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Electric Train Project Enters Feasibility Stage and Design

The ambitious plan by the government of Carlos Alvarado seems to be coming closer and closer to a reality with the announcement on Frida, confirming that the process of "value engineering" has been completed, which must now be complemented with feasibility studies. The presentation was...

San Jose Metro: Futuristic Vision, or Pipe Dream?

Once again the idea, dream or vision of a Metro (subway) for San Jose is being talked about. And although everyone agrees that a Metro would be an efficient transport system for Costa Rica's capital city, moving a large number of people, without affecting...

Alvarez Desanti Proposes To Prohibit Import Of Fossil Fueled Vehicles Starting In 2035

As the 2018 presidential election campaigns start to roll out, one of the candidates proposes to prohibit the import of fossil fuel powered vehicles starting in 2015. Antonio Alvarez Desanti, presidential candidate for the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN), said on Tuesday that the first 100,000...

Bolivia Inaugurates Construction of its First Electric Railroad

The beginning of construction for Bolivia's first electric train was inaugurated by President Evo Morales on Thursday in a public ceremony that brought together various supporters of the major transportation project, including government representatives, academics, and business owners. “Work on the metropolitan train has already...

Electric Light Rail Could Revolutionize Costa Rica Public Transport

Q COSTA RICA - The concept of an electric light rail system - dubbed 'Tren-GAM'- would be the most efficient way to improve public transport in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), taking into account factors such quality of service, passenger volume and cost. An elevated...

“Mental Block” And “Negative Thinking” Impede Solution To Costa Rica’s Traffic Congestion Problem

A "mental block" and the "negative attitude" of the public are factors preventing the country from finding solutions to the traffic congestion problem, especially affecting the Central Valley. That is the conclusion of Dr. Monica Araya, specialist in climate change and director of the "Costa...

Legislator Warns Of Government’s Plan Of Additional Tax on Vehicles To Finance Electric Train

(QCOSTARICA) - The legislator for the Alianza Demócrata Cristiana, Mario Redondo, warns of a plan by the government to introduce a new (and additional) property tax on vehicles, to "finance" the urban electric train system. Redondo commented on Thursday the provision included in the “Ley...

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