Drivers can already use the bypass of the town of Třinec. The 11-km section Nebory – Oldřichovice – Bystřice is part of the I/11 road and will significantly relieve the inhabitants of Třinec and Vendryně. The bypass will also be of great help to large businesses based in the region. The bypass is also an important route connecting the Czech Republic with Slovakia and Poland.
The Ministry of Transport has decided to listen to the needs of five regions: starting from next year, they will have selected motorway sections exempt from the motorway charges (sticker). From 2018 about 40 more kilometres of motorway in five section will be free of charges as well.
It is estimated that by 2020 there will be up to 10 million cars connected in terms of data and autonomous vehicles worldwide. The Czech Republic wants to be ready for this, so it launched the European C-ROADS project. The Ministry of Transport and other project partners today signed a joint consortium agreement, which officially kicked off the C-ROADS project. The project will last until 2020, contribute to improving the transportation safety in Europe and lay the foundations for the use of cooperative systems and automated vehicle control, including autonomous vehicles.
Starting from today, motorists can now ride on another new section of the D3 motorway Veselí nad Lužnicí – Bošilec. The 5-km long section connects to the completed section of the motorway between Tábor and Veselí nad Lužnicí. Until the adjacent parts of the motorway have been completed, this section will remain free of motorway charges for motorists.
The Ministry of Transport in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs initiated an extraordinary preventive action focused on checking upon road transport workers sent from abroad. The checks took part on border crossings at Rozvadov and Hatě at the end of September. The aim was to inform foreign employers operating in international freight transport about a new duty following from the Act on Employment. The checks showed that employers from the “old” Member States were worse in the compliance with the new law than their colleagues from the new Member States.
The Ministry of Transport prepares a draft amendment to the law that would allow taxi providers in commercial transport to use mobile applications instead of the taxameter. The resort has been working on the preparation of the basic principles of the new legislation since the beginning of the year with the representatives of other resorts and operators of conventional as well as alternative taxi services. The Ministry of Transport is also going to today's meeting in the government office with this proposal. The meeting is devoted to more general issues of shared economy.