Connectivity by land, air, and sea is the lifeblood of Singapore. As a Ministry, we work on improving transport and transport infrastructure to ensure safe and convenient commutes within the country, while expanding our links abroad to move people and goods.
To strengthen Singapore’s transportation connectivity and to develop the transport sector’s potential to advance the economic competitiveness and the quality of life in Singapore.
We aim to be a pro-active organisation, anticipating the transport sector’s needs and responding to changes in the environment. We will elevate our hub position and raise the quality of life here by harnessing new technologies, adopting world class practices as well as developing our own initiatives to stay efficient and effective.
To keep pace with technological advances, best practices, changes in the environment and emerging trends and threats.
To be conscious of the goals embedded in our Mission Statement which serves as our raison d'etre.
To anticipate and respond quickly to challenges and demands; to stay ahead and to stay in control.
To work as a team in a coordinated and synergistic manner.
To have an Inquiring mind for Improvement and Innovation.
The infinite loop depicts the Ministry’s vision of an integrated transportation system that connects people and places seamlessly within Singapore, and to the rest of the world.
The loop is expressed in three colours to represent the three transport sectors which the Ministry oversees, namely Cyan – Aviation, Green – Land, and Navy Blue – Maritime.
1968 - On 16 April 1968, we were set up as the Ministry of Communications to oversee the planning and development of Singapore’s transport and telecommunications sectors.
1985 - On 2 January, we were renamed the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), responsible for the policy directions concerned with the provision of land, sea and air transport, as well as postal, telecommunications and telephone services. In 1980, we started the Information Service, adding it to our portfolio.
1990 - On 28 November, MCI was renamed the Ministry of Communications (MINCOM) after the Information Service expanded its roles and responsibilities and was transferred to another ministry. We retained our core responsibilities for transport and telecommunications.
1999 - On June 3, MINCOM was expanded and renamed the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT). We took over the National Computer Board (NCB) from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. In December, NCB and the Telecommunication Authority of Singapore were merged to form a single statutory board, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). IDA remained under MCIT until November 2001.
2001 - On 23 November, MCIT was renamed the Ministry of Transport (MOT). Its portfolio of information technology, telecommunication and postal services were transferred to the Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts (MICA).
2002 - On 1 July, the Meteorological Service Department was transferred from MOT to the National Environment Agency, a statutory board under the Ministry of Environment.
While we are responsible for setting the policies, the implementation of the policies and the day-to-day operations are handled by our statutory boards.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is responsible for developing the air hub and aviation industry, overseeing and promoting safety in the industry, as well as providing air navigation services.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) spearheads land transport developments to strengthen Singapore’s land transport connectivity and integrate a greener and more inclusive public transport system.
The mission of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre, and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests.
The Public Transport Council (PTC) is an independent body that regulates public transport fares and ticket payment services, striving to bring about a quality and affordable public transport system for the people of Singapore.