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Number of “black spots” on Lithuanian roads reduced by 200 in the past five years
2012 02 29
Number of “black spots” on Lithuanian roads reduced by 200 in the past five years

This year 58 “black spots” were identified on Lithuanian roads – almost by 200 less than five years ago and by one third less than in the last year. The number of places with high accident frequency is constantly receding due to the reconstruction of dangerous crossings, construction of bicycle paths and implementation of traffic safety...

EU allocations to improve Lithuanian airports security and environmental protection
2012 02 23
EU allocations to improve Lithuanian airports security and environmental protection

Within the period of 2012–2013, Vilnius and Palanga international airports will receive from the European Union funding allocations of approximately 14.7 million LTL. Both airports will have new premises for rescue services. Also a new guard fencing will surround Vilnius airport and a northern runway with platform will be constructed at...

RAIN – among the best 12 projects of the European Union
2012 02 15
RAIN – among the best 12 projects of the European Union

RAIN2, the project of Broadband Internet development, is in the list of 12 exemplary projects of good practice, which have been included in The Guide to Broadband Investment 2011 ordered by the European Commission. All the 12 projects have been implemented in the field of broadband communication development.

343 million LTL from EU funding for modernisation of Lithuanian railways
2012 02 08
343 million LTL from EU funding for modernisation of Lithuanian railways

This year for the modernisation of Lithuanian railways infrastructure and traffic management it is planned to invest LTL 343 million from the European Union structural assistance. The works on Rail Baltica project will be intensely continued, Klaipėda railway node and Vilnius bypass infrastructure will be further developing. Traffic Management Centre is...

250 million LTL from EU support will be allocated for Lithuanian roads
2012 01 31
250 million LTL from EU support will be allocated for Lithuanian roads

This year EU funding will enable the improvement of traffic safety conditions and safety. For this reason there is planned the reconstruction of the main national road Vilnius–Kaunas–Klaipėda, construction of bypasses, implementation of traffic safety and environmental measures.

Number of train passengers increased by 11 percent
2012 01 26
Number of train passengers increased by 11 percent

4.87 million passengers travelled by Lithuanian railways last year. This is by 11% more than in 2010. According to the data of opinion poll performed by JSC Lithuanian Railways, the increase of passenger flows was due to the economy growth, procurement of new rolling stock and efficient marketing means.

Discussions of Lithuania and Ukraine regarding better freight transportation conditions
2012 01 26
Discussions of Lithuania and Ukraine regarding better freight transportation conditions

Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications, Eligijus Masiulis, conferred with Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure Boris Kolesnikov, regarding the issues of bilateral cooperation in transport sector. The main topic of the meeting was the development and higher competitiveness of the railway project...

In the USA – negotiations on the ISAF cargo transit via Klaipėda
2012 01 19
In the USA – negotiations on the ISAF cargo transit via Klaipėda

While continuing his visit to the United States of America, Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications, Eligijus Masiulis, had meetings with representatives of the U.S. Department of Defence and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood. During the meetings there was discussed the further development of International Security Assistance Force...

During the visit to the USA, Minister Eligijus Masiulis will have discussions regarding the NATO cargo transit transportation and cooperation of seaports
2012 01 16
During the visit to the USA, Minister Eligijus Masiulis will have discussions regarding the NATO cargo transit transportation and cooperation of seaports

This week Lithuanian delegation headed by Minister of Transport and Communications, Eligijus Masiulis, is visiting the United States of America. During the visit the delegation will meet government officials and business representatives regarding the...

Lithuania records the highest number of air passengers in 2011
2012 01 10
Lithuania records the highest number of air passengers in 2011

The year 2011 was the most successful year for Lithuanian international airports in the whole history of their operation. The results exceeded even those of the former best year 2008 before the slowdown of economy. Last year Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports provided services to almost 2.7 million passengers, which is by 18.1% more than in 2010 and by 5.7% more...

First Lithuanian postage stamps of this year
2012 01 05
First Lithuanian postage stamps of this year

In January first postage stamps of the year 2012 started circulation. Two series of postage stamps have been issued already: Blazonry of Lithuanian towns and Lithuanian folk music instruments.

Ships will be moored more safely at Klaipėda Seaport
2012 01 02
Ships will be moored more safely at Klaipėda Seaport

At Klaipėda Seaport shipping and mooring will be safer from now on. The first horizontal water flows’ meter installed close to the port entrance will enable dispatchers to receive precise information on the water flows at the total width of the port shipping channel. This information will be forwarded to pilots, so that they could be able to arrange safer and efficient shipping...

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