The Integrated Transport Strategy Directorate at Transport Malta has developed a National Transport Strategy, 2050 (NTS) and Transport Master Plan, 2025 (TMP) covering all relevant transport modes (land, public transport, sea and air) for the short, medium and long term for Malta.
Clearly transport in Malta is a critical issue, with Malta ranking in the top three of the indicators regarding mobility, pollution and the potential for improvement as reported in a 2013 attitude survey by Eurobarometer. The report notes that the use of public or alternative, non-motorised forms of transport in Malta is relatively weak.
The use of the national transport model, developed as part of this project, enables Transport Malta to look at future trends and scenarios to better advise Government as to options relating to transport policy and investment that would support the transport needs of the islands in the short, medium and long term.
The transport model simulates two main years - 2020 and 2025 and compares the effect of a number of scenarios that could envisage for these years. The model also enables a long term trend based look at the year 2050 to enable visualisation of the "do nothing" and "do minimum" scenarios, enabling a clear understanding of what transport effects would be if no further changes are made to the supply or demand for transport.
In June and July 2016, Transport Malta carried out a public consultation on the “National Transport Master Plan - Objectives and Measures” (click here for consultation microsite including feedback).
Following the preparation of the Environmental Report and the Appropriate Assessment, these were submitted to the official stakeholders and public for consultation between October and November 2016.
Where the stakeholder consultation identified that the Transport Master Plan needed to take further environmental protection actions, the document was updated to include these amendments.
The steps in the SEA process for the National Transport Strategy and Transport Master Plan are as follows:
These have all been documented in the Transport Master Plan.
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