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26 September 2018

EU Budget: Commission proposes increased funding to invest in connecting Europeans with high-performance infrastructure

As part of the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is today proposing to renew the 'Connecting Europe Facility', with a budget of €42.3 billion to support investments in the European infrastructure networks for transport (€30.6 billion), energy (€8.7 billion) and digital (€3 billion).

City of London introduces city's first low-emission parking fare

The City of London Corporation, which provides public services for London's financial and commercial district, has introduced preferential parking rates for electric and hybrid vehicles within London's 'Square Mile'.

Air pollution increased in Spain in 2017

In 2017, air quality worsened in Spain as a result of the economic recovery. A total of 45 million people (~97% of the population) breathed polluted air in 2017, according to Spanish confederation, Ecologists in Action. In their report titled “Air quality in the Spanish State during 2017”, the confederation announced that 88% of the national territory was exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution.

4 September 2018

Czech cities purchase electric buses

Transport companies have begun shopping for electric vehicles this year. By the beginning of next year, 65 new battery-powered electric motor buses should be seen in Czech cities. Rebuilding the vehicle fleet with more environmentally friendly vehicles is not primarily motivated by the benefit to the environment, the main attraction is a billion crowns of European funding for the purchase of electric buses distributed by the Ministry for Regional Development.

Mobility plan for Prague and the surrounding area

After nearly three years of work, 240 concrete measures to improve transport have been named on the basis of an analysis of problem spots and discussions with the professional public. The major projects include the completion of the Prague Ring Road and other road constructions, the construction of the Metro line D and the development of the tram network, the extension of the railway network including the connection with the airport and city of Kladno, the creation of 100 km of new cycling routes, strengthening of the share of electric vehicles, repair of streets and bridges, improvement of public transport stops, construction of P+R parkings in the Central Bohemian Region, improvement of the city's supply system, introduction of low carbon logistics system, toll system, creation of fast connection with cities such as Ústí nad Labem, Hradec Králové and Liberec, barrier-free public transport vehicles and others.