Welcome Note

                                                                        Message from the Director General

Welcome to the LATRA website!

The Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA) is a Government Regulatory Authority established by the Act of Parliament No. 3 of 2019. The Act repelled the act of the former regulator, Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA). The Authority is set to regulate the land transport sectors particularly, transportation of goods and passengers (commuter buses, inter city buses, goods carrying vehicles, taxi, motor cycles and try cycles), railways and cable transport. LATRA has its Head Office in Dar es Salaam, and has regional offices in all twenty six (26) regions of the Mainland Tanzania.

Transport is indispensable service and a vital determinant of level of development in any society. Advancement in transportation reflects changes in the way of living, civilizations and economic development.

In this era, application of advanced technologies revolutionizes various sectors, transport included, LATRA facilitates application of such technologies as a solution to challenges in the transport sector. This is done through involvement of stakeholders, public and private partners. One of the notable successes is the Vehicle Tracking System (VTS). The system has been in operation for three years and has demonstrated remarkable results in saving lives and properties. LATRA shall continue to spearhead use of technology to address transportation challenges.

This site is organized to provide information, guidance and answers to LATRA related issues. You can also join our Social Media platforms where stakeholders can openly interact with LATRA. To join the platforms, please use a link provided at the bottom of this page.

I welcome you all to use this website to interact with LATRA.

Gilliard W. Ngewe