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Driver Of Bus In Friday’s Fatal Crash Faces Charges of Negligent Homicide

The bus driver of the Atenas-San Jose route that collided last Friday against a car and a trailer, and in which a 13-year-old girl and her stepfather died, will have to comply with a series of precautionary measures. The man, whose last names are Solórzano...

MOPT Says It Will Present Proposal For The Juan Pablo II Bridge. Will History Be Repeated?

Rico's TICO Bull - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) on Thursday made "an emergency intervention" on the Juan Pablo II bridge in La Uruca, after one of the expansion joints broke off, due to the normal deterioration (and lack of maintenance)...

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...

Spill Collapsed The General Cañas During Morning Rush Hour (Photos)

An early morning spill of a load of stone and gravel on the Autopista General Cañas caused tremendous congestion on the Alajuela to San Jose direction, in the area of the EPA store The morning television images showed vehicles driving over the large gravel stones...

What prevents Costa Rica from having a better road infrastructure?

Rico's TICO BULL - I am an avid reader of Quora, a platform to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers. Quora, for me, is a place I go to gain and sometimes share knowledge. Costa Rica is a...

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 Sunday Morning Crash On The General Cañas Leaves One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

For the second time in a month (to the day), at around the same hour, mostly likely for the same reason, with the same results, and at the same spot, the Autopista General Cañas becomes the scene of a fatal traffic accident. It was shortly...

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...

Work Begins To Speed Up Traffic At The Juan Santamaría Airport Crossing

On Monday, the first works began for a series of road changes in the area of the Juan Santamaria international airport in Alajuela, focused on streamlining traffic. The initial works consisted of the removal of earth on lands adjacent to the General Cañas, for the...

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...

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,...

‘Platina’ Bridge Will Have A Name: The Alfredo González Flores

Q COSTA RICA / As is common in Costa Rica where structures get a name although the work is not completed, the 'platina' bridge is no exception: despite the reconstruction work is still in progress, the structure has a name, the Alfredo Gonzalez Flores...

“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...

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...

Massive Taxi Protest Planned On Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Taxi drivers vow to frustrate movement of vehicular traffic Wednesday in protest against fees of more than ¢3.1 billion colones that the regulatory agency does not take into account in setting rates. The taxi union says taxi drivers will protest Wednesday in front of...

MOPT Promises To Cure “Platina” Headache

(QCOSTARICA) Just another promise or are they serious about it this time around? The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) promises to take cure the headache of drivers known as the "Platina" before the end of this administration, that is in 2018. The Platina...

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...

“Platina” Bridge Closure Tonight (Wednesday)

QCOSTARICA - The autopista General Cañas in the area of the "Platina" bridge, over the Virilla river, will BE CLOSED tonight (Wednesday), says the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi). The closure, from 10:00pm to 5:00am Thursday, is to continue the repair on the metal plate...

Cost of “Platina” Bridge Fixes Almost The Same value Of New Bridge

QCOSTARICA - The National Highway Council (Consejo Nacional de Vialidad - CONAVI) has, since 2008, invested more than US$13.1 million dollars in a number of repair works to the bridge over Virilla river, known as the "Platina", on the autopista Genaral Cañas. That amount is...

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