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Exclusive Bus Lanes Enforcement On The General Cañas Back On May 14

If you are one of the almost 100,000 drivers who use the Autopista General Cañas every day, take note that the 'exclusive bus lanes' will return into force on Monday, May 14. The exclusive bus lane program was introduced some years back, mainly to reduce...

Bus Involved In Morning Collision Lacked Permits. “It Did Not Have Authorization For Anything”, Cosevi

The bus with license plate 12732 operated by Transportes Zúñiga, involved in the early Thursday morning collision with another bus on the Autopista General Cañas that left 39 people injured, had not authorization to transport passengers, according to the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP)...

Two Buses Crash Into Each Other In Early Morning Traffic On The Autopista General Cañas (Photos)

Speeding seems to be the principal cause of a major crash between two buses on the Autopista General Cañas this Thursday morning. The crash occurred before 6:00 a.m. on the San Jose to Alajuela lanes, in front of the immigration service in La Uruca. Critically...

Changes In The Airport Intersection Will Reduce Travel Time By Up To 30 Minutes, Says The MOPT

The changes to the intersection east of the San Jose international airport were completed on Friday, reducing congestion in the area and travel times up to 30 minutes, according to the  outgoing Minister of Transport, German Valverde. The completion of the work that began in...

Autopista General Cañas Will Get Dressed Up For Inauguration Of New President

Starting today, April 23, don't be surprised to start seeing the autopitsta General Cañas all dressed up. You may think its September when the country celebrates its month of Independence. No, the installation of some 96 flags across the autopista from San Jose to...

Early Morning Crash Collapses Autopista General Cañas

A crash on the autopista General Cañas or Ruta 1 in the early hours of Thursday morning and the delayed response by authorities to clear the crash site caused San Jose - Alajuela bound traffic to back up for more than 8 kilometers (5...

Possible Road Rage Results In Early Morning Death of Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died this morning (Tuesday) after being hit by a vehicle driven by what witnesses describe as an angry driver, that fled the scene. The incident occurred in La Asunción de Belén, Heredia, about 200 meters west of the Residencial Los Arcos, in the...

“Platina” With Closures On Thursday And Friday

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Despite the comments made by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI) only a couple of days ago, that the Platina bridge - the bridge over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas - closures would only be on...

21% of Men In Costa Rica Say They Have Been Victims of Unwanted Touch In Public

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - It's not only women who are victims of sexual harassment in public (acoso sexual callejero in Spanish). Twenty-one percent of men in Costa Rica claim to have been victims of unwanted touching in public. This is revealed in the Second...

Newly Installed Traffic Lights Add To Congestion Around the San Jose Airport

QCOSTARICA - The intersection east of the San Jose airport has been a nightmare of years for drivers of the Alajuela - San Jose direction and the scene of numerous spectacular accidents of the autopista, the main road into San Jose The solution? Install traffic...

Juan Pablo II Bridge Closed Sunday

(QCOSTARICA) Driving to and from San Jose and points west to Heredia, Alajuela and the airport will get complicated given that the Juan Pablo II bridge (near the Hospital Mexico) on the autopista General Cañas will be closed to traffic on Sunday. The closure, according...

Tuesday Afternoon Traffic Accident Causes Tremendous Congestion On General Cañas

QCOSTARICA - An early afternoon traffic accident on the autopista General Cañas caused tremendous traffic congestion on the west side of San José, clogging up the country's most travelled route. Mario Calderón, head of the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police), explained the accident occurred around...

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