Our Requests: Transportation Networks
THE INVESTMENT GAP MUST BE CONTROLLED
- By carrying out the investment gap program of 2016–2018 for the national transportation routes as planned
- By ensuring adequate funding for the basic upkeep of the transportation routes, also after the current investment gap program has ended.
- By determining the amount and condition of the municipal road and street network and other water, waste and energy service property and by making its long-term management a strategic goal in all municipalities.
- By determining the condition and need for repair of private roads, and by increasing the amount of state subsidies for private roads to a level corresponding to the identified need.
LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MUST BE DETERMINED FOR THE STATE AND MUNICIPALITIES
- By parliamentarily devising and ratifying long-term policy guidelines for the development of the transportation system, and by agreeing upon ways to fund maintenance and development in future operating structures.
- By always examining and developing the transportation system as a whole, regardless of administrative models.
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF TRANSPORTATION ROUTE PROJECTS AND TRAFFIC MUST BE REDUCED
- By promoting walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
- By improving cooperation within the transportation system and streamlining trip chains.
- By promoting the development and use of alternative driving forces in transport by, among other things, constructing an efficient electric car charging station network covering the whole country in a market-based manner.
- By always taking the protection of biodiversity into consideration in the planning and implementation of transportation route investments, and by allocating compensatory actions for this protection, if necessary.
- By advancing a circular economy by eliminating administrative obstacles hindering the utilization of recycled and recovered material.
- By committing to systematically reducing the noise pollution from traffic.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICE LEVEL AND SERVICES MUST BE IMPROVED
- By promoting the controlled implementation of the Transport Code and the creation of new forms of transport services.
- By involving users in the development of the services.
- By opening transport data and data pool interfaces and promoting the creation of applications.
- By increasing cooperation between the authorities, various operators and the users of the transportation routes.
EXPERTISE IN THE FIELD OF INFRASTRUCTURE MUST BE UPDATED
- By prioritizing the needs of users when developing the industry.
- By communicating actively and openly.
- By introducing new technology and developing digital solutions.
- By actively using and developing further cooperational implementation models, such as alliances.
- By open-mindedly applying the new Public Procurement Act and its procedures, such as the negotiating procedure and innovation partnership.
- By providing more education and research in the field of infrastructure and actively developing the collaboration between various operators in the infrastructure industry.
- By increasing international collaboration and information exchange.