Over the past two years, electric car numbers have increased – the sector has had the fastest growth ever. The number of electric car charging points is therefore also increasing. Several experts addressed by Latvian Radio on May 24 said that the number of charging networks is optimal, while some say Latvia is lagging behind.
Rail Baltica has announced the return of its Rail Baltica Academy online lecture series for its third year.
With the weather getting more pleasant, the Rīga East Clinical University Hospital (RAKUS) sees people injured in scooter accidents almost daily. Injuries are often severe, and doctors repeatedly plead with the public to wear helmets and treat other road users with respect, Latvian Television reported on May 15.
Sweden-based ferry company Stena Line announced May 9 that it has acquired the operations of the ferry and RoRo (Roll-on, roll-off) terminal in the Port of Ventspils, Latvia.
The total costs of Rail Baltica's Latvian section have risen a lot. Instead of the two billion euros initially discussed, it could actually cost six or seven billion. The existing inflow of money could not even be enough for the construction works already ongoing, Latvian Television's De Facto reported on April 23.