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Operational Programme ’’Transport and Transport Infrastructure’’ 2014-2020

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Operational Programme “Transport and Transport Infrastructure” 2014-2020 (OPTTI) is one of the ten operational programmes of the Republic of Bulgaria, co-financed by the EU Cohesion and Structural Funds.

The overall aim of OPTTI 2014-2020 and of Operational Programme “Transport” 2007-2013 is „Development of sustainable transport system”.

The following seven specific objectives have been identified as part of the overall objective of OPTTI 2014-2020:

  • Attraction of passenger and freight traffic through improving the quality of the railway infrastructure along TEN-T;
  • Removal of bottlenecks on the TEN-T road network;
  • Increasing the usage of intermodal transport;
  • Increasing the usage of metro;
  • Improvement the transport management through introduction of innovative systems;
  • Improvement the management of the railway network;
  • Establishment of necessary conditions for successful completion of OPT 2007-2013; and implementation of OPTTI 2014-2020, strengthening the administrative capacity and public awareness.

The priority axes of the programme are as follows:

1. Development of the railway infrastructure along the “core” TEN-T;

2. Development of the road infrastructure along the “core” and “comprehensive” TEN-T;

3. Improvement of intermodal transport services for passengers and freights and development of sustainable urban transport;

4. Innovations in management and services – establishment of modernized infrastructure for traffic management, enhancement of both transport safety and transport security.

5. Technical assistance.

The Road Infrastructure Agency is a beneficiary under Priority axes 2, 4 and 5 of OPTTI.

Projects under OPTTI 2014-2020:

  • Construction of Struma Motorway, Lot 3
  • Western Arc of Sofia Ring Road, section 2
  • Development and implementation of Intelligent Transport System in the scope of Trakia Motorway
  • Preparation of design for Road І-1 /Е-79/ „Vidin – Montana – Vratsa” project