Public discussion into a proposed ferry connection over the mouth of the River Daugava ended on June 26. The ferry could start working from summer 2007 and would connect Meldru Street in Vecmilgravis with Zila Street in Bolderaja.
The river is 700 metres wide at the point, yet there is no bridge, and
drivers who want to get between Vecmilgravis and Bolderaja have to drive for
about an hour.
The ferry would be able to carry up to 200 cars, including 30 lorries, and
300 passengers. Lorries would have to pay about LVL 5 to 10 (EUR 7 to 14), a car
would have to pay LVL 2 to 3, and a passenger would have to pay a normal public
transportation fee. Riga City Council is currently looking for investors.