Sétra is a Technical Department for Transport, Roads and Bridges Engineering and Road Safety of the french Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy.
As a center of excellence in infrastructure and transport engineering, Sétra has to produce and spread state of art knowledge and know how.
Sétra’s essential aim is to support national and local authorities in their policies to provide
an effi cient and safe road network for people and goods, and to develop an integrated
and sustainable European transportation system. In all the strategic fi elds dealing with
road, bridges, multimodal and intermodal facilities, it provides expertise, methodologies,
guidelines, as well as software and information systems.
To elaborate these methodologies and facilitate use of emerging technologies and
innovative practices Sétra works with a broad range of public and private stakeholders.
Sétra has a strong focus on exchanging experiences and knowledge within the international community. It is an active member of PIARC committees (World Road Association) and, as a technical approval body, is an EOTA member (European Organisation for Technical Approvals)
The french Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy