Transport
Driverless shuttle-bus ready to take you for a spin in Jelgava
From Friday, August 14, a driverless bus will start running on Jelgava Post Island (Pasta sala), which will take people the fairly short distance from the tea house to the swimming spot and back. The software allows it to move on its own, without a driver, but due to the law and safety provisions, an operator with a control panel will still be in one of the 12 places, ready to intervene if necessary. 
Daugavpils dreams of a regional airport
Daugavpils municipality has been trying for many years to move forward the creation and development of an airport. For the first time, the State has allocated funding of EUR 100 000 for the geological survey and pre-project exploration of the Lociki airport site, Latvian Radio reported August 10.
Rail Baltica: the view from Brussels
LTV's Brussels correspondent Ilze Nagla interviewed Estonian Henrik Hololei, the European Commission's Director-General for Mobility and Transport about the current progress of the giant Rail Baltica project and other matters of regional importance.
Three bidders chosen for diesel train procurement in Latvia
The procurement commission of “Passenger Rail” has concluded that three of five bidders meet all the selection criteria and are invited to submit their tenders in the second round of the negotiated procedure, the company said July 31.
Riga Airport passenger flow at 20% compared to 2019
At Riga International Airport, 20% of passenger transport has been restored, compared to last year, as the situation with COVID-19 has improved, Liene Freivalde, director of the airport Aviation Services and Business Development Department, told Latvian Radio July 28.
State to recover airBaltic investment in 5-7 years
The European Commission's (EC) decision, which allows the State to invest €250 million in the capital of the Latvian national airline airBaltic, provides for Latvia to recover the investment within five to seven years, Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) said in an interview to LETA July 23.
Latvian Post asks households to sort out mailboxes
In Latvia, more than 150 thousand addresses cannot be delivered to because the owners have not set up a mailbox, or the mailbox is too damaged. National postal service Latvian Post (LP) is therefore asking households July 21 to get their mailboxes in order.
Rail Baltica will make Riga Central Station greener
Construction and development work of Rail Baltica around the Riga Central Station will significantly expand green zones and multi-functional areas for urban residents, said Linda Vītola, spokeswoman for project executor BereRix on July 16.
airBaltic carried over 60 thousand passengers in June
In June 2020, the Latvian national airline airBaltic transported 60,409 passengers from all three capital cities of the Baltic States to destinations on the airline's route network in Europe and Scandinavia, the company said July 16.
airBaltic signs codeshare agreement with Icelandair
Latvian national airline airBaltic said July 13 it had signed a codeshare agreement with Icelandair that "opens new markets for the carriers by allowing them to sell and issue airline tickets jointly throughout their  networks. 
Rīga-Liepāja flights to take off again
Starting Monday, July 13, the national airline airBaltic will renew scheduled flights between Riga and Liepāja four times a week, Kurzeme Regional TV reported on July 10.
Riga airport laid off fewer employees than expected
Riga International Airport Although was planning to lay off more than 500 employees due to the COVID-19 crisis, but only dismissed 353 in reality, said Chair of the airport board, Laila Odiņa, to Latvian Radio.
Riga tests red traffic light radar
A new type of traffic radar has been installed at the intersection of Brīvības and Krustabaznīcas Street in Riga. The radar detects drivers who do not mind the red light, Latvian Television reported on July 8.
100 new electric vehicles available for public use in Riga
Around 700 electric cars are currently on Latvian roads, but now another 100 are joining them. These environmentally-friendly cars will be able to be booked by an app and driven daily, reported financial institution Altum on July 7.
Tērbatas Street traffic-free for a month
It is planned to close nearly all Tērbatas Street in Riga from July 15 to August 16, giving it to pedestrians and traders, as well as to the development of cultural events, according to the agenda of the meeting of the temporary administration of Riga municipality Tuesday, July 7.
Rail Baltica discussion available to watch online
Policymakers responsible for coordinating, funding, and realising the €5.8bn Rail Baltica project presented their latest plans and timelines for completion during a webinar titled ‘Rail Baltica as driver of economic development in the post-COVID recovery’ on 1 July 2020.
Riga International airport passenger numbers rising
As the number of flights grew and new destinations opened, the number of passengers at Riga International airport increased by more than 400% in June, the airport representatives told news agency LETA on July 3.
Norwegian resumes flights from Riga
As of Friday, July 3, scheduled international flights from and to Riga International Airport are resumed by the Norwegian low-cost airline “Norwegian”, airport representatives said on July 3.
Riga cobblestones gobble up another car
In Riga's Ģertrūdes Street, another car sank into a hole on Tuesday evening, confirmed Ilze Dimante, spokeswoman for the Riga City Council Transport Department, on June 30.