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Costa Ricans Have The Right to Choose Uber or Taxis

Costa Ricans have the right to choose the transport service to use, whether it be Uber, any other ride app or taxis, stated Juan Ricardo Fernández, president of Consumidores Libres (Free Consumers) before the legislative committee analyzes the draft bill to regulate paid technological...

Uber alerts customers that the government’s bill would limit vehicle supply and double waiting times

For over three years, Uber, the ride-hailing app, has been fighting for its place in Costa Rica, battling government inaction and the verbal and physical abuse of the red or formal taxis. This week, the government of Carlos Alvarado presented a legislative bill to formalize...

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Announces Bill So That Uber and Taxis Coexist

Contrary to the desires of the formal (red) taxis, President Carlos Alvarado announced a bill by which Uber will remain in Costa Rica and will coexist with the taxi services. "As a Government, we have the responsibility to work tirelessly to ensure the well-being of...

A Brand New Rig Pays Only ¢44,702 in Marchamo. Not Fake. For Real.

Rico's TICO BULL - This may come as a shock to some of you, but not to us who have been in Costa Rica for the long-term and have seen it all. Nothing much can surprise us anymore. It's Marchamo time. A bit late this...

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...

Traffic Police Intensifies Actions Against UBER

The Government through the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOPT) - Ministry of Public Works and Transportation - intensified the operations against UBER drivers throughout the country. After the pressure measures taken by the taxi drivers the previous week where they completely blocked the...

Is This The End For Uber in Costa Rica?

Following a day of protests in the streets, tortuguismo in many areas and five hours of 'intense' negotiations, the taxi drivers and the government came to an agreement on Wednesday. After a long day, both parties signed, on Wednesday night, an agreement to end the...

Taxi Drivers and Truckers Protests In San Jose Today

Heading to downtown San Jose or Escazu today? Maybe rethink that for a bit, as taxi drivers and truckers, in two separate movements, will be blocking the streets of San Jose and the Ruta 27 (San Jose - Caldera) in the area of Escazu. The...

Deregulate Taxis, Don’t Regulate Uber

(By David Kemp, Fee.org) A recent New York Times article discussing taxi medallion owners in New York City illustrates how innovation and increased competition can lead to calls for new regulations.  Platforms such as Uber and Lyft have displaced taxi owners and devalued their medallions, permits that...

The War Is On: Taxis Ready To Battle It Out With Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA - On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is popularly known, declared law 8955 that regulates the Servicio Especial Estable de Taxi (Seetaxi) - the from door to door private transport service,constitutional and reactivated the fines to those...

Taxis block roads in Uber standoff

TODAY PANAM - The gloves are off between Panama taxi drivers and the Uber system with both sides gearing up to claim their right to serve the city’s traveling public, while the transit authority stands on the sidelines. The actions of the yellow hornet drivers...

Taxi Drivers Protest Uber’s Presence At Job Fair

QCOSTARICA - They weren't there looking for a job, they were there to protest a company looking to hire people looking for a job. On Thursday, a group of five angry taxi drivers paid their entry to the Expoempleo at the Antigua Aduana (Old Customs)...

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