The members of the EP in Strasbourg swept the compromise agreement on rules for sending drivers abroad, drivers sleeping in truck cabins and access of shipping businesses to the European market from the table. The package was approved by the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) last week. Following long disputes and negotiations, the EP decided that no general rules will apply to drivers in the international road transportation business regarding transit.
The transport minister Dan Ťok held a speech at the EC meeting in Luxembourg on the proposal of the so-called Mobility Package governing matters connected with the sending of drivers abroad, drivers sleeping in their truck cabins and access of shipping businesses to the European market. The member states did not find any agreement and the Council position was postponed.
The Railway Administration Authority (RIA) officially kickstarted the modernisation of the railway route from Sudoměřice by Tábor to Votice today. The aim of one of the most important current railway infrastructure investments is to raise the speed, capacity, convenience and safety on this 20km long section of the 4th transit corridor.
One kilometre of the new motorway costs 152 million crowns, that is 55 percent less than a decade ago. Currently, nearly almost 194 kilometres of motorways and 1st class roads, which often form bypasses of cities, are being built at half of the cost. This year's launch of new buildings continues, with over 150 kilometres of new roads ready.
Members of the Central Commission of the Ministry of Transport today chose an option of the reconstruction of the whole Brno railway node. On the basis of feasibility studies, experts' opinions, opinions of representatives of the cities concerned, Railway Infrastructure Administration and taking into account the last meeting of the Control Commission to the Brno railway node and negotiations with the representatives of the railway carriers, the selected option is to move the Brno railway node close to the river. SŽDC is still preparing a technical and economic check of freight traffic for the selected variant.
The Ministry of Transport will also support building up of filling stations for hydrogen as part of the already running program for the support of alternative fuel infrastructure. For this purpose, 150 million crowns are detached from the European funds under the Operational Program Transport (OPD).