The Transport Ministry has proposed introducing a fixed fee for taxi rides from the Rīga International Aiport to the city center, Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) told Latvian Radio February 21.
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.
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.
Latvian airline airBaltic announce February 20 that it will end its Boeing 737 fleet operations in autumn 2019, one year ahead of the original plan.
Latvia's state-owned Pasažieru Vilciens rail company is to buy electric trains from Škoda Vagonka, Pasažieru Vilciens head Jānis Grigulis told the press February 15.
The car of State Audit Office Elita Krūmiņa burst a tire after running into a pothole en route to Zaķusala for an interview with LTV, she told the One on One program February 12.
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.
Point-to-point speed as well as traffic light cameras are to appear on Latvia's roads starting April, the State Police said.
The local authority of Riga has misspent €5.4 million that were supposed to be used to improve the city’s transport infrastructure and the use of another €9.1 million is untraceable, the State Audit Office has concluded.
There are 126 potentially significant cultural and historic sites along the Rail Baltica railroad section in Latvia that will have to be further assessed before construction of the railroad gets under way, Ilze Lukstina from the company implementing the project in Latvia, told reporters on Tuesday, according to the LETA newswire.
Škoda Transportation representatives visited the offices of Rīga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony), a week before Ušakovs' office and home were searched by Latvia's anti-graft squad, the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB), reported LTV's De facto February 3.
The Environment Ministry is asking Rīga Mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony), the person in charge of Riga municipal public transport company Rīgas satiksme's share capital, to inform the ministry about how the company is being managed, the ministry told LETA.
Finnish authorities say they are taking steps that would allow them to join the 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project in future.
Latvia's flag-carrier airline airBaltic says that it will perform scheduled flights from Rīga to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain) starting May.
On February 1 Latvia's new Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) discussed a number of pressing issues within the Latvian transport system.
Latvia's new Transport Minister, Tālis Linkaits revealed January 30 he had been sent an unsolicited offer to join a "VIP" scheme run by national airline airBaltic - and had sent it back to them.
Last fall, Latvia's flag-carrier airline airBaltic hired New York investment bank Greenhill & Co as a consultancy firm to find a new strategic investor for the airline, the Transport Ministry told LSM.
Estonian businesses want to reinstate air traffic between Rīga and Kuressaare on the island of Saaremaa; while another scenario would see the route extended to Helsinki, reports LETA via Saaremaa newspaper Saarte Hall.
The biggest arguments against building the Rail Baltica rail link through the Baltic states have always taken the form of claims that it will not be worth it, as there won't be enough passengers or freight to make it economically feasible. The truth is that, while no one knows what the future will bring, forecasts do point a more optimistic picture.
The Latvian Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau has banned Pasažieru Vilciens rail company from signing a train supply contract with Spain’s Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo), according to information posted on the bureau’s website.
Last year, Liepāja Airport witnessed a rise in the number of passengers using its facilities, statistics on performance show, but there is still massive room for improvement with many planes only half full.
As the Estonian carrier Nordica is cutting its route network and Latvia's airBaltic is expanding its services from Tallinn, the latter is likely to become the number one airline operating to and from the Estonian capital soon, the CEO of Tallinn Airport said.
The Latvian state-owned airline airBaltic will be performing up to 104 direct flights weekly from Tallinn this year, which represents a 73% increase in frequencies in comparison with 2018.
The board of the Rīgas satiksme municipal company has sent letters to the Škoda Electric, Škoda Transportation as well as Solaris Bus & Coach companies, asking them to pay €6.5 million in penalties over delayed deliveries of trams, trolleys and buses, the company said January 21.
The Rīgas satiksme municipal company on January 18 stopped tenders over buying trams and building a tram line to serve the Skanste region of Rīga, the company told the press.
Latvian airline airBaltic said January 16 it carried 4,135,711 passengers or 17% more than in 2017 on its network. It is the highest number of passengers carried annually in airline’s history.
A New Conservative Party (JKP) initiative to nationalize Latvia's largest ports - which are currently under municipal and state control - has received a cool response from potential coalition partners in the new government.
The interim management board of Rīgas Satiksme municipal transport company has found a way to save €9.5 million in this year’s budget, Rīgas Satiksme acting CEO Anrijs Matīss told LETA.
German carrier Lufthansa has cancelled all its flights on the Rīga-Frankfurt route scheduled for this Tuesday (January 15) as security staff at Frankfurt airport are going on a one-day strike Tuesday, Laura Karnite, a spokeswoman for Rīga International Airport, told LETA.
The third intake of would-be airline pilots has started studies at airBaltic's pilot training course and in a welcome development, women are finally among their number.