Drivers can use two new sections of motorway D6 to Karlovy Vary. These concern Nové Strašecí–Řevničov and Řevničov bypass. Extension of D6 motorway will make driving safer and smoother as well as shorten the traveling time between Prague and Karlovy Vary.
Today, the government decided to change the toll rates for lorries over 3.5 tonnes. As of 1 January 2021, the charge for the use of motorways and certain first-class roads will newly consist of three parts - the usual charge for the use of infrastructure, but also charges for noise and pollution. The collected money will be spent on the infrastructure and on reducing the impacts of transport, e.g. construction of noise barriers.
This year, the roadworks on D1 have been the longest and most restricting. The modernisation took place on 7 sections in a total length of 71 out of 160 kilometres concerned between Mirošovice and Kývalka. During the winter break, all works will be stopped and the motorway will remain fully open.
Starting from December, drivers can buy a new electronic vignette for 2021. It will be now possible to set the preferred effective date up to 90 days in advance. The main sale point will be on the website edalnice.cz.
The Ministry of Transport and Czechinvest is currently preparing, together with other partners, the third year of the Czech Space Week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival dedicated to space activities, technologies, education and business will take place online from 8th to 14th November 2020. A week packed with lectures, panel discussions and live streams will celebrate the space achievements in Europe as well as the Czech Republic and provide the visitors with the latest news in the space industry and science.
The Ministry of Transport is launching the COVID-BUS scheme to support entrepreneurs in irregular bus transport. The scheme shall bring compensation for the consequences of the lockdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic. As passed by the government, one billion Czech crowns is now ready to help operators of irregular bus transportation overcome the current situation on the market until the second quarter of 2021.