A Christmas Story

Road Safety Campaign during the Festive Season

Transport Malta is officially launching the Annual Christmas Campaign. Since several enjoy a few alcoholic drinks during the festive season, there is a greater risk of drivers under the influence on our roads. Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that they are still fit to drive after drinking alcohol and ignore the consequences. It is unacceptable to drive when consuming alcohol. The consequences can be too grave. Everyone should consider their families, themselves and all around and avoid accidents, especially during this time of the year.

The theme of the campaign is “Se tixrob? Issuqx” (Drinking? Don’t drive). The campaign will focus mostly on radio adverts and social media channels. Transport Malta has prepared three short videos and a radio advert to create awareness on the consequences of driving under the influence.

Today, there are various alternatives to the private car, so much so that one need not choose to drive when planning to drink alcohol. Transport Malta encourages everyone to enjoy themselves responsibly in moderation for various reasons, to choose safe alternatives for transport, among which public transport or a designated driver where one person in a group steers away from alcohol and drives everyone home, in a sort of carpool.

The campaign “Se tixrob? Issuqx” is just one of the initiatives by Transport Malta in favour of more responsible behaviour on the roads and safer roads. In fact, since the past months, the Authority has been delivering an educational campaign in the form of short videos to raise awareness about road regulations and more responsible behaviour, like making way. The Authority continuously focuses on various educational campaigns and initiatives to this end.

As part of the Christmas campaign, officials from Transport Malta will be distributing air fresheners for cars with the main theme, with the aim to remind drivers not to drink alcohol before driving. The Malta Road Safety Council will also continue with the distribution of disposable breathalysers so that drivers can check the level of alcohol before driving.

Pink October Movember at Transport Malta

Transport Malta’s social committee organised a Pink October – Movember day to raise awareness on cancer. Several employees of the Authority came in pink and jeans while donating for the Marigold Foundation.

#faceyourfear #pinkoctober #movember

Low-Cost Alternative Transport on European Mobility Week

During European Mobility Week – 16th and 22nd September –Transport Malta has partnered with several service providers to provide the public with a week of discounted sustainable mobility. 

Offers made available between 16th and 22nd September are as follows:

  • Malta Public Transport will be offering €5 free credits on Tallinja Cards registered during the entire week;
  • First-time registrations to GoTo will be benefitting from 30 minutes of free use when signing up using the MOBILITY30 Promo Code;
  • Free 30 free minutes will be offered on all TallinjaBike trips during Mobility Week;
  • Cool rides will be discounted by €1.00 when using the promo code MOBILITYWEEK19.
  • Nextbike will be offering 60 free minutes to all new signups
  • Whizascoot will be offering a €5 bonus for all new signups.

Offers made available on Car Free Day, 22nd September:

  • Transport on Demand by Malta Public Transport will be at a total price of €1/trip on 22nd September;
  • Valletta Ferry Services will be offering discounted Adult return tickets (€2.00 instead of €2.80);
  • IoScoot trips will be offered at €0.15c/minute instead of €0.25/minute.

This event is held in conjunction with the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS Project and European Mobility Week 2019

Malta Social Biking Challenge

The #MaltaSocialBikingChallenge aims to encourage cycling as a sustainable method of transport and award commuters who adopt cycling as a transport practice.

The challenge covers 3 weeks, starting from the 16th September till the 6th of October.  Participants collect points depending on the distances covered by bicycle. These are tracked by the readily available and free BikePrints app.

To be part of the Malta Social Biking Challenge, interested participants must follow these steps:

Download the BikePrints app

Register your participation

Select ‘S-b Malta Challenge’ as location category

Once registered participants can track their progress during each stage.

Start cycling and collecting points

Participants are eligible to participate in every Stage.

The time brackets of each Stage are as follows:

  • Pair Stage (September 16-22)
  • Group Stage (September 23-29)
  • Individual Stage (September 30 – October 6)

Pair stage

Each pair tracks their rides and earns points for the kilometres covered during the week. To form a pair, participants must invite a friend or find another participant who has expressed their interest in forming a pair through the app.

