The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) said October 18 it was turning to the Prosecutor General's office to demand action because of "publicly disclosed information that Riga City Council (RD) officials do not plan to recover losses from former members of SIA Rīgas Satiksme (Riga Transport) board."
Latvian airline airBaltic said October 15 it had no plans to ground its fleet and was paying precise attention to advice from the company responsible for manufaturing the engines on its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft.
Shareholders of the Rail Baltica joint venture, RB Rail AS, approved a new Supervisory Board of the company October 15.
The Rail Baltica Joint Venture RB Rail AS has announced a tender for the provision of Notified Body (NoBo) services on the 6 billion euro infrastructure project.
In the first eight months of 2019, Riga International Airport received 5.225 million passengers, which is an increase of 10.6% against the respective period a year ago, according to information released by the airport.
A climate study commissioned by the Rail Baltica infrastructure project predicts that within the next 30 years, summer temperatures could soar to more than 40 Celsius in the region.
No fatalities were registered in Latvia on the European Day Without a Road Death on September 26, however, several people suffered injuries in traffic accidents, the State Police told LETA.
Members of the public trying to travel between the Latvian capital and the eastern city of Rēzekne are facing frustration and inconvenience with the current buses full and not stopping to pick up more passengers, reports LSM's Latvian language service.
The number of passengers carried by Latvian airline airBaltic to and from Estonia during the first eight months of 2019 grew 48% year on year to 430,000 passengers, the airline said.
New regulations for taxis at Rīga Airport become effective September 15. It is expected that for the first days the No. 322 minibus will run extra routes to provide passengers with a way to get to the city, reported the Transport Ministry.
The 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica transport project has released an update of progress made so far on what is intended to be one of the most important regional infrastructure projects for decades. You can watch the 12-slide presentation via the link below.
Latvian airline airBaltic has published its upcoming winter season schedule which will begin on October 27th, 2019.
Data released by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) August 2 show that, compared to the 1st half of 2018, during the 1st half of 2019 the volume of freight carried by rail and road has decreased.
Latvian airline airBaltic held a special event August 21 to show off the three planes in its fleet painted in the colors of the flags of the Baltic states.
Latvia’s state-owned rail company Pasažieru Vilciens (Passenger Trains) have signed a train purchase contract with the Czech company Škoda Vagonka (Škoda), Pasažieru Vilciens CEO Rodžers Jānis Grigulis informed LETA on July 30.
At least two road accidents and heavy traffic is being reported between Riga and Salacgriva this afternoon, July 26, where the annual Positivus Music Festival is taking place, according to LETA.
On Friday the weather will become hotter with temperatures reaching +28C, forecasts say.
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.
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.
On July 23, two U.S. F-35 fighter jets landed at the Lielvārde Air Base and is the first time that these ultra modern aircraft have arrived in Latvia, LETA was informed by Defense Ministry spokeswoman Sandra Brāle.
Rīga International Airport and Liepāja International Airport have serviced a total of 3.563 million passengers in the first five months of the year, which was 9.6 percent more when compared to the same period last year, according to the Civil Aviation Agency.
With the number of electric cars growing by 30% every year in Latvia, the Road Safety Directorate encourages even more drivers to switch to eco-friendly vehicles, reported LSM.lv on July 21.
€200m from the state budget can be invested into road maintenance as part of the territorial reform, said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) appearing on LTV July 22.
After the success of an express train connecting Rīga and Cēsis, northern Latvia, a similar express train might connect the Latvian capital with Valmiera, another cultural and economic powerhouse in the Vidzeme region.
Latvian airline airBaltic said July 17 it had enjoyed its best-ever month in June, in terms of the number of passengers carried.
The government today approved the purchase of electric trains for the state-owned joint-stock passenger rail company Pasazieru Vilciens (PV).
There are positive indications from the European Commission that funds originally earmarked for the Skanste tramway project could be used for the procurement of new electric trains, Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) said in an interview with Latvian Radio July 16.
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.
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.
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.