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The Board informs about the events (July 15-28)

On July 18, at the meeting of RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” Board, Financial Director L. Hodaseviča reported about the completion of the process of drawing up amendments to the 2019 budget and its results. It shall be reminded that on March 1 the meeting of RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” shareholders approved the company’s budget, which provided for the local government’s compensation for the delivery of public transport services in the amount of EUR 139 million. Following the decision of the shareholders meeting, RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” had to prepare budget amendments that would reduce this compensation to EUR 130 million. By making these amendments, the company would be close to the goal set by its owner. The Board approved the amendments to RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” 2019 budget and decided to submit them for approval to the Council, which has the competence to approve them. More comments will be provided after the Council approves the amendments.

On July 18, the Board listened to the report of Communication and Traffic Organization Director E. Zivtiņš about the possibility of extending trolleybus route No. 12 to Zasulauks railway station and related costs. After evaluating all the circumstances, it was established that the main obstacle is the technical condition of streets (the quality of coating and width) and the lack of place to build a terminal next to Zasulauks station. Thus, it would be possible to extend the route if these issues would be solved, yet this is not the competence of RP SIA „Rīgas satiksme” as the carrier. It should be noted that now Zasulauks station is already provided with public transport – tram No. 2, whose schedule is coordinated with that of trains, as far as possible. In this context, the Board decided to establish a working group to evaluate the possibility of using smaller vehicles on some public transport routes to optimize costs. The working group’s interim report is учзусеув on July 30, and the first stage is due to be finished on August 18. After that, the working group will start to revise the whole network of routes, which was done more than 10 years ago. It is planned that this work will be finished in 6 months, yet the first results and proposals are expected even earlier.

At the meeting on July 18, the Board accepted amendments to the overdraft agreement with AS “Citadele banka”, which provides to extend the agreement for another period. The Council has also approved the extension, yet the final decision will be taken at the shareholders meeting in the last week of July.

On July 19, the new Council of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksme” held its first meeting and elected Normunds Narvaišs chairman of the Council and Ainārs Ozols vice-chairman of the Council.

At the meeting of July 25, following a request of Board member A. Krūze, the Board considered the question of streamlining legal relations with the Central Finance and Contracting Unit (CFCU). According to the information of A. Krūze, the model of funding future projects is essential for streamlining relations with CFCU. The Board agreed that it is necessary to get to know the opinion of CFCU about possible settlement.

On July 25, the Council of RP SIA “Rīgas satiksmes” met with the company’s Board and directors, as well as the group of managers in the field of infrastructure and maintenance. The members of the Council introduced themselves and listened to opinions of the employees about the situation in and around the company.

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