The Panama subway that recently went into service.
The Panama subway that recently went into service.

COSTA RICA NEWS — One or the other, the country does not have the financial capacity for a subway or light rail system for San José, said the minister of Transport, Carlos Segnini.

The Minister said he has analyzed the Madrid (Spain) and Beijing (China) metros (subways) and the cost is too prohibitive for a small country like Costa Rica. Segnini added another concern is the cost of maintaining the system if it is ever built.

The topic of a improving the infrastructure and logistics in Costa Rica will be the underlying theme at the forum today and tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday) at the Park Inn in San José, according to José Mejía Iturbe of the Cámara de Industria y Comercio Costa Rica – México, .

Attending the forum  will be experts from the U.S. and Mexico that will also discuss the viability of an electric rail system through Central America.