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The Ministry’s main objectives are: to plan and develop the transport network with emphasis
on increased safety, security and efficiency; to provide integrated transport solutions; to ensure
a more environmentally sustainable transport system, and to utilize advanced technologies
in the operation of transport facilities.

The MOT is organized into the following framework:


Ministry of Transport and Road Safety
  • Land Transport
  • Air Transport
  • Sea Transport
  • Meteorology

The MOT is responsible for administration and policy in the transport sector, and for land, air and sea transport systems and services; adviser to the government on transport policy; generating, formulating, implementing, administering and monitoring Ministry policies and strategies; negotiating bilateral and multilateral agreements; coordinating Ministry activities.

The major objective of the Ministry of Transport & Road Safety is to provide top quality
transportation services by planning long-term transport solutions, modernizing and
increasing efficiency.
Main objectives:
  • To plan and develop the transport systems with emphasis on safety and efficiency
  • To ensure a more environmentally sustainable transport system
  • To plan and develop integrated transport solutions that will be more efficient for users
  • To ensure better and more strategic integration of transport and land use planning
  • To upgrade transportation systems and adopt advanced technologies
  • To optimize the utilization of existing infrastructures by managing demand (Intelligent Transport Systems)
  • To liberalize and increase competition, and broaden the involvement of the private sector in financing, developing and operating transportation systems
Israel's rapid demographic and economic growth is far beyond the rate of similarly developed countries. This high growth level has generated an increase in the demand for means of transportation. This in turn calls for expanded investment in transportation infrastructure and constant regulatory updating to maintain and improve the overall level of transportation services offered to the public.

In the last decade, the development of transportation in Israel has moved into high gear. In all areas of transport – by land and sea and air – there has been an increase in infrastructure investment, far-reaching reforms and technological advances, and reforms and technological advances, and competition has grown. While this period was characterized by an increase in both the population and the national product, according to all indicators the growth in transportation far exceeded that of other sectors.
Despite the significant increase in infrastructure investment, the rate of development has not reflected the rate of growth in the various transportation fields and as a result the overall level of service has not improved.

A number of important transport projects are now at the implementation and advanced planning stages. It is anticipated that the development and operation of these projects will have a significant impact on the transport sector and on the economy as a whole. The development of transportation services is of vital importance to the State of Israel, both to promote economic growth, and as a source of employment and increased productivity. For the past decade, every government in Israel has set transportation development as a central national goal, and supported this policy with legislation, wideranging reforms and increased budgets. This policy is strongly supported by the current government, which aims to increase efficiency and competition, and encourage private sector involvement in financing, implementing and operating major transport projects.