The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU Space Programme and new EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), which will reside in Prague. The aim of the EU Space Programme with a budget of EUR 14.8 billion will be mainly construction and operation of satellite systems, which will make data and services accessible for all users across various industries, in private and state sector, in science as well as for personal use.
The European C-Roads platform opened registration for C-ITS Roadshow, which will take place on 4 June in Brno. The international event is aimed on cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) and the main part will be online. C-ITS Roadshow is a part of the URBIS Smart City Fair 2021.
The final step of the project preparation, i.e. documentation to obtain building permit, needs to be taken to launch the construction of a new railway route Praha-Ruzyně – Praha-Václav Havel Airport. Správa železnic (the national railway infrastructure manager) intends to announce a public procurement for the documentation contractor. The documentation will also include a Building Information Modelling (BIM). The construction of the railway track should begin in three years. A part of the construction will also be a railway station Praha-Dlouhá Míle with a car park and a bus terminal.
From 19 April 2021, drivers who accidentally bought an e-vignette for a non-existing number plate can request a refund. This option applies to those, who filled out a wrong country of registration or replaced number “0” by letter “O”, as well as to foreign drivers.
On 14 April 2021, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA ČR) and the Ministry of Transport announced the third public call for a programme to support applied research, experimental development and innovations in transport, DOPRAVA 2020+.