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SI19_SI0_Resolution on the Transport Policy of the Republic of Slovenia_2006

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Resolucija o prometni politiki Republike Slovenije (Intermodalnost: čas za sinergijo)
Name of the document (English) Resolution on the Transport Policy of the Republic of Slovenia (intermodality - time for synergy)
Administrative level National
Type of the document Policy
Year of adoption 2006
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport Directorate
Availability in English Yes http://www.mzi.gov.si/fileadmin/mzi.gov.si/pageuploads/KM_naslovnica/2011-ANG_ResolucijaPP.pdf
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Description Integration as a concept: The transport policy needs to be coherent with the social, economic and cultural environment of the country. Policies: For the adequate development, planning and implementation of the transport policy other sectors (environment and planning, economy and agriculture, employment and family, police and justice, safety and defence) need to be considered
Major objectives Objectives of the transport policy are amongst others:
1. Internalization of the external costs of transport
2. Increased transport safety
3. Efficient use of resource and clean environment
4. Increased capacity as well as quality of public transport
5. Coordinated operation of the entire transport system
6. Encouraged sustainable mobility and awareness about the alternative transport options
7. Deregulation of some transport subsystems and sale of the state owned assets to the private companies with the aim of assuring more competitive and higher quality services (7/14)
Short Summary According to the resolution, transport is the basis for the economic development of the country, therefore, it is considered fundamental in inetrsectoral communication. The drafting and the development of the transport policy significantly determine the role of transport within the entire economy. The transport sector creates over 7% of GDP and provides employment for 10% of the population. Thus, the transport policy needs to be coherent with the social, economic and cultural environment of the country. Moreover, for the adequate development, planning and implementation of the transport policy other sectoral policies (environment and planning, economy and agriculture, employment and family, police and justice, safety and defence) have to be considered.

The basis for the development of the policy are the Slovenian legislation, international treaties and the law of the European Union. Furthermore, the progress depends on the technical development and the related options for transport integration, the state of the infrastructure as well as the state of the market (the offer and demand of transport services), geographical transport (transit) position, etc.

Objectives of the transport policy are amongst others:
1. Internalization of the external costs of transport
2. Increased transport safety
3. Efficient use of resource and clean environment
4. Increased capacity as well as quality of public transport
5. Coordinated operation of the entire transport system
6. Encouraged sustainable mobility and awareness about the alternative transport options
7. Deregulation of some transport subsystems and sale of the state owned assets to the private companies with the aim of assuring more competitive and higher quality services

As stated in the document the national priorities in the field of public transport are to provide affordable, high quality transport services, which offer a competitive alternative to the car use, and achieve the mobility of users through the entire public transport network. A good public transport system is in the public interest due to several social, ecological and economic reasons. Furthermore, in addition to public transport the resolution encourages measures such as walking, cycling, and raising ecological of the general public.

The resolution also refers to the freight and air traffic. The objective is to reroute the majority of the fright traffic from the roads on the railway tracks. The document estimates the demand for the aviation services is raising therefore, there is a need for modern airport infrastructure, which will consider the features of the environment.

The policy states, a systemic public financing of the public transport service has to be in place, in order to assure its provision, adequate quality and modernisation, despite the fact that the service is not economically feasible according to the rules of the market.

According to the document the bodies responsible for the development of the transport policy are the national assembly, government with the competent ministries, local communities, businesses, cooperatives, as well as scientific and research institutions.
Centralised/decentralised non applicable
Governance model
Public services
Concession
Public-private partnership
Co-operative
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Type of finance
EU
Federal/national
State/cantonal/provincial
Regional
Local
No sources available.
Sources of finance
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Public
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national The national assembly, governemet, competent ministries, scientific and research institutions, businesses, cooperatives
State/provincial/departmental
Regional scientific and research institutions, businesses, cooperatives
Inter-communal
Local local communities, businesses, cooperatives
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