Evaluation of the operational results of the Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) of the Czech Republic for 2019 confirmed the expected slight decrease in air traffic in the Czech airspace. This development was caused by capacity problems in the region of Central and Western Europe, especially Austria and Hungary, and by the need to relieve the congested airspace above Germany.
In the period from 31 January to 30 April 2020 overtaking for trucks is forbidden on more than 116 km of Czech motorways. The respective road signs were installed by RMD these days. This restriction will apply between 6 am and 10 pm.
The Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček assumed the office of the Minister of Transport today. The resort was handed over to him by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, accompanied by the departing minister Vladimír Kremlík. In addition to the well-known objectives in the area of road and motorway sections and watercourses, the priorities of minister Havlíček also include the setting of public procurement control mechanisms, a seamless transition to an electronic vignette and an open rail ticket.
Representatives of the Railway Administration attended a meeting of the working group of the Ministries of Transport of the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany in Dresden yesterday. The group has progressed in the preparation of an international treaty which will ensure the construction and operation of this significant European project. The section of high-speed rail line Praha-Vysočany - Lovosice / Litoměřice is part of the main trans-European transport network to be completed by 2030.
I respect the Prime Minister's decision. My priority was to launch an electronic vignette system so that there was no delay and people could use it from next year. I believed that the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure (SFDI) had such a contract entirely under control, and the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure repeatedly assured me of it. That is why I opposed the Prime Minister on the premature cancellation of the entire order.
Since December last year, testing of railway vehicles at speeds of 200 kph has been under way in part of the line between Břeclav and Vranovice. The aim of the tests is to prepare selected sections of the Czech railway network for the planned speed increase and to check the behaviour of load-bearing structures and other parts of railway structures under significantly higher dynamic load. The acoustic load of the line surroundings is also being measured when the vehicle is passing at a higher speed than today's 160 kph.