Posts tagged as transport

Transport Minister: temporary carriers possible on regional routes

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New passenger carriers are planned to take over regional bus routes in June 2021. For some, the contract will end earlier, so Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) said to Latvian Television on June 2 that temporary carriers might be in place for a few months. In an interview on the Latvian Television broadcast Rīta Panorāma, Linkaits expressed hope that new permanent carriers will start work in June net year.…

Cuts to Rīga transport services criticized amidst Covid-19 outbreak

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Rīga temporary administration is acting to ensure sufficient transport flow during the coronavirus pandemic to reduce crowding, the Rīga City Council told the press March 26. Specifically, the city’s interim head Edvīns Balševics has tasked Rīga executive director Juris Radzevičs and the board of the Rīgas Satiksme municipal transport company to increase transport services so that passengers could stand at the mandatory 2 meter distance from one another. “Taking public safety…

Public asked to consider if they really need to use public transport

Monday, March 23, 2020

Changes in Rīga’s public transport movement due to the reduction of the COVID-19 virus took effect March 21, as previously reported by LSM. The number of services was reduced by 20%, with passenger numbers having declined already by 50% as people stay at home. However, the Riga City Council urges residents to carefully consider if even these journeys are necessary during times of social distancing. “As a reminder, boarding and…

AirBaltic Named the Best Employer in the Transport and Logistics Sector

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The annual Best Employer award ceremony took place following a nationwide survey carried out by the recruitment agency CV-Online Latvia. During the ceremony, the Latvian airline airBaltic was recognized as the best employer in the transport and logistics sector for the ninth year in a row. Alīna Roščina, VP Human Resources of airBaltic: “airBaltic is proud to be among the leading employers. Our success story is driven by the talented…

Transport minister filled state-owned companies with his people – Lithuanian president

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lithuania’s Transport and Communications Minister Jaroslav Narkevič has filled companies under the ministry’s control with people from his own party or linked to them, President Gitanas Nausėda has told LRT RADIO. “[Narkevič] has given jobs to at least 20 fellow party members or people related to party members at companies under the ministry’s control,” he said in an interview aired on Thursday morning. The embattled transport minister, delegated to the…

Ruling bloc’s council to meet over transport minister in early January

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The Lithuanian ruling coalition’s council will hold a meeting in early January to discuss President Gitanas Nauseda’s call for Jaroslav Narkevic to step down as transport minister, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday, adding that the situation may lead to the Cabinet’s resignation. “We’ll hold an expanded coalition council meeting in the first days of January to consider, among other things, the president’s arguments and decide how to proceed,” the prime minister…

Lithuanian president demands transport minister’s resignation

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has called on Jaroslav Narkevič to resign as the country’s transport minister. “The president can no longer trust this minister and believes that he must step down,” Povilas Mačiulis, the president’s adviser, told reporters at the Presidential Palace on Thursday. According to the adviser, Nausėda expects Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis to make a “principled decision”. Narkevič has faced a barrage of criticism from the opposition lately…

Lithuania’s embattled transport minister refuses to resign

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Lithuanian Transport Minister Jaroslav Narkevič, who has been criticised by the president, says he is the target of “an organized discrediting campaign” and does not intend to step down. “At the moment, I don’t intend [to resign]. Because a campaign to discredit me has been underway,” he told reporters on Wednesday. Narkevič, who has become transport minister last August, has come under fire for firing the management board of Lietuvos…

Operail begins freight transport in Finland

Thursday, October 17, 2019

International transport and logistics company Operail has launched a subsidiary in Finland, Operail Finland Oy, and is investing 50 million euros to begin freight transport on Finnish railways. According to Chairman of the Operail Management Board, Raul Toomsalu, it is vital for the company to find new services, products and markets. “With the decisions in previous years, we already foresaw the diversification of markets and services. New business lines have…

Harmony party member detained for importing 15 tonnes of illegal vodka to Latvia

Saturday, July 6, 2019

On the night to 1 June, Latvia’s State Police intercepted approximately 15 tonnes of contraband vodka. Ex-Saeima deputy candidate from Harmony Ziedonis Apariņš has been detained. This man, together with once Riga City Council deputy Sandris Bergmanis and ex-Saeima deputy Andris Morozovs, founded Latvian Transport Association, according to information from LETA. State Police confirmed that a cargo 15 tonnes of contraband vodka lacking any excise tax labels was intercepted on…