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ITF Supports Estonia’s New Transport Masterplan

Launch event with Minister of Economic Affairs Taavi Aas and ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim on 21 September 2020

A new study by the International Transport Forum provides a key input for Estonia’s new National Transport and Mobility Masterplan, currently in preparation by the Estonian government.

The report, entitled “The Future of Passenger Mobility and Goods Transport in Estonia” assesses ten key aspects of transport policy and issues recommendations for reform.

Different scenarios were modelled especially for this study to examine the impact of a number of the suggested reforms.

The project was carried out with funding from the European Union’s Structural Reform Support Programme and support from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG Reform).

On the occasion of the report launch in Tallinn on Monday, 21 September, ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim thanked Taavi Aas, Estonia’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, for the trust placed in the ITF and its capacity to provide evidence-based insights for transport policy decisions.

Secretary-General Kim said:

„Governments should approach transport policy challenges systematically and with a long-term view.That means: implementing coherent policies, based on evidence, and in pursuit of clear objectives. Estonia’s government is taking such an approach, and the ITF is proud to contribute to it." 

Secretary-General Kim added:

"I hope that our report ’The Future of Passenger Mobility and Goods Transport in Estonia' will be an important building block for Estonia’s next National Transport and Mobility Plan -  a plan that will provide the guide rails for the development of Estonia’s transport system for the coming decade, for the benefit of its citizens.“

The launch event on Monday, 21 September 2020 is broadcast live on YouTube from 08:45 a.m. CEST at

The report is available for free download at

An Estonian version is made available by Estonia’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure at

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