Left bank alliance activists raise alarm over Rail Baltica plans
The unofficial “left bank alliance”, which is made up of neighborhood associations from the Āgenskalns, Bieriņi, Torņakalns and Zasulauks suburbs of Rīga, has expressed alarm over the planning of the Rail Baltica rail route, concerned that the once-in-a-century project could create a barrier bisecting the area and upend traffic with complicated crossings, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 16.
Rail Baltica audit identifies room for improvement on Baltic mega-project
The 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project has been subject to a joint audit by officials in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania which has identified several areas of concern, with the company in charge of constructing the pan-Baltic high-speed rail route, RB Rail, saying it would take action to improve the situation.
Old Daugavpils trams go to museums and up for auction
Last year 10 old trams produced both in Rīga and the Czech Republic were sold at auction at scrap metal prices, while others were taken to scrap metal junkyards, museums, or used as retro trams for excursions, according to a Latvian Radio broadcast on January 5.
Free public transport in Rīga at New Year
On December 31 and January 1, public transport in Rga (including tram, trolleybus, bus and minibus transport) will be available free of charge, and additional services will be provided on New Year's Eve to cater for revellers, municipal transport company Rīgas satiksme said December 27.
Rīga to close a street to traffic once a month
From January 2020 the Rīga City Council plans on closing down a road in the city center to street traffic once a month on the first Saturday, according to LETA news agency on December 17.
State-owned company to take over Ventspils port operations
To deal with an emergency in connection with Freeport of Ventspils operations, the ruling Latvian coalition has decided to set up a new state-owned joint stock company that would take over the rights, obligations and functions of the Freeport of Ventspils, the LETA news agency reported December 16. 
Take a sneak peek at how Rail Baltica might look
The 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project is showing off what might be the shape of things to come in the form of designs for the stations, bridges, crossings and other pieces of civil engineering likely to be located along its 870-kilometer route.
airBaltic shows off its new Airbus A220 flight simulator
On December 3, 2019 Latvian airline airBaltic played host to Minister of Transport Tālis Linkaits  and media to show off its Airbus A220 flight simulator at the airBaltic Training facilities next to Riga International Airport. It is the first new full flight simulator ever purchased by a Latvian company and the newest such simulator in the world, the company said.
Rail Baltica employees voice concerns for project's future
The future of Rail Baltica is in the balance due to poor corporate governance and conflicts of interest, according to a statement signed by 62 employees of RB Rail, the company overseeing the major infrastructure project, the LETA news agency reported November 27.
Rail Baltica to begin Riga Airport station construction in 2021
Work on the Rail Baltica Riga Airport station and overpass could begin in 2021. Provisional costs are estimated at around 250 to 280 million euros, 85% of which will be financed by the European Union, with 15% state co-financing, according to the Latvian Radio.
Rail Baltica project to seek new CEO
The major Rail Baltica infrastructure project was given an additional headache October 28 with the announcement that Timo Riihimäki, RB Rail AS Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board will step down from both positions.