Com­mit­tee on Trans­port

Foto: Autobahn und parallel verlaufender Eisenbahn

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The areas dealt with by the Committee on Transport reflect the topics addressed in the various departments of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

The committee focuses in particular on the following policy areas:

  • General transport policy
  • Statistics, the budget, transport financing
  • Taxes, levies and tolls in the transport sector
  • EU transport infrastructure
  • Road construction
  • Rail and combined transport
  • Transport law: road passenger transport, road haulage
  • Traffic safety
  • Road Traffic Act, Road Traffic Regulations
  • Automotive technology and legislation on roadworthiness authorisation
  • Navigation on inland waterways, inland ports and inland waterways
  • Maritime transport, seaports and waterways
  • Aerospace and weather service
  • Transport research
  • Environmental protection in the transport sector
  • Digital infrastructure

The Committee on Transport is the lead committee in deliberations on draft legislation submitted to the Bundesrat by the Federal Government when the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is the lead ministry, and for draft legislation from the federal states’ governments drawn up in the corresponding Land ministries.

The committee also participates in discussions if legislation examined primarily by one of the other 15 committees has an impact on the policy areas listed above.

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