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Ministry of Transport (Argentina)

Ministry of Transport
Ministerio de Transporte
Ministry overview
Formed1949; 75 years ago (1949) (first creation)
DissolvedDecember 10, 2023; 2 months ago (December 10, 2023)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Argentina
HeadquartersPalacio de Hacienda, Hipólito Yrigoyen 250, Buenos Aires
Annual budget$ 97,797,000 (2018)[1]
Minister responsible
  • Diego Giuliano

The Ministry of Transport (Spanish: Ministerio de Transporte) of Argentina was a national executive agency that managed transportation issues, including land, air, and sea transportation within the country.

The Ministry was founded in 1949 and was previously part of the Ministry of the Interior and Transport until 2015.

The ministry was dissolved following a presidential decree from President Javier Milei.


The first Ministry of Transport was formed in 1949 during the presidency of Juan Domingo Perón. The first minister responsible was army colonel Juan Francisco Castro, who was in office until 1952.[2] During the governments of Eduardo Lonardi and Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, the Ministry of Transport was retained, but in 1958, it was downgraded to a secretariat under the Ministry of Public Works.[3]

In 2012, during the presidency of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the Ministry of Transport became part of the Ministry of the Interior, which was renamed the Ministry of the Interior and Transport..[4] The presidency of Mauricio Macri saw the Transport portfolio upgraded to ministerial status once again; the first minister responsible this time was Guillermo Dietrich.[5]

Structure and dependencies

The Ministry of Transport counts with a number of centralized and decentralized dependencies. The centralized dependencies, as in other government ministers, are known as secretariats (secretarías) and undersecretariats (subsecretarías):[6][7]

  • Secretariat of Transport Management (Secretaría de Gestión de Transporte)
    • Undersecretariat of Rail Transport (Subsecretaría de Transporte Ferroviario)
    • Undersecretariat of Automotive Transport (Subsecretaría de Transporte Automotor)
    • Undersecretariat of Ports, Waterways and Merchant Navy (Subsecretaría de Puertos, Vías Navegables y Marina Mercante)
  • Secretariat of Transport Planning (Secretaría de Planificación de Transporte)
    • Undersecretariat of Transport Planning and Coordination (Subsecretaría de Planificación y Coordinación de Transporte)
  • Secretariat of Interjurisdictional Articulation (Secretaría de Articulación Interjurisdiccional)
    • Undersecretariat of Transport Economic and Financial Policy (Subsecretaría de Política Económica y Financiera de Transporte)
    • Undersecretariat of Strategic Projects and Technologic Development (Subsecretaría de Proyectos Estratégicos y Desarrollo Tecnológico)

Several decentralized agencies also report to the Ministry of Transport, such as the National Road Safety Agency (ANSV), the National Transport Regulation Commission (CNRT), the Transport Safety Board, the National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC), the Civil Aviation Accident Investigation Board, the National Airports System Regulatory Body (ORSNA), the Argentine National Transport Institute, and the General Ports Administration (AGP).[8][9][10] Several state-owned enterprises are also overseen by the Ministry of Transport, such as Argentina's flag carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas, Operadora Ferroviaria S.E., Ferrocarriles Argentinos, ADIFSE, and Trenes Argentinos Cargas.


The Ministry of Transport is headquartered in the Palacio de Hacienda in Buenos Aires, which has also been the headquarters of other ministries, including the Ministries of the Treasury, Public Works, and Production.[11] The Ministry's headquarters was built in two stages between 1937 and 1950 and is located on Hipólito Yrigoyen street, across from the Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.[12]

List of ministers

No. Minister Party Term President
Ministry of Transport (1949–1958)
1 Juan Francisco Castro Peronist Party 11 March 1949 – 4 June 1952 Juan Domingo Perón
2 Juan Eugenio Maggi Peronist Party 4 June 1952 – 29 June 1955
3 Alberto Iturbe Peronist Party 30 June 1955 – 21 September 1955
4 Juan José Uranga Independent (Military) 23 September 1955 – 13 November 1955 Eduardo Lonardi
5 Sadi Bonnet Independent (Military) 13 November 1955 – 1 May 1958 Pedro Eugenio Aramburu
Ministry of the Interior and Transport (2012–2015)
6 Florencio Randazzo Justicialist Party 6 June 2012 – 10 December 2015 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Ministry of Transport (2015–2023)
7 Guillermo Dietrich Republican Proposal 10 December 2015 – 10 December 2019 Mauricio Macri
8 Mario Meoni Renewal Front 10 December 2019 – 23 April 2021 Alberto Fernández
9 Alexis Guerrera Renewal Front 3 May 2021 – 29 November 2022
10 Diego Giuliano Renewal Front 29 November 2022 – 10 December 2023


  1. ^ "¿Qué hace el Presupuesto por vos?". Ministerio de Hacienda (in Spanish). 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ Mengascini, Hugo (28 August 2008). "Conflictos y huelgas ferroviarias durante el período peronista. El caso de los trabajadores ferroviarios de Tandil (1946-1955)" (PDF). (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ "LEY ORGANICA DE LOS MINISTERIOS". (in Spanish). 11 June 1958. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Una Secretaría de Transporte en nueva órbita". Página/12 (in Spanish). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Guillermo Dietrich, ministro de Transporte". La Nación (in Spanish). 25 November 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Ministerio de Transporte". (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Ministerio de Transporte". (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Disposición 135/2020". Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (in Spanish). 1 April 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Organismo Regulador del Sistema Nacional de Aeropuertos (ORSNA)". Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  11. ^ "El Palacio de Hacienda fue declarado Monumento Histórico". (in Spanish). 28 December 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  12. ^ Mejía, Virginia (28 December 2018). "Monumento histórico: el Palacio de Hacienda, mucho más que una sede ministerial". La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved 1 May 2020.
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