On the July 8, the EU Member States officially approved transport projects that will receive €6.7 billion of funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) fund. Projects submitted under the Cohesion call may receive a co-funding rate up to 85% of the eligible costs.

From the total number of 427 proposals, 195 projects were selected, which will significantly contribute to digitalisation and decarbonisation of transport. A list of successful projects also includes a project of the company OLTIS Group with a budget of €1.1 million, under which the implementation of TAF-TSI specifications at ten private railway operators will be delivered in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2017-2019.

The main objective of the project is the implementation of standards for TAF-TSI data exchange in information systems used by private rail operators for planning and operational support of their activities. The TAF-TSI (Regulation on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the telematic applications for freight) requires that existing functionalities are enhanced by communication with infrastructure managers, cooperating operators and wagon keepers. The project aims to implement the above functionalities based on TAF-TSI so they can be effectively used by private operators.

This project aims to help private operators who have not yet used complex systems operated by large or national operators and who must now meet the requirements in terms of complexity of the required functionalities. The project will allow these private operators to achieve full interoperability when employing less costly but equally complex solutions compared to big national operators.