Transport
870 km of roadworks promised for 2022
In the Ministry of Transport's budget plans for 2022, financing of 327.3 million euros is earmarked for the road sector to restore 870 kilometers of state roads, create pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, as well as continue the construction of the Kekava bypass, LSM's Latvian language service reports.
Rīga Airport sees passenger and cargo increases in October
According to data published of the Central Statistical Bureau November 23, in October 2021 passenger turnover at Rīga International Airport comprised 351,000 passengers, which is 3.9 times more than in October 2020 and 5.1 % more than in the previous month. 
Spain and the Vatican make up Latvia's travel 'green list'
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on November 19, with just Spain and the Vatican  remaining on the 'green list' of European countries. Malta drops off the list from last week.
airBaltic claims "100% staff immunity"
Latvian national airline airBaltic announced November 15 that its entire "active staff", including the company’s flying personnel, are now vaccinated against Covid-19 or recovered from the virus and certified to prove it.
Warning about icy roads throughout Latvia
This week, changing weather is forecast throughout Latvia, which means roads can be icy, Latvian State Roads said November 10, urging drivers to be careful and to take into account that road conditions are changing rapidly and unevenly.
Latvian railways plan to lay off hundreds of employees
Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) told Latvian Radio November 4 that the Latvian railway company Latvijas dzelzceļš plans to dismiss around 700 employees this year and possibly more next year.
Truck carrying chemical crashes into building
A truck with a load of epoxy crashed into a wall of a house on Viļņu Street in Salacgrīva on Wednesday November 3 morning, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) said.
All aboard the Rail Baltica 'hackathon' in November
The Rail Baltica project is launching an online hackathon to get new ideas about the infrastructure of the future. The Rail Baltica Hackathon will bring together over 100 participants from all three Baltic countries and beyond during a fully online 48-hour hackathon to be held on November 19-21. 
Rīga public transport cuts ride numbers by 18%
As of Wednesday, November 3, the municipal public transport company “Rīgas Satiksme” will reduce the number of rides by 18%, as the company's employees are currently ill en masse, head of the company Džineta Innusa said at a press briefing November 1.
Rīga Airport pasenger numbers dipped in September
In September 2021, 333.8 thousand passengers were served at Riga International Airport, nearly three times more than in September 2020, but 14.5 % less than in the previous month. 
Watch out for black ice on roads
Latvian State Roads warn about icy roads, particularly invisible 'black ice' prone to forming October 19 morning.

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