Busy Rīga bridge closes, congestion increases
The busy Deglava bridge in Rīga closed to traffic early Thursday morning, with drivers forced to seek alternative routes into the city. Predictably, congestion was soon a problem as they sought a rat run to reach work.
Interview: Keeping Rail Baltica on track
Latvian Radio's Brussels correspondent tracked down two of the men given the responsibility of implementing the 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica project, which will connect Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by means of a high-speed rail link, with onward connections to Finland and Poland.
Watch: Rail Baltica global forum live
The annual Rail Baltica Global Forum takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania April 3-4, to discuss the progress made so far on the 6-billion-euro infrastructure project and to chart future plans.
Chaotic Latvian train tender put on hold
The Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau has banned the Pasažieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier from concluding a train supply contract with the Czech company Skoda Vagonka, according to information released by the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau and reported by the LETA newswire.
airBaltic claims top spot in Tallinn
Latvian airline airBaltic said March 15 that February it was the number one airline operating out of Estonia's Tallinn airport as well as its home base in Rīga.
airBaltic recruiting 50 technicians
Latvian airline airBaltic said March 8 it plans to hire 50 new technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport.
Seamy side of Rīga Airport's taxi world uncovered
The latest investigation by LTV's investigative journalism program Aizliegtais paņēmiens (Forbidden method) has revealed the sometimes seedy world of airport taxi services and their questionable practice in several regards.
Rail Baltica delayed for at least two years, says Transport Minister
The major Rail Baltica railroad has been delayed for at least two to two-and-a-half years, and it is clear that the track will not be built in its entirety by 2026, said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) appearing on Latvian Radio's Krustpunktā February 21.
Subsidy for Rīgas Satiksme might grow despite belt-tightening
Despite the belt-tightening measures taken so far, the subsidy needed by Rīgas Satiksme municipal transport company this year might increase by another €12 million to €134 million, the company’s acting CEO Anrijs Matīss told LETA February 20.
Finn Timo Riihimäki to take charge of Rail Baltica
The supervisory board of RB Rail AS announced in Vilnius February 12 it had appointed Finnish executive Timo Riihimäki as the new Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board of the Rail Baltica Joint Venture.