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Riga transport ticket company sees its board removed

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In the Latvian capital, the ticket company SIA Rīgas karte has seen whole of its board removed from office in a meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, October 23, LNT television channel reports.

The share holders of the Rīgas karte are the public transport company of the Riga city SIA Rīgas satiksme (51% of shares) and the American technology firm Conduent. The board of the ticket company previously consisted of Jānis Meirāns and Pāvels Tulovskis from the side of Rīgas satiksme, and Eric Morizur from the side of Conduent.

Commenting on the decision, Meirāns said that the changes in the company would happen just on the surface, as the other two removed board members would remain in their other posts in Rīgas karte and the people they have been replaced with lack the necessary experience.

«In payments to Rīgas karte five to eight million euros are overpaid annually, but nobody has wanted to see the unfavourable things,» said Meirāns.

Read also: Programme: Audit of Rīgas karte reveals inflated costs, link to city officials

According to the company’s spokesman Jānis Basevics, who refused to comment on why the changes in the company’s management have been done, said that the new board chair would be Conduent’s director of finance in France Katherine Gauran.

Moizur would continue to consult the new board and perform the duties of the director general, whereas Tulovskis would serve as the director of technology of Rīgas karte.


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  1. Mike Mesmer says:

    Neticams! Kriminals!

  2. Arthur says:

    We should have a digital system with more sensible pricing! Based on capacity and demand. Just like Singapore caps number of cars on the road and how they fill up airplanes with passengers. Put highest priority on making city’s air cleaner by prioritizing automation, electric light rail, only than trams and busses. Would be nice if light personal vehicles up to and from train would be at discount (again based on available capacity & user score like on eBay) Vehicle sharing & Ride sharing should also be incoraged based on score. Payments should be once a month or less to avoid fees! Either prepaid or billed later. Hashgraph or blockchain may also be used to reduce transaction feeds. Most people has smartphone so don’t spend money printing cards!
    After all public transport should improve lives of people in the city rather than lining pockets for few – It does not make sense that tram ticket is almost as pricy as a car for a single person.
    Lastly people should be encouraged to live closer to their most frequently visited location. So again shared spaces and efficienct use of indoor space like in a tiny house – to reduce bills and cut toll on environment.

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