Digia modernises Finland national traffic license data system April 27, 2009Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
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The project by Digia and the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is part of a more extensive multi-year development programme based on the new public transport act, currently under preparation in the Parliament, and the EU’s proposal for a regulation on public passenger transport services, entering into force in Finland.
The modernised data system will be used for managing Finland’s licensed public road transport such as bus, taxi and goods traffic. It will also facilitate the maintenance of traffic licenses and traffic purchase contracts as well as reporting on the related issues. Moreover, the system will include a GIS application for planning public transport routes.
The delivery contract is based on Hansel’s framework agreement concerning public administration IT consulting.
We already know that the current traffic license system will not be able to fulfil the demands of the Act on Passenger Transport Services, entering into force at the start of 2010, and the proposal for a regulation on public passenger transport services. The new act will probably bring an increased number of competent authorities in its wake, which will necessitate ensuring their access to the traffic license system. Moreover, it is fairly likely that companies providing route traffic services will require access to the traffic license system in matters relating to applications, says inspector Harri Uusnäkki of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The system will be browser-based which enables a significantly larger user potential and improves usability. The project is a good example of Digia’s strengths – combining e-services, usability, geographic information, and versatile user requirements, says Mikaela Runeberg of Digia.
Ministry of Transport and Communications in brief The Ministry of Transport and Communications promotes a well-functioning society and the population’s well-being by ensuring that private citizens and the commercial sector have high-quality, safe and efficient transport and communications options at their disposal, and that companies in the sector have the opportunity to render their operations competitive. http://www.lvm.fi