The National Transport Strategy and Transport Master Plan
Following a request by Government to develop the National Transport Strategy and Master Plan, the Integrated Transport Strategy Directorate is analysing all modes of transport (land, public transport, maritime, and aviation), for internal and international transport. This analysis will look closely at the needs of the country (both Malta and Gozo), identifying problems and seeking to understand what we expect to face in future – short, medium and long term. Through the National Transport Strategy, Government will develop a vision of where Malta wants to be in the long term, the strategic direction required to get there.
Besides being a requirement for Malta to be able to access EU structural and innovation funds (2014-2020), this exercise will be the first fully comprehensive look holistically at all transport modes, and also the inter-modality that clearly will become the future for both freight and passenger transport. Even just analysing and planning transport needs is a highly complex process and Transport Malta is working closely and intensely both with JASPERS
(Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions) as well as specially contracted experts from Spain and Italy (INECO-Systematica Consortium) to support the local team.