Ostrava public transport succeeds in receiving EU grants In the long-term prospective, Ostrava Public Transport (Dopravní podnik Ostrava, DPO) is highly successful in receiving EU grants to renew its fleet of vehicles, and to modernize the infrastructures of the public transport system in Ostrava. Since 2007, DPO has received grants of up to 2,500 million CZK, and is planning more projects. In the previous grant period, i.e. from 2013, DPO received 2,400 million CZK for their investment projects, out of which 1,400 million CZK came from EU grant programmes. The most significant investments of that period involved the renewal of the fleet, including CNG infrastructures, and dashboard and dispatch system in vehicles. In the current grant period, DPO is the most successful applicant among Czech transport companies, with grants worth 958 million CZK already confirmed to support projects totalling 1,200 million CZK, and more projects in preparation with an estimated grant total of 1,500 million CZK. They are mostly grants to cover the renewal of the fleet (trams, trolleybuses, buses, new electric buses) and investments in infrastructure.
DPO is intensively implementing the strategy of the continuous renewal of the fleet. The plan is to purchase vehicles totalling 4,700 million CZK by 2022, purchasing modern ecological low-floor and fully air-conditioned vehicles to bring the passengers a brand-new travel comfort. DPO uses the EU grants to implement other strategic projects, such as the modernization of information systems, and decreasing the energy performance of buildings. High level of success in receiving EU grants reflects the elaborate and socially responsible company strategy as well as the professionalism of the experienced team of specialists at DPO whose work successfully complies with the requirements of the grant-application processes.
Parciální trolejbusy Škoda 26 Tr. Partially battery-powered trolleybuses Škoda 26 Tr. Trolejbusy umožňují cca 12km jízdu bez trolejového vedení. Jejich doplňkovou výzbroj tvoří trakční akumulátory konstrukce nLTO (nano Lithium Titanate Oxid), které se v běžném provozu se dobíjejí při jízdě pod trolejovým vedením. Vozidla jsou vybavena klimatizací pro cestující, moderním kamerovým i informačním systémem. Investice do 10 vozidel v hodnotě 133 mil. korun počítá s dotací IROP (ITI) ve výši 85 % způsobilých nákladů.
Trolleybuses allow approx. 12km transport without an overhead line. They are equipped with traction nLTO (nano Lithium Titanate Oxid) batteries, recharged during a standard run with an overhead power line. The vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, a modern camera surveillance and information systems. An investment of 133 million CZK in 10 vehicles is part of the IROP (ITI) grant covering 85% of the ztotal costs.
Foto: archív DPO Text: Ing. Miroslav Albrecht
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