – Mr Andrea Annunziata, Head of the General Affairs Office – Mr Massimo Scatà & RINA – Palermo Management System Certification Analyst – Silvia Guzzi.

Organ Donation at Transport Malta

A number of Transport Malta personnel attended an information meeting on organ donation and registered for this noble aim.

Driving Theory Tests resume

Driving licence theory tests will resume as from Tuesday 30 April 2019 at the new premises located at 114, Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta`, just opposite the previous office.

Transport Malta had taken immediate action to establish new premises to ensure the least inconvenience following the collapse of block of apartments in Gwardamanġa last week. The Authority had temporarily suspended the driving licence theory tests since the theory testing centre formed part of the block.

May we remind the public that the opening hours are:

Theory Test Centre 


Gwardamangia Hill


Tel: 21 227 190

Opening hours
Winter Schedule – 1st October till 30th June
Opening hours                             Exam Schedule
Monday – 8:00 till 16:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 16:00Wednesday – 8:00 till 18:00Thursday – 8:00 till 16:00                          Friday – 8:00 till 14:00Monday – 8:00 till 15:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 15:00Wednesday – 11:00 till 17:00Thursday – 8:00 till 15:00Friday – 8:00 till 13:00
Summer Schedule – 1st July till 30th September
Opening hours                             Exam Schedule
Monday – 8:00 till 13:00                            Tuesday – 8:00 till 16:00                            Wednesday – 8:00 till 16:00         Thursday – 8:00 till 13:00                                      Friday – 8:00 till 13:00                              Monday – 8:00 till 12:00Tuesday – 8:00 till 15:00Wednesday – 11:00 till 17:00Thursday – 8:00 till 12:00Friday – 8:00 till 12:00

*On Monday once every fortnight the Theory Test Centre is closed, since Theory Tests are held in Gozo

Driving licence theory tests suspended following the collapse of an apartment block in Gwardamanġa

Following the collapse of a block of apartments in Gwardamanġa last night, Transport Malta is temporarily suspending the driving licence theory tests since the theory testing centre is part of the block.

This decision is with immediate effect.  The Authority is establishing an alternative site for the theory tests.  Clients will be informed with new dates and place of the theory tests. This service will resume on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Transport Malta regrets any inconvenience caused.

Pink October at Transport Malta

Transport Malta held a Pink October Awareness Day last week. 

Medical students offered various heald checks for Transport Malta Employees. In a dedicated room, students from the Malta Medical Students Association took blood samples, measured blood pressure and weighed TM employees to check the BMI and for diabetes, among others. 

Mrs Michelle Muscat from the Marigold Foundation visited Transport Malta’s offices in Lija and introduced two breast cancer survivors who shared their experience with cancer.  They encouraged all those present to keep on the lookout and perform check-ups to prevent cancer.

An employee has been suspended following court arraignment


An employee has been suspended following court arraignment

Transport Malta has been informed that one of its employees has been arraigned in court today, facing bribery allegations. In line with the collective agreement, the employee will be suspended with immediate effect. The alleged case is unrelated to his duties at Transport Malta.

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