Starting on January 1, 2018, the Ministry of Transport will exempt from fees another five motorway sections that constitute city by-passes or through which category I roads pass. These include for example motorways around Olomouc, Otrokovice, Pohořelice or Sokolov. This way, the Ministry of Transport follows its decision from the past years when 145 km of motorways situated near cities were excluded from charges.
Construction of 230 new kilometres of motorways and category I roads in progress, transfer of railway stations to state ownership and commencement of repairs, registration of vehicles in any office, correction of the incorrectly set toll contracts and a new transparent tender. These are the basic results of Dan Ťok for his 1000 days in the function of the Minister of Transport. Since 1993, Dan Ťok became only the third of the seventeen ministers of transport who were heading the transport field for more than two and three quarters of a year.
After a five-year transitional period, billboard owners face a statutory duty to remove their advertising banners from the protection zone of motorways and category I roads within five business days. Subsequently, ŘSD will start monitoring the places where illegal billboards are located, which now have nothing to do in the motorway and road protection zones.
After September 20 the D8 motorway will be operational in all four lanes on the Prackovické estacade. Following the meeting of the Geotechnical Monitoring Council, the transport minister Dan Ťok and the Director of the Road and Motorway Directorate Jan Kroupa said this. Monitoring of the bridge estacade will continue and further upgrades will be made starting from the spring season.
Germany confirmed that the railway connection projects Prague – Dresden – Berlin and Nuremberg – Schwandorf / Munich – Regensburg – Schwandorf – Furth im Wald – Pilsen – Prague will be reclassified as projects of urgent need. This step will allow faster construction. The minister of transport Dan Ťok was informed about this by his German counterpart Alexander Dobrindt.
Four parties interested – bidders registered in the competition for the toll system operator on Czech motorways and category I roads. This confirmed that there is interest in the contract on the market and the selection of the new toll operator can successfully continue. The Ministry of Transport will now assess whether all candidates have fulfilled the required qualification and will invite them to submit a preliminary bid.