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Under the Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014–2020, EU funds in the amount of EUR 434 million have been awarded for the development of the transport sector, namely for:

  • railway infrastructure: EUR 220.6 million in grants, of which EUR 180.6 million from the EU Cohesion Fund for upgrading the Maribor-Šentilj railway line, for the safety and technical upgrade of the Karavanke railway tunnel and the construction of a second track on the Divača-Koper line and EUR 40 million from the European Regional Development Fund for upgrading the railway hub at Pragersko;
  • road infrastructure: a total of EUR 63.5 million from the EU Cohesion Fund for the construction of the A4 motorway: the Draženci-Gruškovje section, and EUR 68.4 million from the European Regional Development Fund for a part of the third development axis (southbound – Novo Mesto bypass), the construction of the first stage of the Murska Sobota eastern bypass and the construction of the Krško bypass at the old Krško bridge section up to the roundabout at TC Krško and the project the under the Agreement for the Development of Regions;
  • maritime and port infrastructure development: EUR 1.5 million from the EU Cohesion Fund for the establishment of the Slovenian Centre for Traffic Control and Management in Critical Situations at Sea; and
  • sustainable mobility: a total of EUR 80.8 million in EU funds is available to promote the shift to more sustainable means of transport in urban areas, namely:
    • EUR 29.8 million under the Integrated Territorial Investments mechanism (EUR 21 million from the European Regional Development Fund and EUR 8.4 million from the EU Cohesion Fund) for urban municipalities for Park and Ride (P+R) projects, cycling infrastructure projects, pedestrian infrastructure projects, public transport infrastructure projects and projects related to mobility management in cities and modern technology use. A total of 49 projects in 11 urban municipalities were selected, of which 20 projects in 9 urban municipalities have already been approved while others are in the phase of preparation.
    • EUR 23 million from the European Regional Development Fund has been allocated for the establishment of cycling connections to ensure sustainable mobility under the Agreement for the Development of Regions mechanism approved via the instrument of direct approval of operations.
    • EUR 26 million from the EU Cohesion Fund was earmarked for public calls for proposals for the development of the municipalities' integrated transport strategies, the construction of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, bus stations and P+R systems and the implementation of soft sustainable mobility measures. A total of 177 projects have been approved that either have been or are being implemented.
    • Public smart charging stations for electric vehicles: EUR 2 million have been earmarked from the EU Cohesion Fund to be allocated through public calls for proposals.