Multi-Modal Planning and Delivery: Single Modal Agencies and National Administration in Austria

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In Austria, each of the primary types of transport (road, rail, water, air) is organised at national level in independent organizations ("single modal concept"), which are in state ownership. The overarching administrative, inspection and control body is the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). The federal system gives rise to extensive competences at both regional and local level with regard to spatial planning and construction as well as a noticeable political influence. Under the existing system, intermodal planning and facilities require interfaces that are presently mostly resolved on an informal level.