History of The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and planning (OTP)
The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) is responsible for submitting policies, formulating transport and traffic plans, and working out transport safety measures that are consistent with the master plans so as to bring about unity of the national transport and traffic policy. According to the Ministerial Regulation on Internal Organization of the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning ministry of Transport, B.E. 2545 (2002), it is the OTP’s mission to make comprehensive studies and analysis, set up the database of information system, supervise and expedite the operations of agencies under the Ministry of Transport, Carry out continuous assessment of their performance in compliance with plans, projects, and budget constraints. The OTP is also required to convey its opinions to the National Transport Policy Board and the Commission for the Management of Land Traffic so that the law on the national land transport as well as legislation having implications for transport and traffic management will be made or amended.
In addition, the OTP is entitled by the Commission for the Management of Land Traffic Act of B.E. 2521 (1978) and its (second) Amendment of B.E. 2535 (1992) to put forward policies and master plans to the Cabinet, set the standard of the traffic management and propose viable solution to land traffic problems.