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SI20_SI0_Transport Development Strategy in the Republic of Slovenia_2015

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Transport
Name of the document (original) Strategija razvoja prometa v Republiki Sloveniji
Name of the document (English) Transport Development Strategy in the Republic of Slovenia
Administrative level National
Type of the document Strategy
Year of adoption 2015
Foreseen duration Not celar
Sector Transport
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport Directorate
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Description Policies: The Transport Development Strategy is based on other national development strategies such as the Spatial development strategy, and the Development strategy of the Republic of Slovenia and as such considers regional development, environmental, social, economic and other sectoral policies.
Major objectives The document lays down the vision of the transport policy which sets the sustainable mobility of citizens and stimulating environment for the economy as priorities, supported by the following objectives:
- improved mobility and accessibility
- better environment for the development of the economy
- improved transport safety and security
- decreased energy use
- decreased costs for users and providers
- decreased environmental burdens (2/6)
Short Summary The aim of the Transport development Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia is to introduce the basis, the needs and the possibilities for the development of the crucial fields of transport and to prepare a coherent transport development programme. The strategy is important for the absorption of the EU funds, and as an expert basis, for the preparation of the resolution related to the development of transport infrastructure.

Objectives:
The document lays down the vision of the transport policy which sets the sustainable mobility of citizens and stimulating environment for the economy as priorities, supported by the following objectives:
- improved mobility and accessibility
- better environment for the development of the economy
- improved transport safety and security
- decreased energy use
- decreased costs for users and providers
- decreased environmental burdens

The national transport model including the environmental and transport safety model was made and used for the preparation of the strategy. The document is also based on other national development strategies such as the Spatial development strategy, and the Development strategy of the Republic of Slovenia and as such considers regional development, environmental, social, economic and other sectoral policies as well as the EU policies.

The measures of the strategy for the development of road, railway, freight, air and public transport where based on predictions including the economy, environment and social acceptability. There are 108 measures related to the infrastructure, management and organization, transport safety, and vehicle fleet listed in the strategy.

The document explains, the priority projects implementing the strategy shall be selected according to the following objectives:
- improved transport routs, coherent with neighbour countries
- improved regional transport connectivity within the country
- improved passengers accessibility to and within the main city centres
- improved organisation and management of the transport system to ensure its sustainability, and efficiency

The strategy, provides an overview of the state of the transport in Slovenia, which in general is not at its best. As stated, the modernisation of the railway transport is too slow, and the road transport is constantly increasing, therefore, the demand for new infrastructure is increased.

The Slovenian public transport is described as underdeveloped, incoherent and inefficient, especially in relation to the intermodal and logistic systems, as well as sustainable mobility. Furthermore, the share of public transport in within the national transport system is decreasing, and as such it does not provide fast, comfortable and financially affordable regional commute.

As stated in the document, poor transport infrastructure generally affects the economy, and hinders the accessibility and complementarity of SGI in rural and urban areas, as jobs and SGI are usually concentrated in towns and cities. Hence, the public transport infrastructure is recognised to be of great importance, especially for the regional and cross-border development of mountainous and less accessible regions. Therefore, the strategy emphasises the importance of sustainable mobility and related public transport development.

Despite the needs for infrastructure development, the country by itself is unable to provide enough funding to support the transport development. Hence, the strategy suggests, in addition to the national budget funds interested partners should be included in the implementation and management of important projects, and EU funds should be utilised.

The railway in road transport sector are a competence of several governmental offices and services such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, transport directorates, Infrastructure agency, Slovenian railways, DARS- a Slovenian joint-stock motorway company, and municipalities who manage and maintain local roads.
Centralised/decentralised non applicable
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Federal/national Ministry of Infrastructure, transport directorates, Infrastructure agency, Slovenian railways, DARS- a Slovenian joint-stock motorway company
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Regional
Inter-communal
Local Municipalities
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