Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) on National Transport Master Plan up for consultation.

Positive Feedback on Transport Master Plan 2025

Transport Malta launched a Public Consultation for the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the National Transport Master Plan 2025 and the National Transport Strategy 2050.  The SEA follows a period of public consultation on the National Transport Master Plan and Strategy where over 60 entities and individuals submitted close to 600 comments.

Various entities, including Government Ministries, the University of Malta, the GRTU, Chamber of Commerce, Kamra tal-Periti, NGO\’s and various others supported the document and measures suggested. They contributed constructively throughout the consultation process.   A number of suggestions were taken on board and included in the document. Transport Malta published all feedback on its website

The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) protects the environment and promotes sustainable development by including environmental considerations in government and public authority plans and programmes.  The Environmental Report is open for consultation until Friday 9 November 2016.  The documents can be downloaded from the website, or can be viewed in hard copy at the Transport Malta offices at Sa Maison Road, Floriana, by prior appointment calling on 21663069.

The Transport Master Plan 2025 presents a robust strategy to improve roads, build new ones and give incentives for people to use public transport. It also sets out to prioritise transport infrastructure investment, focussing on the removal of the most critical traffic bottlenecks on Malta’s strategic TEN-T network (road, maritime ports and airport), where national, EU and private funding could be most effectively targeted over the next 10 years. A significant portion of the Transport Master Plan, 2025 tackles sustainable mobility, for which a comprehensive list of measures has been identified that aim to encourage greater use of alternative, more sustainable modes of transport (buses, cycling and walking) instead of the private car.

JASPERS and Ineco-Systematica Consortium are supporting Transport Malta to develop the Strategy and Master Plan.  JASPERS provides support for government projects with the aim is to improve the quality of investment supported by EU Funds.  Ineco are global leaders in infrastructure engineering and Systematica are global experts in planning and designing transport systems.