What does the transport system analysis include?

The transport system is a system comprised of all forms of passenger and goods transport, the transport networks serving them, communications connections and information, transport services, vehicles and traffic control systems. The aim of transport system analysis is to compile a strategic overview of the current state of the transport system, its development needs and the development of the operating environment. As such, the analysis does not include real-time or in-depth data on the different elements of the transport system. The information is divided into a section on the progress towards the objectives of the National Transport System Plan and situational pictures of different modes of transport.

Situational picture of accessibility

Transport accessibility can be defined as the ease at which people and companies can access the services and functions that they need. Ease is defined by how quickly and affordably the desired destination can be reached. The situational picture examines accessibility from the perspectives of infrastructure quality, the coverage of transport and communications networks and the availability of functions.

Strategic situational picture of the transport network

The strategic situational picture of the transport network is a compilation of the most notable challenges affecting the functionality of the entire transport system and the key nodes connected to it at present and in the next 12 years. The situational picture covers Finland’s entire state-owned transport infrastructure network, which consists of the rail network, road network and waterway network. Also included in the situational picture are private roads, the street network, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, public transport terminals and stations, park-and-ride car parks, ports, the airport network, border crossings and the accessibility of nodes.

Situational picture of transport services

The situational picture of transport services is an overview of the current state of transport services. It provides information about public transport services and their accessibility, ticket, fare and information services and goods transport services. The situational picture will be expanded in the future to also include information about taxi services, shared transport services, integrated mobility services and minimum passenger transport services. The situational picture includes data on e.g. the supply and demand of services, the funding of public transport and the market for transport services.
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Performance metrics of the National Transport System Plan

The measurement of the progress towards achieving the objectives of the National Transport System Plan (Liikenne 12) is part of transport system analysis. This measurement is carried out using the performance metrics of the National Transport System Plan, which consist of key performance indicators depicting the status of the transport system.

The situational pictures and performance metrics are part of transport system work.

The building of the transport system analysis was started in 2020 with the strategic situational picture of the transport network. The aim is to include all the key elements of the transport system in the analysis by the end of 2023. Even after this, the development of the analysis will continue in collaboration with stakeholders.