Today, MPs dealt with two projects aimed at making life easier in the field of transport. They approved the introduction of electronic vignettes since 2021 and discussed the Railways Act, which allows the introduction of the Single Tariff System. In addition, the Ministry of Transport has progressed in the preparation of a single ticket today so that railway carriers have already received the essential technical and contractual documentation for the System and thus have all the documents necessary to modify their check-in systems so that the system can be launched next year.
The Ministries of Transport of the Czech Republic and of the Russian Federation agreed to maintain the current status and the scope of air traffic. By the end of the summer, negotiations will continue to discuss the framework for further cooperation in future.
The current situation in the air traffic between the Czech Republic and Russian Federation results from the failure of aviation authorities of both countries to reach an agreement. In this connection, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation limited unilaterally the right of flying over the Siberian part of the Russian territory for České aerolinie, a.s. on their flights from/to Prague and Soul, which had been used by the Czech carrier for long. The Czech side considers this step to be a breach of the existing arrangements, so it has limited the rights of Russian air carriers pursuant to the Air Transport Agreement (1966).
The opening ceremony took place on the next section of the D3 motorway today. These 8 km of a new motorway connect the municipalities Bošilec and Ševětín, and more motorway sections will follow. This motorway section will remain free of charge for drivers until the end of the year. This fast connection to the south of Bohemia is currently the motorway section where building works have progressed most.
The high-speed connection between Prague and Dresden shall connect north and south European harbours and make it possible to shift cargo from overloaded motorways onto the railway. This is what the Czech transport minister Vladimír Kremlík agreed on with his Saxon counterpart Martin Dulig.
There is a new opportunity for research organisations, businesses and other entities to get funding for their research projects that will bring new solutions, concepts, technological practices and services with added value for the transportation sector and with economic benefits. On June 12, 2019 the Czech Technology Agency (TA ČR) announced its first public competition under the Ministry of Transport programme DOPRAVA 2020+.