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.
Friday, July 12, will see Ed Sheeran performing at Lucavsala to a crowd of 55 000 people. The event is this year's largest concert by a foreign artist in Latvia, and will significantly affect the daily affairs of residents. Starting from Thursday, there will be traffic restrictions in the purlieus of the venue, and on the day of the concert the traffic will most likely block Pārdaugava.
RB Rail AS, the joint venture of the Baltic states to construct the 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project, announced a tender for the design and design supervision services of the Rail Baltica main line North and South sections in Latvia on July 8.
The Procurement Monitoring Bureau has turned down a complaint filed by Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo) about procurement of new electric trains by Latvia's publicly-owned joint-stock company Pasažieru Vilciens (Passenger Train), permitting the Latvian company to sign a previously agreed contract with Czech company Škoda Vagonka (ŠV).
Latvian airline airBaltic said June 29 it was marking its role as the main regional airline in the Baltic states by completing paintwork on one of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in the colors of the Estonian flag and giving it the name of the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
Official statistics show that more than 600 animals were killed on Latvian roads last year, with two people dying in the crashes. The animal population, especially elk and deer, has grown throughout the country due to favorable weather conditions. Accordingly, the number of road accidents involving wild animals has increased. This year, 22 collisions with forest animals have been registered on the roads in the Ludza region of Latvia. The Ministry of Transport and “Latvian State Roads” have launched pilot projects to repel wild animals from highways, reported LSM's Latvian service on June 20
Latvian airline airBaltic in May 2019 has transported 470 025 passengers or 22% more than last year, it claimed June 17.
Regional infrastructure project Rail Baltica has launched what it calls a "Digital information center" - in effect a reference section of its website - to update the public about what it is and what it's doing.
Data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) released June 4 show that, compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, in the 1st quarter of 2019 freight turnover at ports increased by 1.6 million tonnes or 10.4 %.
From June 4 to June 7, Riga Bike Week is taking place at the Riga Motormuseum. As part of the event, children, adolescents, and adults will have an opportunity to pass a free bicycle driver's test. Three theoretical tests are scheduled for each of the four days. The limit of participants for each test is 15.
Latvian airline airBaltic has expanded its operations in the Estonian capital, Tallinn by launching three new flights to Malaga, Copenhagen and Brussels.
The number of lanes on the Jūrmala highway will be reduced to enable repair work, Jānis Lange, the chairman of Latvian State Roads, said in an interview on Latvian Television.