Matters concerning road transport and public transport are handled by the Public Transport Services Department of the Ministry of Transport.
The development of the road transport and road traffic safety systems, is carried out in accordance with the “National Development Plan for 2021-2027” and the “Guidelines for the Development of the Transport System for 2021-2027”.
The road transportation sector provides freight and passenger transportation in Latvia and abroad; expands internal and external transport and economic relations; cooperates with foreign partners in the development of international road transport. Experts of road transportation sector takes part in Joint Committee Meetings on International Road Transport Issues on the allocation of quotas for permits for international road transport and discuss current road transport issues.
State limited liability company “Road Transport Administration” is the executor of a unified state policy in the field of international transport and licensing of commercial road transport.
The holder of the “Road Transport Administration” state capital is the Ministry of Transport.
The “Road Transport Administration” co-ordinates the access to the road transport market (issues licenses for commercial road transport and license cards for vehicles for transportation of goods within the territory of Latvia and abroad, issues permits for international road transport) and monitors the compliance with requirements regulating road transport operations; takes part in interstate meetings on the allocation of quotas for permits for international road transport and performs an interstate exchange of permit forms; develops and maintains an effective, safe, competitive, environment friendly and flexible public transport system.