National Transport System Plan, impact assessment, assessment programme
The National Transport System Plan guides the maintenance of the Finnish transport system and its development into the distant future. The plan will include an assessment of the current state and future operating environment of the Finnish transport system, the objectives for the transport system and the measures for meeting the objectives. National transport system planning will become a continuous process, which makes the development of the Finnish transport system more predictable and effective.
When implemented, the transport system measures will have an impact on features such as the climate, the environment, society, the movement of people and transportation in the business sector. The impact assessment will increase understanding of the effects of developing the transport system, thus supporting both planning and decision-making. The assessment will render the planning solutions and decisions more transparent. The preparation of the National Transport System Plan assesses how the objectives set for the transport system are met. An environmental assessment will be made of the Transport System Plan according to the Act on the Assessment of the Effects of Certain Plans and Programmes on the Environment (200/2005).
The impact assessment programme describes the starting points and the objectives of the National Transport System Plan and the assessment of its impacts, the progress of the preparations, the impacts assessed and the interaction related to the preparations. The assessment programme is available for viewing in the autumn of 2019, and citizens, the authorities and stakeholders may express their views to support the preparations for planning and assessment.