Spain's CAF contests tender to supply electric trains to Pasažieru vilciens
In addition to Czech train manufacturer Škoda Vagonka, the Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has filed an application with the Latvian procurement authority claiming violations in a negotiations procedure held by Pasažieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier to select a supplier of new electric passenger trains, according to the information published on the internet website of the Procurement Supervision Bureau.
Where is it best to fuel up in Latvia?
LTV's Forbidden Method (Aizliegtais paņēmiens) show recently tested a number of fuel samples from fueling stations in Latvia and abroad, comparing performance indices for diesel fuel and gasoline.
Tender announced for Vanšu Bridge reconstruction design
The Rīga City Council’s Transport Department has announced a tender to work out a design project and provide field supervision for the planned reconstruction of the Vanšu Bridge (Suspension Bridge) over the River Daugava, according to information available on the website of the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau.
Latvians delighted with train timekeeping
It's always nice to top a European Union league table and Latvians have done so in an area that is perhaps not always acknowledged - satisfaction with the promptness of trains.
Next year's Moneyval report of crucial import - Bank of Latvia
While Latvia's main economic risks are related to the global market, next year the crucial event to determine the course of the Latvian economy will be an upcoming report by Moneyval, a Council of Europe body dedicated to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF).
Rubesa blasts "lip service" paid to Rail Baltica by officials in parting shot
Here are some of the key quotes from outgoing Rail Baltica CEO Baiba Rubesa's eye-opening resignation statement September 27. In a twenty-minute address she painted a picture of half-hearted commitment to the project by officials, clear conflicts of interest and needs for a major structural and financial overhaul.
airBaltic "Official Carrier" of Pope
Latvian airline airBaltic put out a press release September 21 telling the world it was "the Official Carrier of Pope Francis' Visit to the Baltics".
Sources: New head of Rail Baltic likely to be Polish or Finnish
RB Rail is seeking a new chief executive officer, probably from Poland or Finland, to replace its current Latvian CEO Baiba Rubesa whose work as the head of the Baltic joint venture implementing the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltic has drawn criticism from some of its shareholders, according to the LETA newswire.
Riga Airport wants to add public transport buses in wee hours
Talks are ongoing between the Riga International Airport and the Riga City Council over extending the running hours of the No. 22 bus from the airport to the city center into the night, the head of the airport Ilona Līce told Latvian Radio August 30.
Supreme Court suspends minibus tender of Rigas Satiksme
The Latvian Supreme Court on August 29 has granted an ancillary complaint lodged by Liepajas Mikroautobusu Parks and Nordeka over the minibus services tender organized by Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company and banned Rigas Satiksme from continuing the procurement procedure without passing the necessary amendments.