 In this stage participants can earn Pair bonus points as follows:

·       Common route bonus points (1 km = 2 points) – are earned when a participant follows the route of his/her partner (not at the same time)

·       Cycling together bonus points (1km=3points) – are earned when the pair rides together (at the same time)

Group stage

Groups of four, track their rides and earn points for the kilometres covered during the week. To form a group, participants must invite three friends or find three participants from the app who are interested to form a group of four.

In this stage participants can earn Group bonus points as follows:

  • Common route bonus points (1 km = 2 points) are earned when at least two participants of the group follow the same route (not at the same time)
  • Cycling together bonus points (1 km = 3 points) are earned when at least two participants of the group ride together (at the same time).

Individual stage

Each participant tracks his/her rides and earns points for the kilometres covered during the week of the stage (1km= 1point).

Note: When a Stage ends, all participants are automatically transferred to the following stage. However, if for example one is participating in the Pair Stage, participants must take part in pairs in order to earn points. The same principle applies to the other Stages as indicated above.

Prizes

Thirty (30) prizes are up for grabs and will be awarded to participants randomly. Winners will be awarded €100 vouchers to spend on Cycling Equipment. Ten (10) vouchers are assigned per Stage. Chances of winning are directly proportional to the number of points collected.

Another seven (7) prizes are up for grabs for the winners of each Stage. Winners will be awarded a €1,400 voucher to purchase a pedelec.  Prizes will be assigned as shown below:

  • One (1) pedelec will be awarded to the Individual Stage winner
  • Two (2) Pedelecs will be awarded to the Pair Stage winners
  • Four (4) pedelecs will be awarded to the Group Stage winners

Dates to keep in mind

Dates regarding registration and prize distribution are as shown below:

  • 09th September:  Registration is open.
  • 16th September:  Start of the Malta Social Biking challenge
  • 16th – 22nd September: Pair Stage
  • 23rd– 29th September: Group Stage
  • 30th September – October 6th: Individual Stage
  • 06th October: End of the Malta Social Biking challenge
  • 14th October: Prizes distribution
  • 13th December: Deadline to claim prizes

For further details kindly access the links below:

European Commission Social Biking general rules:

European Mobility week Social biking initiative:

www.mobilityweek.eu/eu-initiatives/social-biking-challenge/

Play store BikePrints app:      

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.europa.publications.bikeprints&hl=en_US

Apple app store BikePrints app:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bikeprints/id1274056554

The Malta Road Safety Council meets the President

The Malta Road Safety Council met his Excellency George Vella, the President of Malta. They discussed the council’s work, the state of road safety in Malta and explored different ways on how the Council and the President’s office could cooperate in the future. The President and the Council agreed to meet regularly.
The President augured the Council well and encouraged the council members to keep up their commitment in favour of road safety.

Transport Malta at the Gadgets Expo

Transport Malta participated in the Gadgets Expo that took place at MFCC between the 10th and the 12th of May. We invited our local partners to join us and promote the concept of Transport Sharing services that are all currently available around the island. The mentioned partners for this event were namely: GOTO, Ioscoot, Malta Public Transport and Greenroads Malta. We also offered the general public a chance to test drive a Renault Twizy in the designated outside parking area to which we received very good feedback.

Vacancies


Project Manager within Chairman’s Office – Malta National Electromobility Platform Unit

Jobsplus Permit: 152/2019                             Vacancy Number: 345986

The chosen candidate will coordinate the implementation of the assigned project/s according to the rules and regulations set by the respective Funding Programmes, the respective Application Forms, approved projects and Grant Agreements. The role includes the coordination of all aspects of the public procurement process, ensuring the effective disbursement of funds and sound management of assigned project’s budget.  Maintain set deadlines and standards during the implementation of actions and contracted project deliverables. 

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Qualified (Bachelor’s Degree/qualification at a tertiary level) in Project Management/Economics and/or Business Management/Accounting or a related field.
  • Two years experience in a similar position including experience in public procurement process and EU funds management.

