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Sprudzs suspends Riga City Council\'s amendments on free public transportation in exceptional cases

Feb 11, 2013

RIGA - Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs (Reform Party) has suspended the Riga City Council's amendments on free public transportation during heavy snowfall or large public events, reports LETA.

Sprudzs' press secretary Maija Petermane informs that the decision was made due to the amendments contradicting several regulations. The Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry believes that the Riga City Council's explanations do not prove that the amendments were in line with the law.

Decisions on public transportation discounts are within the municipality's competence. However, they must be implemented in accordance with all regulations and backed with well thought-out legal explanations, says Sprudzs.

The minister believes that Riga should strive to be an example for other local governments in terms of governance.

As reported, in December, the Riga City Council passed amendments to public transportation regulations, stipulating that, in exceptional cases, the Riga City Council's executive director has the right to temporarily alter public transportation regulations, including allowing residents to ride for free.

The Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry believes that the Riga City Council's amendments contradict the regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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