The Ministry of Transport and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic inform about the upcoming third call for public tender under the Programme to promote applied research, experimental development and innovation in transport – “DOPRAVA 2020+”. The public tender will be announced on 14 April 2021.
The transport policy aims to ensure the development of a high-quality, effective and reliable transport system based on sustainable use of natural resources.
Unpaid informal work, often performed more by women than men, affects women’s travel behaviour (e.g. type, number, length, purpose or frequency of journeys). The biggest difference is in availability and use of a passenger car, the most common means of transport in the Czech Republic. The survey shows a growing interest in sustainability in transport and building of public spaces. More than three quarters of all respondents think it is important to build pedestrian precincts in city centres and residential areas. A feeling of security is essential for women when choosing a means of transport. A physical assault in public transport is more of an issue for men, whereas every fifth woman has experienced a sexual harassment in public transport or a public space. These are just a few findings from a survey “Transport behaviour of women in numbers”, which was conducted by Transport Research Centre and Ministry of Transport.
(UPDATE FROM 10th March) Expired driving or professional competence licences and technical roadworthiness checks are extended by 10 months. The extension applies to documents that expired between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021. The validity of Czech certificates, technical inspections or licences is extended by 10 months in the entire European Union from the day of the original validity. The extension of validity is another step to reduce mobility of citizens as a part of protective measures adopted to fight COVID-19 pandemic. The Regulation is effective from 6 March 2021.
Since the beginning of the sale of electronic vignettes in December 2020, drivers bought until 24 February 2021 e-vignettes worth of CZK 2,670,627,025. Police controls on toll roads have imposed 1,963 on the spot fines for CZK 1,538,700 since the beginning of February.
Tonight (25. 2. 2021), the successful operational transition closed a project to implement flying on free routes, so-called Free Route Airspace (FRA), known in the Czech Republic as FRACZECH. The Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic used the current drop in air traffic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to complete and implement this important operational project, which will make return to a normal development easier as well as potentially further increase an effective provision of air traffic services.