Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport[1] (French: Service public fédéral Mobilité et Transports, Dutch: Federale Overheidsdienst Mobiliteit en Vervoer, German: Föderaler Öffentlicher Dienst Mobilität und Transportwesen), is a Federal Public Service of Belgium.

Its head office is located at the City Atrium in the Brussels Northern Quarter business district.

It was created by Royal Order on 20 November 2001, as part of the plans of the Verhofstadt I Government to modernise the federal administration. It is responsible for preparing and implementing transportation policies.[citation needed]

The agency's Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) investigates aircraft accidents and incidents.[2] The agency's Railway Accident and Incident Investigation Unit investigates rail accidents.[3] The Federal Bureau for the Investigation of Maritime Accidents (FEBIMA) investigates maritime accidents.[4]

Organisation

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The FPS Mobility and Transport is currently organised into four Directorates-General:

It is also responsible for several government agencies, such as the Belgian Institute for Traffic Safety, and autonomous public companies, namely the National Railway Company of Belgium, the Brussels Airport Company and Skeyes.

References

  1. ^ "Circular 003/0 Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine." Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  2. ^ "FINAL REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED ON 25 MAY 2008 AT BRUSSELS AIRPORT ON A BOEING B747-209F REGISTERED N704CK Archived 4 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine." (Archive) FPS Transport Belgium. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  3. ^ "2010 Annual Report." (Archive) FPS Transport Belgium Railway Accident and Incident Investigation Unit. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Accident Investigation - Contact Points." European Maritime Safety Agency. Retrieved on 16 January 2012.