The Ministry of Transport is strengthening its cooperation with the Free State of Saxony and partner institutions and follows up on the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Saxon State Ministry of Economy, Labour and Transport in July 2021. A call for support for joint innovative projects will be announced in the near future. There will also be an online information day on Tuesday 25 April.
Better cross-border rail connections, electromobility development, motorway connections D3 – S10 and D52 – A5. These were the main topics of today's meeting between transport minister Martin Kupka and Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Protection and Transport Leonore Gewessler. A joint declaration was signed to support the development of the cross-border railway connections on the Veselí nad Lužnicí – Gmünd – Vienna route.
The Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Portugal have reservations on the current proposal of the new EURO 7 emissions standard and will demand a postponement of its legal force and some countries will also request a relaxation of its parameters. This is the main conclusion of today's meeting of transport ministers in Strasbourg, convened by Czech transport minister Martin Kupka.
On Friday 20 January 2023, another meeting of the Czech-German Working Group for the exchange of the Czech Republic's port areas took place in Hamburg. The Czech delegation, led by Deputy Transport Minister Václav Bernard, held talks with the representatives of the Hamburg Port Authority. During the negotiations there was a shift in the topic involving the length of the tracks in the harbour and an agreement on the total area that shall be exchanged.
The state enterprise CENDIS and the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI) remind drivers to check the validity of their electronic vignettes and buy a new one on time. Those who have set up a notification of the ticket's expiry will receive the notification in their e-mail or, if they have entered their phone number, via SMS.
Increasing safety at level crossings is one of the priorities of Správa železnic. Last year was a record year in this respect, with 233 level crossings reconstructed thanks to sufficient funding. The original plan envisaged the modification of 150 level crossings. In addition to the modernisation and new signalling equipment, the cancellation of level crossings as such has also ensured greater traffic safety. This happened at more than 100 locations.