This week, Aleksandra Čaka/Marijas Street will acquire new asphalt so the street would be closed on Thursday and Friday, Latvian Radio said October 19.
There are currently few public opportunities to support a massive transition from fossil fuel vehicles to electric cars, so hope rests with the private sector, Transport Ministry (SM) told Latvian Radio October 19.
On November 17, construction work on Rail Baltica's central network in Rīga is scheduled to start, project implementer Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas said October 19.
The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) updated its statistics October 16, determining that in future self-isolation will be required when entering Latvia from countries with a 14-day cumulative Covid-19 incidence rate per 100,000 of population above 61.9.
According to a statement from Rīga International airport October 15, in the first nine months of this year, 1.8 million passengers were serviced at the airport.
As of October 13, the maximum permitted speed on the entire national road network in Latvia is 90 kilometers per hour.
The recent rejection of the idea of a new vehicle tax on older vehicles may have knock-on effects including a review of several plans to purchase new passenger trains, said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits to Latvian Radio October 12.
On Monday, October 12, a new traveler registration system comes into force in Latvia.
Latvia's list of countries from which arrivals will require self-isolation for 10 days was updated October 9.
Transport Ministry (SM) said October 9 that the widely criticized idea of imposing a tax on old vehicles would be withdrawn.
Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) has asked for a review of amendments to the Law which provided for the taxation of cars older than five years, LETA reported October 8.
According to inspections carried out by Rīga municipal transport company Rīgas satiksme (RS), day one of compulsory facemasks on public transport met with a compliance rate of 88%.
October 7 sees the introduction of compulsory face coverings during journeys on all forms of public transport in Latvia including buses, trams, trains, trolleybuses and inter-city coaches.
Rīga vice-mayor Vilnis Ķirsis (New Unity) said October 6 that the expensive e-talons ticket system in public transportation must go, Latvian Television reported.
The shipping company DPD Latvija plans to gradually replace existing delivery vehicles with more environmentally friendly cars, according to the company release October 6.
Rail Baltica project implementer in Latvia Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas has announced a closed competition for the construction of the inter-modal cargo terminal Salaspils TEN-T, said representative Rita Voronkova October 6.
Acoustic ribbons or "rumble strips" will be installed on the Valmiera highway and Bauska highway to increase safety, the state-owned road company JSC Latvijas Valsts ceļi (LVC) announced October 5.
Government decided last week to impose a one-off tax for purchase of old vehicles starting next year, Latvian Television reported October 3.
The Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SPKC) has increased its threshold measurement so that self-isolation will henceforth be required when entering Latvia from countries with a 14-day cumulative Covid-19 incidence per 100,000 of population of 25 instead of 16 as hitherto.
Saeima decided Thursday on amendments to law, which provide for an electronic registration and monitoring system to limit the spread of COVID-19, according to Saeima release October 1.
Tallink Grupp said in a media statement September 30 that it will suspend the operation of the Helsinki-Riga route and will cancel all trips until spring 2021.
The Baltic States' joint venture, RB Rail, has announced a two-year procurement on temporary employee hiring, according to information from the Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB) reported by LETA September 30.
The updating of Latvia's list of countries requiring self-isolation for 10 days for new arrivals on September 25 means that from September 26 only people travelling from the Vatican will be able to do without a quarantine regime.
European Road Police Network “ROADPOL Safety Days” have ended tragically in Latvia, as people have been injured and killed, said Juris Jančevskis, State Police representative, on Latvian Television September 23.
Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport in August this year has dropped by 77%, as compared to August 2019, according to September 22 data by Central Statistical Bureau.
We have reported extensively in the past about the propensity of Ģertrūdes iela (Gertrude Street) in central Rīga to gobble up the occasional motor car, but in a new development that is likely to be of great concern to all residents of the Latvian capital, another street appears to want its portion, too.
The airline Norwegian has decided to centralize its activities and set up an international service center in Rīga, Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) said September 17
The Latvian airline airBaltic will stop flights from Riga to Liepāja from October 2 to 24, according to a company report September 16.
Eight building associations have placed offers for the construction of the Rail Baltica station infrastructure at the Riga International Airport, company Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas said September 16.
The police have started to use a drone for road traffic control, and it has already identified a couple of aggressive drivers, said Normunds Krapsis, chief of the State Police, to Latvian Television September 16.