National Transport Authority
The National Transport Authority (NTA) is budgetary institution operated and managed independently under the direction of the minister responsible for transport. It was established in 2007 by the minister responsible for transport as the successor to the General Inspectorate of Transport, the Central Transport Inspectorate, the county (capital) transport inspectorates as well as to the Civil Aviation Authority. Later on, the State Aviation Authority and the Hungarian Railway Office have also been integrated into it.
The core activity of the Authority is public administration, by carrying out the first and second instance level tasks assigned to its competence by law in the following fields:
- road transport,
- civil, state aviation,
- railways, railways management,
In Hungary the Authority is the sole entity executing all administrative and supervision activities related to transport. The National Transport Authority as the central institution of transport administration supervises and monitors the market participants' activity and operation.
The main objective of the Authority is to enhance and maintain a high level of transport safety in accordance with the targets set by the European Union in this field. For the NTA, the transport safety is a strategic area that is influenced and its efficiency is increased through the instruments of transport administration and enforcement on a daily basis.
The vision of the NTA is to establish an integrated transport authority that is quick, efficient and customer-friendly. The laws regulating its activities are clear, transparent, complying with each other as well as with the international regulations.
Our goal is to establish an authority in which the customer can manage or at least launch his/her case through the internet, no matter if it relates to an application for a driver exam or to a certification of a private aircraft ("one-stop-shop" and "two-stop-shop" systems).