Wed, 13 Apr 2011: Transport ‘guru’ Augulis speaks before thinking…



European Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas previously clearly stated that the Riga-Moscow project has a zero chance of receiving EU funds; however, it may bring down the Rail Baltica project,” warned Zile. Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin, who was on an official visit to Latvia last week, said in an interview with the newspaper Telegraf that Russia sees potential in the high-speed railroad project between Riga and Moscow. He predicts that this route will be popular among passengers, since it will connect Russia with the European Union. Last year, trains between both capitals carried 268,000 passengers, which is 12 percent more than in 2009. “Experts point out that the current number of passengers is insufficient,... Read the rest of this entry »

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