On November 28, 2017, the municipal company Rīgas Satiksme purchased three extremely expensive Mercedes Benz V minibuses, the total price of which has not been disclosed yet, but, according to unofficial information available to journalists, is about 200 thousand euros. A day later, a Mercedes Benz Vito Tourer bus was also purchased. This information is provided by the portal Pietiek.com .
“Rīgas satiksme provides car transport for the needs of Riga City Council. We have three minibuses at all times, which are used by Riga City Council structural units, also for driving foreign guests and other delegations. The previous minibuses expired and were returned. And new ones have been purchased under operating leasing, the costs of which are not higher than before, ”is the current explanation of the company, without mentioning the specific prices of the purchased cars.