Boss and board member fired from Latvian Railways
The supervisory board at the state-owned railroad company Latvijas Dzelzceļš (Latvian Railways) has agreed to terminate employment contracts with the company's management board chairman Edvīns Bērziņš and board member Aivars Strakšas, the supervisory board's chairman Jānis Lange told the press July 25.
No law to regulate electric scooters lying around in city
The popular electric scooters are becoming more and more of a nuisance on the streets of Rīga, but the Ministry of Transport does not plan to introduce any particular parking rules, claiming that the responsibility for the correct parking of the scooters lies with the companies providing them, reported LSM.lv on July 25. 
Krasta street repairs near their conclusion
Three years - such is the length of warranty provided by a company that is carrying out repairs on the important Krasta street (Krasta iela), reports LTV. However, doubts have been expressed about the quality of the work with fears that old potholes and bumps may reappear much sooner than that.
Finance Ministry wants another look at big train purchase
Before the government votes on allotting financing for the procurement of new electric trains, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau must issue its opinion on that risks the deal may carry, believes the Finance Ministry, the LETA newswire reported July 15.
airBaltic flight makes emergency landing in Rīga
A passenger plane of Latvia’s airBaltic carrier which was on its way from Rīga to Moscow made an emergency landing at Rīga Airport on July 15, the airport’s spokeswoman Laura Karnite informed LETA.
Traffic restrictions in Riga due to Ed Sheeran concert
Friday, July 12, will see Ed Sheeran performing at Lucavsala to a crowd of 55 000 people. The event is this year's largest concert by a foreign artist in Latvia, and will significantly affect the daily affairs of residents. Starting from Thursday, there will be traffic restrictions in the purlieus of the venue, and on the day of the concert the traffic will most likely block Pārdaugava.
Major train deal can finally leave the station
The Procurement Monitoring Bureau has turned down a complaint filed by Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo) about procurement of new electric trains by Latvia's publicly-owned joint-stock company Pasažieru Vilciens (Passenger Train), permitting the Latvian company to sign a previously agreed contract with Czech company Škoda Vagonka (ŠV).
airBaltic unveils Estonian plane
Latvian airline airBaltic said June 29 it was marking its role as the main regional airline in the Baltic states by completing paintwork on one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in the colors of the Estonian flag and giving it the name of the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
Car accidents caused by animals on the rise in Latgale
Official statistics show that more than 600 animals were killed on Latvian roads last year, with two people dying in the crashes. The animal population, especially elk and deer, has grown throughout the country due to favorable weather conditions. Accordingly, the number of road accidents involving wild animals has increased. This year, 22 collisions with forest animals have been registered on the roads in the Ludza region of Latvia. The Ministry of Transport and “Latvian State Roads” have launched pilot projects to repel wild animals from highways, reported LSM's Latvian service on June 20
Free bicycle "driving test" as part of Rga Bike Week
From June 4 to June 7, Riga Bike Week is taking place at the Riga Motormuseum. As part of the event, children, adolescents, and adults will have an opportunity to pass a free bicycle driver's test. Three theoretical tests are scheduled for each of the four days. The limit of participants for each test is 15.