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.
On May 23 the Latvian parliament endorsed a bill to change the way taxi services are operated near international transport nodes such as the Rīga Airport.
On May 23, amendments to the Road Traffic Law came into force which stipulate that drivers do not have to take their vehicle registration certificate and driving license with them every time they buckle up.
RB Rail AS, the joint venture overseeing the 6 billion euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project, on May 22 announced the winner of its latest tender, for design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Tallinn to Rapla in Estonia.
The results of joint-stock company Pasažieru Vilciens' (Passenger Rail, PV) procurement on the purchase of new electric trains could lead to the liquidation of the company itself, Minister of Transport Tālis Linkaits told the press May 21.
In a continuation of Rīga's recent traffic woes, tram traffic has been closed off since the weekend on the bridge connecting the Brasa residential neighborhood to the neighborhoods of Mežaparks and Čiekurkalns.
In the first four months of the year, Latvian national airline airBaltic transported 1.231 million passengers, which was 15.5% more when compared to the same period last year, the airline informed.
Latvian flag-carrier airBaltic announced May 16 it had signed a codeshare agreement with Scandinavian airline SAS - one of its former owners.
Latvian flag-carrier airline airBaltic will continue flights between Rīga and Dublin through the winter season, it said May 14.
Updated statistics from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that nearly 4,000 road traffic accidents (RTAs) were recorded in Latvia during the course of 2018.
Latvian national airline airBaltic last weekend launched two more destinations to the Mediterranean islands of Kos (Greece) and Menorca (Spain), the company said May 13.
Vitālijs Reinbahs will return in the position of the Riga City Council’s Transport Department director, and Emils Jakrins will leave the post of the acting director, said the department’s spokes woman Una Ahuna-Ozola.
RB Rail A/S, the company overseeing construction of the 6 billion euro Rail Baltica infrastructure project, on May 10 announced the winners of a major tender for the Latvian part of the operation.
Following a joint meeting of the State Construction Control Bureau and the Rīga City Council's Transport Department May 8, a decision was made to launch reinforcement of Augusta Deglava Bridge's beams, as Una Ahuna-Ozola from the Rīga City Council's Transport Department told LETA.
On May 7, Latvian Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) has voiced no-confidence in a number of executives at the state-owned Latvian Railways transport company.
From May 4 the Deglava bridge will be opened to public and emergency vehicles will, said Māris Demme, a senior official at the State Construction Control Bureau on May 3.
The Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFLA) has made a decision to terminate the agreement with Rīgas Satiksme municipal public transport company on implementation the Skanste tram project co-funded by the EU funds, the agency announced May 2.
The Deglava bridge is likely to be closed for the week. The State Construction Control Bureau is on April 30 to receive a report over the safety of the bridge. It is likely to take the bureau two days to evaluate it, and due to the holiday of May 1 it is likely to remain closed at least until Friday.
On April 25 the Latvian parliament adopted a bill that inter alia allows drivers to leave their driving licences at home and instead show their passports or ID cards instead.
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