Rosavtodor in Russian transport system
Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) is a federal executive authority, which provides public services and administers the state vehicles and roads property, including recording of motorways, and provides state services related to transport safety in this area.
Federal Road Agency is an authorized competent body in the field of roads and vehicles, which exercises the obligations arising from the international treaties signed by the Russian Federation as it pertains to providing the public services and administering public property.
Rosavtodor’s area of responsibility covers the functions of the public purchaser of federal grants, R&D and innovations programs and projects on the relevant activities, including the “Roads” sub-program of the “Development of Transport System of the Russian Federation (2010-2020)” federal grant program.
Rosavtodor administers the federal motorways both directly and via the system of federal government agencies (FGA) which ensure the operations management of the federal intercity roads and their engineering structures assigned to FGA, as well as support to safe and smooth running of vehicles on the federal intercity roads.
The length of the federal intercity roads is over 50,800 km, with 48,100 km assigned to the Federal Road Agency, and 2,7000 km – to “Avtodor” State company. The FRA also manages 5646 bridges and road interchanges, 30 car tunnels, 223 crosswalks in different levels.
As of January 1, 2014, total residual cost of the road property complex assigned to Rosavtodor on the basis of operational management and its lower federal agencies is 696 billion rubles.
Rosavtodor’s activities are regulated by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, orders and regulations of the Government of the Russian Federation, international treaties signed by the Russian Federation, orders and regulations of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
The head of the Federal Road Agency is appointed and released by the Government of the Russian Federation as advised by the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.