Back to list Print 15. Jul. 2019

The Board informs about the events (July 1-14)

On June 28, the Board of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” decided to approve the procurement documents, thus concluding the first stage of implementing the recommendations of audit company “Ernst&Young Baltic”. Developing these documents and adjusting them to the needs of the company was not an easy task and the process must be continued in the future, according to the plans approved on June 17.

On July 4, the Board of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” listened to the statement of Board member A. Krūze on the plan of drawing RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” development planning documents. The plan was approved. At the same time, the Board asked to submit for approval the timetable of drawing these documents. The Board also considered issues of implementing some projects and the plan of implementing and funding these projects in 2019 – 2021. Projects to be implemented in a remote future were also considered. The Board also agreed to start works, as a result of which tram route No. 7 will be adjusted for low-floor trams in the future.

On July 8, representatives of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” met with those of the European Investment Bank to discuss the updated infrastructure renovation plan, which is partly funded by the bank. No further information will be provided given the confidentiality agreement between the parties.

On July 9, Chairman of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Board Dr. iur. E. Saulītis, the Board member in charge of financial matters J. Švanders and the Administrative Resource Management Director E. Epalte-Drulle met representatives of the trade unions. The meeting focused on planned structural changes and salary issues. Representatives of the Board emphasised that no massive layoffs are planned. Just the opposite: the processes of the capital society will be optimized to improve its commercial operation while solving the issue of the staff’s salaries.

On July 9, the meeting of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” shareholders approved amendments to the company’s Statutes, which provide to establish the Council as an independent management and supervision body, as well as amendments regarding the deals which must be approved by the shareholders meeting or the Council at first. The holder of the capital shares, Riga Vice-mayor V. Baraņņiks, put on the agenda of the shareholders meeting an extraordinary question “On the Board’s work”. As part of this question, the Board was assigned with the task of revising the public transport network and the possibility of using smaller vehicles in evening and morning hours.  J. Meirāns was removed from RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Board and will continue to work as a member of the Board in SIA “Rīgas karte”, a subsidiary of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”. The most significant decision of the holder of the capital shares for the company was to appoint the Council of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”. For the time being, the Board consists of four members: Ainārs Ozols, Andrejs Pančenko, Normunds Narvaišs and Juris Švanders, who will start to work in the Council after leaving the position of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Board member. A new contest will be announced to select the fifth member of the Council.

Thus, for the time being the Board of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” will consist of four members: Chairman of the Board Dr.iur. E. Saulītis, and Board members J. Švanders, A. Krūze and E. Jakrins.

On July 10, the Board listened to the statement of audit company “PricewaterhoseCooper” about proposed changes in the organizational structure of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”. Overall, the Board supported the proposed changes, yet given some unclear points and differences in opinions it was decided to start these changes after additional evaluation and harmonisation with the Council.

On July 11, the meeting of the RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” Board listened to the report of deputy director of the Parking Lots S.Gusevs about the development of the infrastructure of paid municipal parking lots. Overall, the Board accepted the parking lot infrastructure development plan included in the statement, but asked to improve it in order to reduce infrastructure building and maintenance costs. The Board approved the statement of the head of the Quality Management Unit I. Grunte about the cycle of audits of the Integrated management system and ordered to sign necessary contracts to ensure further maintenance of the system. To fulfil the capital shareholder’s task to revise the public transport network, as well as to evaluate the possibility of using smaller vehicles in evening and morning hours, the Board listened to the statement of Communication and Traffic Organization Director E. Zivtiņš and approved the creation of a working group, whose first results are due in one month. The Board also listened to the statement of the head of the Legal Enforcement Unit J. Gailītis about the progress of the parking lots debtors’ debt processing project and decided that next time this project will be evaluated at the end of August. The Board also approved the interim stages of controlling the fulfilment of the plan of drawing the development planning documents of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme”.

On July 12, the Board and the Council of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” held a meeting to discuss the organization of work. According to the task set by the holder of capital shares, the first meeting, at which the council has to choose its chairperson, is due within 10 working days after the appointment of the Council.

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