The transport sector is a significant segment of Rwanda’s economy. The law establishing RURA gives it a mandate to ensure that transport services are available throughout the Country to meet, in transparency, all reasonable demands of all natural persons and organizations. It also ensures that the interests of both present and future beneficiaries of transport services are catered for and that utility providers comply with laws and regulations in force.
In the regulation of the transport sector, due attention is given to the transportation of goods and persons in the two modes, road and inland waterways. The Authority have developed a good number of tertiary legislations in terms of guidelines such as those for public transport operation, driving school operation, transport of goods operation and travel agencies.
RURA deals with issues concerning the provisions of road transport services on the road network, specific issues to urban transport and the environment such as air pollution and noise associated with the growing motorization in Rwanda. The Authority establishes the regulations for countrywide waterways transportation to comply with the standards waterways transport of goods and people.