Stadsregio Amsterdam is now Transport Authority Amsterdam
After a transition period of 2 years “Stadsregio Amsterdam” (Amsterdam City Region) has changed its name to “Vervoerregio Amsterdam” (Transport Authority Amsterdam). From January 1, 2006 to December 2016 Stadsregio Amsterdam operated as a grouping of 15 municipalities in the region, exercising competences in the field of traffic and transport, economy and tourism, regional housing and youth welfare.
Since January 1, 2017 it continues as Transport Authority Amsterdam, and it retains its original role as regional transport authority for commissioning public transport (bus, tram and metro) in the Amsterdam area. The new organisation will continue to work on connectivity and accessibility of the Amsterdam region and its inhabitants, to contribute to the quality of life, housing, leisure and working. The focus will be on regional traffic and transport related policies, including planning and financing of regional infrastructure for all modes of transport (public transport, road, bicycle), for traffic safety and smart mobility solutions.
The Vervoerregio during the transition has explored options to strengthen and build on collaboration with new partners, such as rather young cities Almere and Lelystad in the Flevoland province.
Collaboration for economy have now been transferred to a platform called MRA (Amsterdam Metropolitan Area) whereas collaboration on housing policy will be done on the level of the sub-regions (Amstelland-Meerlanden, Zaanstreek-Waterland and the City of Amsterdam).
Until January 1, 2015 the Stadsregio Amsterdam carried responsibilities for youth welfare, that by national legislation were devolved to the local administration.
Vervoerregio Amsterdam consists of 15 municipalities: Aalsmeer, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Beemster, Diemen, Edam/Volendam, Haarlemmermeer, Landsmeer, Oostzaan, Ouder-Amstel, Uithoorn, Purmerend, Waterland, Wormerland and Zaanstad.
Updated : March 15, 2017