The busy Deglava bridge in Rīga closed to traffic early Thursday morning, with drivers forced to seek alternative routes into the city. Predictably, congestion was soon a problem as they sought a rat run to reach work.
Latvian Radio's Brussels correspondent tracked down two of the men given the responsibility of implementing the 6-billion-euro Rail Baltica project, which will connect Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by means of a high-speed rail link, with onward connections to Finland and Poland.
Interior Minister Sandis Ģirģens has taken an executive decision to shut a busy Rīga road bridge after public concerns about its safety were backed up by an expert assessment.
Latvian airline airBaltic said April 16 that during the first three months of 2019 it had transported 818,129 passengers or 12% more than during the same period last year.
Latvian airline airBaltic will increase flight frequencies on the Rīga–Reykjavik route offering three weekly flights.
Latvian airline airBaltic continued its growth in 2018 and achieved strong financial results, according to the financial results for 2018 released April 2
The annual Rail Baltica Global Forum takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania April 3-4, to discuss the progress made so far on the 6-billion-euro infrastructure project and to chart future plans.
Latvian airline airBaltic on March 31, 2019, launched scheduled flights between Riga and Dublin, adding a new option on the competitive route.
Ships operated by Latvijas kuģniecība (Latvian Shipping Company/LSC) and the Danish company Torm are currently the two largest lines delivering oil to Venezuela following the imposition of sanctions by the United States, reports LSM's Russian language service.
The Public Transport Council on March 29 delayed an advance subsidy payment of €2.2 million to the Riga City Council for the transportation of passengers with disabilities in the second quarter of 2019, LETA learned at the council’s meeting.
The Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau has banned the Pasažieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier from concluding a train supply contract with the Czech company Skoda Vagonka, according to information released by the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau and reported by the LETA newswire.
Latvian airline airBaltic said March 15 that February it was the number one airline operating out of Estonia's Tallinn airport as well as its home base in Rīga.
Rail Baltica high-speed trains from Tallinn to Warsaw and from Tallinn to Vilnius will run four times per day once the line is launched and up to six times per day within 10 years of operations, the company responsible for creating the link said March 12.
Latvian airline airBaltic said March 8 it plans to hire 50 new technicians in 2019 for its maintenance facilities at Riga International Airport and Tallinn Airport.
Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä paid a visit to Latvia March 7 as part of a whistlestop tour of the Baltic states and his personal goal of visiting as many countries as possible while in office.
The latest investigation by LTV's investigative journalism program Aizliegtais paņēmiens (Forbidden method) has revealed the sometimes seedy world of airport taxi services and their questionable practice in several regards.
RB Rail AS, the company overseeing construction of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail link through the Baltic states, has announced the first winner of a tender to design a mainline section of the track.
Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo) has lodged an appeal with the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau contesting the result of a tender to supply new passenger trains to Latvia’s Pasažieru Vilciens rail company, according to information posted on the bureau’s website.
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.