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Users Give Public Transport A LOW Rating

Rates have gone up in the last several weeks, but service is the same. Users of public tansport give the service a LOW rating.

Uber is the second most used public transport service in Costa Rica, according to UNA

What's your most often used means of public transport? Your second? If you said Uber to the latter, a recent study by the Instituto de Estudios Sociales en Población (IDESPO), of the Universidad Nacional (UNA) - Institute of Social Studies in Population of the...

Taxi Drivers Want To Be Able To Operate With Older Cars

Taxi drivers have asked Rodolfo Méndez, the Minister of Transportation (MOPT), to increase the antiquity of their vehicles, from the current 15 years to 20. If the request is approved, official taxis (red taxis) in the country could operate with vehicles as old as 1998...

MOPT Backpeddles On Support Of Uber

On September 25, Rodolfo Méndez, the Ministro de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), admitted that all sectors would be taken into account in the drafting of the regulations for the public transport of people, but last week changed his mind and left out the...

Transito To Fine Buses That Transport Strikers

The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) warned holders of concessions from the Public Transport - ie buses and minivans - from using their units to transport strikers or face sanctions that could be a fine of more than ¢100,000 or have their license plates...

Why I like (and don’t like) taking the bus

Rico's TICO BULL - I find myself more and more taking pubic transportation, the bus.  I like it. And I don't like it. Getting to San Jose by bus is easy. Just about every bus on a major route is either heading to or away...

Uber is illegal Says Government, but It will not shut it down

After 45 days the government said it needed to pronounce on the Uber issue, it has reiterated the position that Uber and other similar transport are illegal, but it will not disconnect the platform, recognizing the challenge imposed by technological advances to the Government. For...

Travel like the pros, 9 budget hacks for your next vacation

Want to travel like the pros? Better start pinching your pennies, pesos and colones. While it's true that money can buy you an elite - easy, even - adventure anywhere, those who travel for a living genuinely enjoy the challenge of bargain hunting. Riding public...

Taxi Drivers Have Their Day

Taxi drivers on Wednesday took to the streets to pressure the government of Carlos Alvarado to put an end to Uber in Costa Rica.  

Costa Rica Drives For A New Green Goal: Electric Transport

Costa Rica this month broke the world record for the most consecutive days running on renewable energy - 300, besting record of 299 set in 2015; in 2016 the country went 271 days using only renewable energy But there´s one area where Costa Rica is...

Eight Out Of Ten Assaults On Buses Occur At Night

Taking a bus in Costa Rica, for some, can be a scary experience. Drivers making change or sorting an counting money while negotiating traffic. Some even believe they are behind the wheel of race and on the Indy track.But at night the situation changes,...

MOPT Analyzing If They Can “Take” Buses From Companies That Announced A Stop In Service

Q COSTA RICA - Two bus operators are calling it quits, throwing in the towel, announcing they will stop providing service to La Carpio, Barrio México, La Uruca and Barrio Escalante on July 17. The reason? Low fares and the inability or unwillingness of transport...

Government Shelved Plan To Regulate UBER and ‘Collaborative Transport’

Q COSTA RICA  - In April 2016, ruling party (PAC) legislator, Franklin Corella, introduced a bill to regulate UBER in Costa Rica and services offering "collaborative transport" by way of Apps (Internet-based applications). A year and month later, the bill remains stalled, awaiting political will. Although...

Costa Rica Government Has Billions Of Reasons To Slow The Process Of An Efficient Public Transport System

(QCostarica) The slow movement towards an efficient public transport system in Costa Rica, can be explained to some extent by the fact that a large part of government revenue, is related to vehicle ownership. Just last year, the Ministry of Finance (Ministerio de Hacienda) took...

MOPT Announces Pilot Plan To Reduce Number of Buses Entering Downtown San Jose

  (qCOSTARICA) Perhaps the single biggest contributor to the traffic congestion of San Jose are the buses, as "all buses lead to San Jose". But, that may soon change. The Ministry of Transport (MOPT) is pinning its hopes on a pilot plan to "zone" buses coming from...

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