Petr Kolář works at the Strategy Department at the state organization Správa železniční dopravní cesty (Railway Infrastructure Administration) in Czech Republic. His work is focused on the use of new technologies for railways, on the development of ERTMS (GSM-R, ETCS) and he is involved in the preparation of High Speed Lines in the Czech Republic. Until 2013 he worked at the railway undertaking České dráhy, a. s. (Czech Railways, joint stock company). He was awarded the title of Engineer (ing. dipl.) at the University for Railways and Telecommunications in Žilina.