The Motorways and Road Administration Organisation ŘSD has a new director: Pavol Kováčik replaced Jan Kroupa. His job is to accelerate the preparation of new motorway projects, set efficient management and control mechanisms, improve cooperation with the police and regions during emergencies and communication towards the public. The transport minister Vladimír Kremlík will be happy if the recent head of ŘSD stays in the sector.
The president of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman today appointed the new transport minister Vladimír Kremlík at the Prague castle. The priorities minister Kremlík set are acceleration of construction of key transport infrastructure, reduction of preparation time for high-speed rail lines and development of so-called PPP projects in motorway network construction.
The transport minister Dan Ťok officially started the construction of another section of the D3 motorway in section Úsilné – Hodějovice. Over 7 km of motorway will be used as the České Budějovice bypass and keep transit traffic away from the South Bohemian capital, which is something the local residents will highly appreciate. The section Úsilné – Hodějovice connects to section Hodějovice – Třebonín, the construction of which started at the end of March.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic together with the Czech Waze community and Israeli Waze company work on the deployment of Waze Beacons in Brno tunnels. The purpose of the beacons is to provide the driver’s location inside a tunnel. This action extends the successful cooperation from May 2018 when Waze Beacons were installed in Jihlava tunnel and introduced for the first time.
Modernisation of route Rokycany – Pilsen and Třinec bypass belong to a package of 25 big projects from ten EU member states for which the European Commission approved funding. This will bring EUR 151 million for Czech projects, i.e. almost CZK 4 billion. Both works are already serving the public, so this was only the formal completion of a demanding approval process.
Smart transport infrastructure, autonomous vehicles and navigation and satellite systems. These are only some of the areas the Ministry of Transport will support during the next years with up to CZK 2 billion in the new DOPRAVA 2020+ scheme. The government approved the material on Monday and opened the way for all potential applicants doing research in the transportation field.