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LIVE Cameras Alert Drivers To San Jose Traffic Conditions

Camaras Viales (Road Cameras) is a website with LIVE road monitoring program of the major roads in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose. The site currently offers cameras, their objective is 100 cameras in strategic areas of the city, to alert drivers of the...

The ‘Platina’ In The Final Stretch

Q COSTA RICA - The headache called "la platina" that began in April 2009 and turned to a complete nightmare a few months ago, leaving drivers to endure temporary closures, regulated passage and endless congestion on the autopista General Cañas, and the alternate roads,...

Morning Traffic At Its Worst!

Q COSTA RICA - Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, the traffic congestion of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose went beyond the nightmare, with an additional 50,000 vehicles circulating, of which 3,000 are school buses, as the 2017...

Today We Drown In Congestion … A Century Ago Don Ricardo Had The Solution!

(QCOSTARICA) For a solution to the traffic nightmare of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose, we only need look to the past, almost 100 years ago, at a time when the country faced a similar situation of too many cars on its...

Traffic Chaos Has Grown In the Greater San Jose Area, But You Can Help

QCOSTARICA - There is no question about it, traffic chaos is part of everyday life in Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose. And with the arrival of the rains, the large volume of vehicles, crashes and a collapsed in the road infrastructure the...

Cameras and Big Screens To Alleviate San José Traffic Congestion

(QCOSTARICA) Transport authorities are gambling on technology to alleviate the problems of traffic congestion ("presas" in Spanish) in the San José Greater Metropolitan Area (Gran Área Metropolitana - GAM). Traffic Engineering (Ingeniería de Tránsito), a division of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (Ministerio...

Traffic Congestion in San José Leaves Taxi Drivers With Losses Of Up to 50%

(QCOSTARICA) Hailing a taxi in the area of downtown San José may become difficult in the very near future, as many taxi operators facing losses of up 50% due to congestion, may choose not to provide service. Gilberth Ureña, head of the National Forum of...

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...

Expansion of Road To Heredia To Start In July

QCOSTARICA - The daily traffic nightmare between La Uruca and Heredia, particularly in the area of the Virilla river bridge, could come by the end of next year, with a road expansion. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) said on Thursday that the expansion between...

The Protest Is On!

Protestors began to have their mark felt on the city of San José from the early hours of the morning Monday. It all began minutes before 6:00am. A red colour truck with "tumbacosos" (loudspeakers) and an Undeca union flag blocked the Avenida Segunda at the...

Traffic Congestion Began An Hour Earlier Today!

Today,  some 55.000 public sector employees started their day with their new hours, showing up at work at 7am instead of 8am.  Local television news Telenoticias gave us this morning a sneak preview of what will be for sometime, rather than diminishing, traffic congestion...

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