Vision:Devising the general policy for transport and overseeing its implementation in coordination and cooperation with all related parties.
Regulating and monitoring the road freight transport sector and its services, as well as issuance of necessary permits for individuals and companies operating in the sector.
Regulating and monitoring the freight transport by rail sector and its services, as well as issuance of necessary permits for operating in the sector.
Setting freight transport's fares and tariffs.
Following up on the implementation of technical rules, and approved specifications, measurements and standards, in accordance with enacted legislation.
Following up on the implementation of bilateral transport agreements concluded between the Kingdom and other states as well as international treaties to which the Kingdom is a party.
Representing the Kingdom at regional and international bodies concerned with transport issues, and keeping up with their activities.
Preparing the necessary researches and studies for developing the sector, and issuing periodic bulletins and reports on its activities.
Establishing a databank for the transport sector.
Handling of all other functions related to the sector.
A Secure, competitive economic Transport sector that is environmentally friendly and enhances the economic and social development.
To develop all modes of transport through planning, policy making and upgrading the legal framework to increase efficiency and better Competitiveness locally and regionally to provide the best services for the public.
The Ministry of Transport was established in early 1965, when it was previously called the Ministry of Communications (Rail, Aviation and Seaports). It assumed its official status in 1971, when the Ministry of Transport law No. 42 was issued, and became a permanent law in 1972.
Said law entrusted the Ministry with the responsibility of organizing the transport sector in the Kingdom. The responsibility encompasses the task of organizing all means and vehicles of transport, fixed and movable equipment, personnel and associated services, as well as the tasks of drawing up the necessary plans and studies for determining the country's intermediate and long term needs of the means of transport.
It also includes the responsibility of drafting and updating the sector's laws, by-laws and instructions that regulate all matters related to transport, in a way that is congruent with domestic and foreign transport.
The Transport Law no. (89) 2003 published, when the Ministry will assume the following responsibilities and authorizations needed in order to carry out its mission:
MOT commands particular significance as one of the prominent national institutions that fosters and supports the transport sector and coordinates the functions of the departments, establishments, organizations and companies involved therewith. This is in addition to Ministry's responsibilities for regulating relations with local, Arab, regional and international institutions, associations and companies operating in the field of transport.