Electronic highway vignettes have been valid in the Czech Republic for a year. The system administrator, the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure, would like to draw consumers’ attention to the risks associated with purchasing electronic vignettes from unofficial distributors. Not only are these purchases more expensive for customers, but they can also result in significant complications involving the administration of the electronic vignettes. Unfortunately, the numbers of these purchases are on the rise and increasingly numbers of drivers have contacted the customer line operators who are unable to help them in the majority of cases.
It has been exactly one year since the sale of e-vignettes launched. Digitisation made their purchase easier and more comfortable. Drivers can choose the start of validity and will also receive a notification by SMS or e-mail about nearing end of validity. To this day, 5,749,263 e-vignettes were sold, which is more than in 2020, when only old paper vignettes were available.
On 23 November 2021, the Czech Deputy Minister of Transport Jan Sechter and Mongolian Deputy Minister of Road and Transport Development Bat-Erdene Jalavsuren signed memorandum on cooperation in civil aviation. It deals with air traffic management, training of pilots or exchange of information in civil aviation.
After eight years, the last narrowing measures on D1 motorway between Mirošovice and Kývalka disappeared. More than 10 construction companies worked under full traffic and built brand new 160 kilometres of the motorway. Over 1,000 workers and tens of machines were working at one time, some works were done also during nights. Finishing D1 motorway means that drivers can get from Prague to Brno in two hours without speed limits or traffic lanes narrowing.
The Ministry of Transport and its partners evaluated the current position of the Czech Republic in field of autonomous driving. The Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Transport concluded the first phase of its activity and prepared recommendations for operation of self-driven vehicles and for further development in this field. The Ministry also launched project focusing on legal aspects of operation of self-driven vehicles in the Czech Republic.
At its meeting today with the European Commission representatives in Prague, the Czech and Saxon delegations presented joint priorities for speeding up international travelling by train. The ministers Karel Havlíček and Martin Dulig stated that inclusion of the high-speed railway from Prague to Dresden via Ústí nad Labem into Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is a shared priority. They focused also on financing of railway transport buildings from European funds. The meeting took place at the occasion of arrival of the Connecting Europe Express (CEE, European train promoting railway transport) to Prague.