The single railway ticket system launched in December last year. Since then, 505,000 people bought it in total amount over CZK 50 million. The interest increased especially due to summer holidays.
The first ambitious project from the Czech National Space Plan will be carried out after the European Space Agency (ESA) recommended the Space Laboratory for Advanced Variable Instruments and Applications (SLAVIA) project. It should lay down the foundations for future mining on asteroids by using two 20-kilograms satellites each of which will carry three devices designated mainly for exploration of asteroid fragments, or interplanetary matter entering the Earth atmosphere. Negotiations between ESA and a consortium led by a company S.A.B. Aerospace from Brno about launch of the project are in the final stage. Feasibility study, which will set the timeframe, should be elaborated within 12 months.
Over a month now, drivers with expired driving licence can apply for an exchange online via Citizen Portal using a data mailbox. Everything can be done from the comfort of your home in just a couple of minutes without a need to visit a municipal authority. From 1 June, ca. 6,000 drivers tried this new option.
Exactly 50 years ago, on 12 July 1971, first drivers enjoyed the newly opened D1 motorway between Prague and Mirošovice. Since then, D1 has changed drastically and in the last 7 years construction workers and engineers have completely rebuilt 119 kilometres of the motorway under its full operation. The remaining 41 kilometres will be finished by October.
Many drivers did not intend to buy the e-vignette before summer holidays given its flexible validity. However, they should not forget about it before going on holiday. A fine for driving without a valid e-vignette can scale up to CZK 5,000 on the spot and to CZK 20,000 in an administrative proceeding.
Správa železnic (the national railway infrastructure manager) is successfully implementing its plan to improve 200 level crossings this year. The modernisation, which includes also making the level crossings safer, will cost nearly CZK 2 billion. In the first half of 2021, Správa železnic finished works on 65 level crossings and continues working on other 67.