Coordination of the preparation of the construction of high-speed lines in the Central European region, cooperation in space activities and ITS and clean mobility. These will be the main topics of the Czech Presidency of the Visegrad Group, which starts on 1 July. Deputy Transport Minister Václav Bernard presented them to his colleagues from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland at a meeting of V4 Transport Ministers in the High Tatra mountains.
On Friday, 20 June 2023, another meeting of the Czech-German Working Group for the exchange of port areas of the Czech Republic in Hamburg took place in Prague. The Czech delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Transport Václav Bernard, discussed with the German representatives the investment in the new port area and the preparation of a contractual solution in connection with the recently leased area.
The Regional Authority of the Zlín Region has issued the binding consent opinion on the environmental impact assessment of the projects "Bělov Lock" and "Recreational Port Kroměříž", which extend the navigability of the Bata Canal to Kroměříž, whose investor is the Waterways Directorate of the Czech Republic. The design work on these structures can thus continue.
Správa železnic has announced a public tender for the Planning Permit Design for the new section of the Moravian Gate I HSL, which will be extended from Prosenice to Brodek u Přerova. Twelve kilometres of the new high-speed line will improve the transport service of the regional capital Olomouc.
The Ministry of Transport, the Association of Driving Schools of the Czech Republic, the Police of the Czech Republic and the United Organisation of the Blind and Partially Sighted have introduced another set of static and dynamic questions for applicants for a driving licence. This sixth series covers, among other things, understanding the needs of the blind as road users, but also the behaviour of other groups of pedestrians, cyclists and the correct driving of motorcyclists.
For two years now, citizens have been able to save a visit to the authority and apply for a new driving licence online, from the comfort of their home. More than 64 000 drivers have used the so-called eSubmission to apply for a driving licence via the Citizen's Portal or the Transport Portal, launched last December. Most drivers who have used the eSubmission have been from Prague, Brno and Pilsen.