By the end of this year, another 130 parking spaces for trucks will be added to the D1 motorway, making a total of 850 parking spaces available. A further 213 parking spaces will be created for emergencies. As part of the winter maintenance, there will also be two spreading wagons on Exit 90 all winter, which can start immediately and treat the road if necessary. Minister of Transport Vladimir Kremlík informed about it at a joint meeting with the Governor of the Vysočina Region Jiří Běhounek, which follows the July meeting.
On Friday, 20 September , transport ministers of the EU Member States dealt with reducing greenhouse gas emissions in transport, which is supposed to lead to a climate-neutral European Union. The Czech Republic was represented by Deputy Minister of Transport Tomáš Čoček. Transport is one of the key sectors that can contribute most to reducing greenhouse gases.
Press information on the agreement on flights between the Czech Republic and the Russian Federation.
Minister of Transport Vladimír Kremlík and the Director of the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure Zbyněk Hořelica presented the upcoming electronic vignette system that will replace paper vignettes for passenger cars since 2021 at the Prague Ring Road. With the participation of the Police of the Czech Republic and the state-owned company CENDIS, they demonstrated how the validity of the electronic vignette will be checked in traffic and they introduced the upcoming model of its purchase in the e-shop. Prices and individual types of vignettes do not change. Newly, the annual stamp will have rolling validity and will be valid for 365 days. The funds from the vignettes will continue to be used for repairs and to build new road constructions.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, a meeting regarding truck transport was held at the Straka Academy. The main topics included truck driving on Sunday, the prohibition for trucks to overtake in selected sections or strengthening the presence of the police on motorways. In addition to the Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček and Minister of Transport Vladimír Kremlík, the Police President Jan Švejdar and the Director of the Road and Motorway Directorate Radek Mátl attended.
These days, the Ministry of Transport has made the first steps towards the transformation of the Road and Motorway Directorate from a state-funded organization into a company operating in market environment. Within at least three years the change should lead to the creation of a business entity which will be better suited to the environment in which it operates and will respond effectively to the need for speeding up the construction of transport infrastructure.