Posts tagged as transport

Latvian city Valmiera gets greener public transport

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Next week, Latvia’s northern city Valmiera will launch more environmentally friendly public transportation – electric hybrid buses that can save fuel and reduce air emissions, Latvian Radio reported October 21 This is the first time Valmiera gets new buses since the restoration of independence in 1991. This has been achieved through co-financing by the European Union’s Cohesion Fund. The transport company VTU Valmiera said that “all the time we got…

Masks should worn on public transport in Latvia

Monday, October 5, 2020

Next week, mandatory use of face masks in public transportation should be resumed, Minister of Health Ilze Viņķele told Latvian Radio October 2. Viņķele called on the public to be cautious at individual level and carefully evaluate participation in events and travel, as well as work remotely as far as possible. “In assessing this situation, experts agree – it should be mandatory to use masks on public transport in Latvia starting next week. This…

Estonia’s future transport plan

Friday, September 25, 2020

Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas (Center) has signed the draft transport and mobility master plan for Estonia for the next 15 years, which plans to make the transport system more sustainable and safer and pay more attention to the strategic development of mobility. The main focus of the development plan is to reduce the environmental footprint of transport vehicles and systems to contribute to the achievement of…

Regional transport to reward good passengers

Thursday, August 27, 2020

New campaign “Biļete JĀ-ŅEM” has started in Latvia’s regional coaches and trains. Those passengers who fairly buy a ticket will have the chance to win prizes, Latvian Television said August 26. Throughout September, in regional passenger coaches and trains, passengers are asked to save their ticket after purchase. It can then be registered on panembileti.lv. The site is not active yet but is coming. At the beginning of October, three…

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…