Projects Manager – Smiths Project within the Malta National Electromobility Platform Unit

Jobsplus Permit:  153/2019                            Vacancy Number: 345991

The chosen candidate will coordinate the implementation of the assigned projects in their entirety according to the rules and regulations set by the respective Funding Programmes, the approved projects and the respective Grant Agreements. The role includes the coordination of all aspects of the project implementation including: the physical implementation of the project, projects supervision and supervision of contractors. The coordination of the public procurement process, ensuring the effective disbursement of funds and sound management of assigned project’s budget and maintain set deadlines and standards during the implementation of actions and contracted project deliverables.  Coordinate and oversee subcontractors’ deliverables by (among other measures) carrying out site visits, certify subcontractors’ works on behalf of the Authority, coordinate and follow up on permits required by PA/ERA and other relevant entities, coordinate and compile as necessary the progress, financial and monitoring reporting as required. Assist as necessary in the implementation of other projects, be they EU or nationally funded.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Warranted Perit/Civil Engineer
  • Three (3) years proven experience in Project Management in the field of Transport / Civil Engineering / Geography or a related field

Airworthiness Inspector – Civil Aviation Directorate

Jobsplus Permit: 146/2019           Vacancy Number: 345994

The chosen candidate shall ensure that the Maltese civil aviation industry complies with the applicable national and European Union regulatory requirements, in the field of airworthiness.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications & Experience:-

  • Have held a similar position of Airworthiness/Engineering Inspector with a national aviation authority for at least 3 years.

or

  • Hold a type rated Category B1.1, B2 or C Part 66 aircraft maintenance licence or an aeronautical/engineering university degree recognized by the Civil Aviation Directorate;
  • Have held managerial positions in Quality/Continuing Airworthiness/Maintenance;
  • Experienced in conducting airworthiness reviews, ARC recommendations and aircraft physical inspections;
  • Have had at least three years proven experience in Quality Auditing/Management or Continuing Airworthiness Management in the Civil Aviation field.

Inspecting Officer (Flight Operations) – Civil Aviation Directorate

Jobsplus Permit: 145/2019                             Vacancy Number: 346001

The chosen candidate will assist the Head of Flight Operations Inspectorate on matters related to air transport operations, specifically in determining and reporting upon the level of operational safety of the holders of Air Operators Certificates, by means of inspections and surveillance.

Applicants for this post must be in possession of the following:-

Essential Qualifications and Experience:-

  • Extensive experience in dispatch operations generally not less than 5 years as a dispatcher or operations officer.

or

  • Extensive experience in ground operations, not less than 5 years in a medium-high management position within a commercial air transport operator.

or

  • Extensive experience in a role related to management systems generally not less than 5 years in the field of safety and compliance management.

Flag & Port State Control Inspector

The chosen candidate will be expected to support the Merchant Shipping Directorate in ensuring that the Maltese Flag and Register continue to retain their excellent reputation amongst the World’s merchant fleets.

Applicants must be in possession of:

Essential Qualifications

  • A Certificate of Competence as a Master Mariner or a Chief Mate or equivalent; or
  • A Certificate of Competence as a Chief Engineer or a Second Engineer Officer or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture, Engineering or in an equivalent discipline, including safety management.  
Photo by Peter Paul Barbara

Experience

  • Practical Experience in shipping

Applications accompanied by a recent Police Conduct Certificate, are to be sent to recruitment.tm@transport.gov.mt by not later than noon of Monday, 25th February 2019.

All applications will be acknowledged and treated in the strictest confidence.

Late applications will not be considered. 

Stormwater works in Mqabba

The Works and Infrastructure Department within the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects is currently leading a project in Triq Karmenu Ciantar in Mqabba.

This work will serve to direct rain water into a new stormwater culvert system. Therefore, this road will be closed to traffic from Monday 4th February until Wednesday 20th February.

Drivers are encouraged to drive carefully and to be cautious when nearing the zone, while being requested to follow the given directions.

We thank the public for their cooperation during these improvement works, forming part of the Mqabba Regeneration Project .