Over the past five years, a total of more than 18 trillion yuan has been completed in fixed investment in transportation, and the total mileage of the comprehensive transportation network currently exceeds 6 million kilometers.

  Promote the realization of the beautiful vision of "people enjoy their travels and things flow smoothly" (authoritative release)

  How has the transportation work progressed in the past year?

In the new stage, how can transportation strive to be a pioneer in Chinese-style modernization?

On February 28, at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office, responsible comrades from relevant departments introduced the overall situation of high-quality development of transportation serving Chinese modernization and responded to social concerns on related issues.

National transportation fixed asset investment will complete 3.9 trillion yuan in 2023

  On February 28, the Spring Festival Transport enters the 34th day, and there are still 6 days left to end.

"According to preliminary statistics, in the 33 days before the Spring Festival travel season, the number of people moving across regions across society reached 7.204 billion, and cargo transportation was also efficient and orderly," said Li Xiaopeng, Minister of Transport.

  Looking at the flow of people, the total number of trips hit a record high for the same period in history.

As of February 27, the number of cross-regional personnel movements across the country increased by 10.6% compared with last year and 9.1% compared with 2019.

Among them, self-driving on highways has become the main form of travel. In the 33 days before the Spring Festival travel rush, the number of self-driving trips on expressways and ordinary national and provincial roads exceeded 5.8 billion, reaching a historical peak.

  Looking at cargo transportation, the transportation of key materials is orderly and smooth.

The key material circulation hub operates stably, and the "major artery" and "microcirculation" are generally smooth, effectively ensuring the transportation of key materials such as energy and people's livelihood.

  "Through the joint efforts of all parties, the Spring Festival Transport has so far withstood the severe test of complex and severe weather, and the overall operation has been stable." Li Xiaopeng said that in the past year, the transportation system has worked hard to speed up the construction of a transportation powerhouse, and various tasks have made positive progress.

  The improvement of the national comprehensive three-dimensional transportation network has been accelerated.

In 2023, 3.9 trillion yuan will be invested in fixed assets in transportation across the country, 2,776 kilometers of high-speed rail will be opened, 7,000 kilometers of highways will be built, renovated and expanded, 1,000 kilometers of new and improved waterways will be added, the number of transportation aviation airports will reach 259, and all organized villages across the country will have postal services.

  The level of transportation services continues to improve.

According to preliminary statistics, 54.75 billion tons of operating freight were completed last year, a year-on-year increase of 8.1%, an increase of 16.9% over 2019; 61.25 billion cross-regional personnel movements were completed, a year-on-year increase of 30.9%, an increase of 0.8% over 2019.

  Smart green development is further advanced.

The construction of smart railways, smart highways, and smart waterways is accelerating, and the scale of automated container terminals that have been built or are under construction ranks among the top in the world.

New energy vehicles accounted for 77.6% of urban buses, and the use of ship shore power in the Yangtze River Economic Belt increased by 66% year-on-year.

Stronger transportation infrastructure network and better transportation service quality

  This year marks the fifth anniversary of the issuance of the Outline for Building a Powerful Transportation Nation.

In the past five years, what key tasks have been carried out to speed up the construction of a transportation powerhouse, and what results have been achieved?

  Through project traction and pilot implementation, the construction of a transportation power is being fully promoted.

As of the end of last year, the Ministry of Transport had carried out 424 pilot projects in 77 units to build a powerful transportation country.

At present, the pilot is progressing smoothly, 44 projects are undergoing evaluation and acceptance, and some projects have been completed.

For example, Shandong Province's "Smart Port Construction" pilot project has built the world's first intelligent air rail collection and distribution system; CRRC Group's "Green Intelligent Transportation Equipment Development and Application" pilot project has built the world's first high-speed freight train with a speed of 350 kilometers per hour. The group is offline.

  "Overall, in the past five years, my country's transportation has taken a big step towards being 'strong' on the basis of being 'big', and has taken another big step towards being 'good' on the basis of 'having'," Li Xiaopeng said.

  Stronger transportation infrastructure network.

At present, the total length of the country's comprehensive transportation network exceeds 6 million kilometers; of which, there are 159,000 kilometers of railways, including 45,000 kilometers of high-speed rail; 5.441 million kilometers of roads, including 184,000 kilometers of expressways; and 128,000 kilometers of inland waterways, including waterways above grade. 68,000 kilometers, 17,000 kilometers of high-grade waterways; 259 civil transport airports, and 38 with annual passenger throughput exceeding 10 million.

From 2019 to 2023, the cumulative investment in transportation fixed assets exceeded 18 trillion yuan in five years.

  The quality of transportation services is better.

Last year, my country completed 3.85 billion railway passenger movements, an increase of 130.4%; 56.52 billion highway passenger movements, an increase of 26.3%; 260 million waterway passenger movements, an increase of 121.6%; and 620 million civil aviation passenger movements, an increase of 146.1%.

High-quality development in postal, railway, civil aviation and other industries accelerated

  In recent years, the high-quality development of postal, railway, civil aviation and other industries has accelerated, continuously promoting the realization of the beautiful vision of "people enjoying their travels and goods flowing smoothly".

  China's express delivery development strength is stronger.

Zhao Chongjiu, director of the State Post Bureau, said that in recent years, the scale of my country's express delivery industry has continued to expand, with business volume ranking first in the world for 10 consecutive years.

In 2023, the express delivery business volume will complete 132 billion pieces, and the business revenue will be 1.2 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.4% and 14.3% respectively. The annual per capita express delivery usage will exceed 90 pieces.

Postal express services with fast timeliness, wide coverage and high cost performance have helped my country become the world's largest online retail market for 11 consecutive years.

  "This year, the State Post Bureau will speed up the implementation of major postal engineering projects in the 14th Five-Year Plan and the construction of major express delivery infrastructure, continue to improve the service capabilities and levels of postal express delivery, and make industry contributions to effectively reducing logistics costs for the whole society." Zhao Chongjiu said .

  The green and low-carbon transformation of railways continues to accelerate.

Fei Dongbin, director of the National Railway Administration, said that as of the end of last year, my country's railway operating mileage reached 159,000 kilometers, including 45,000 kilometers of high-speed rail, and the electrification rate reached 73.8%.

  "The next step will be to vigorously develop railway container transportation, increase the proportion of container rail-water combined transport, and accelerate the promotion and application of new energy locomotives. At the same time, efforts will be made to improve the level of green construction of railway projects and reduce the energy consumption and emission levels of railway infrastructure construction." Fei Dongbin said .

  The construction of aviation hub has achieved remarkable results.

Han Jun, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, introduced that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the number of airports in my country with a passenger throughput of 10 million has increased from 21 in 2012 to nearly 40. The passenger throughput of Beijing Capital, Shanghai Pudong, and Guangzhou Baiyun Airports ranked Ranking second, ninth and eleventh in the world respectively, Beijing and Shanghai are among the 10 cities in the world with an annual passenger throughput of over 100 million.

  "In view of the low transfer efficiency of my country's aviation hubs, low international accessibility and the urgent need to improve entry and exit facilitation, the next step will be to improve the development level of hubs, optimize resource allocation policies and improve the operational efficiency of hub airports. Effectively improve international competitiveness." Han Jun said.