Infrastructure Modeling Policy

Finnish Rail Agency

The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (Väylävirasto), shortened to FTIA, is a Finnish government agency responsible for the maintenance of Finland’s road, rail, and waterway systems. The agency’s parent organization is the Ministry of Transport and Communications. FTIA have an annual budget for their works in the region of 2.1 billion euros. The FTIA is composed of five divisions and two functional areas that report directly to the Director General. These divisions are: Operations Management, Transport Network Planning, Projects, Infrastructure Management, Infrastructure Access and Information. FTIA is a skilled procurement organisation whose mission is promoting the easy movement of people and the efficient transport of goods by the world of business. In the summer of 2019, FTIA committed to the a vision for standardizing the information management of the built environment: “Defined and regulated information flows comprehensively throughout the entire life cycle of the built environment. The starting point in FTIA’s operations is that each project would be implemented in the best possible way based on information models and open information management standards. However, the quality of the data models has not been measured or monitored Operations are supported by interoperable information services and systems.

This publication is a compilation of a master’s thesis bringing together the most important issues for FTIA from the text, such as the starting points of the research, the findings and development proposals. The focus of the case study was on the data management process of data modeling and in particular data transfer. The results of the work have been the subject of a recommendation road map and proposals for action for 2021 and 2025. The starting point in FTIA’s implementation is that each project would be implemented in the best possible way, based on information models and open information management standards. However, the quality of the data models has not been measured or monitored Operations are supported by interoperable information services and systems. The following specific objectives were set for the study:
– to define the level of information modeling in the organization in general
– to create a tool with which the development can be monitored
– to define the basic principles guiding the activities
– proposals for the development of information and know-how related to information modeling in the fairway’s organization and processes

https://julkaisut.vayla.fi/pdf12/vj_2020-18_inframallinnuksen_toimintalinja_web.pdf