Minister of Transport (France)

The Minister of Transport is a cabinet member in the Government of France. The position was created in 1870 as a modification of that of the Minister of Public Works (Ministre des Travaux Publics) (1830–1870). It has frequently been combined with the positions of Minister of Public Works (Ministre de l'Équipement), Minister of Housing (Logement), Minister of Tourism, Minister of Territorial Development (Aménagement du territoire) and Minister of the Sea.

Following the election of Nicolas Sarkozy as President of France in May 2007, the Ministry of Transport was absorbed by the Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development, and Territorial Development, now the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea. The post has had a subordinate role within the department since then, a junior minister attending Cabinet roughly equivalent to a Minister of State in Commonwealth countries. The post has changed names many times; as of May 2016 Alain Vidalies is Secretary of State for Transport, the Sea and Fisheries (Secrétaire d’État chargé des Transports, de la Mer et de la Pêche).[1]

Ministers of Transport (or equivalent) since 1870

See also


  1. "Biographie d'Alain Vidalies". Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the Sea. 17 February 2016.
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