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CTP aims to sue and block Uber, InDriver and Didi in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In its continuing effort, perhaps to appease the formal taxi operators, the government through the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP) - Public Transport Council - decided this Friday to raise its voice against the ride-app private transport companies such as Uber, DiDi...

Bätse will be the only app that taxi drivers can use legally

QCOSTARICA - Bätse is the only mobile application (app) that the official taxi drivers (red taxis) can legally use in Costa Rica. This despite the fact that other services such as OMNi Taxi have been operating in the market for some time and even some...

Taxi drivers to trade their “Maria” for “Batsë”

QCOSTARICA - The next time you get into an official (red) taxi you may be surprised the driver will no longer have the “María” (taxi meter) but use a mobile app, similar to the one used DiDi and Uber. The Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP)...

Tourism transport free to circulate without restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) Tourist transport services will be free to circulate every day without vehicular restriction, confirmed the Council of Public Transport (CTP). The decision was due to the gradual reactivation tourism services in the yellow zone areas "We call for this service to be provided in compliance...

Tourist buses will return to the street under vehicular restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) After almost 3 months without being able to circulate, the transport units (big buses, small buses, minivans, etc) dedicated to tourism services ("turismo") will resume operations according to the last number on the license plate. The Public Transportation Council (CTP) approved this June 2...

CTP urges mandatory use of masks on public transport

The Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP) - Public Transport Council (CTP) is urging taxi, bus and special services drivers to use face masks as a defense against Covid-19 and asked the Ministry of Health to assess their mandatory use for users of the service. 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...

School Buses In Costa Rica Are The Junk of The U.S. and Korea

"The Tico student transport is the junk of the United States and Korea. The buses discarded in those countries are the ones that mostly transport our students," says Don Pablo Rosales, in charge of the service platform of the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP)...

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...

Bus Strike Cripples Thousands

UPDATE: Bus service was resumed by mid day on Wednesday. Is it a protest strike by the bus operators or are they really bankrupt? In any event, some 60,000 who live in the San Jose's “marginalized community” of La Carpio have had to walk, bike...

Why is bus service so bad on the Nicoya-San José route?

by Maria Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com - As the sky opens up and rain pours down, the roof above my seat on the bus from San José to Nicoya also is raining. Water drips on my head, on my clothes and on my computer as...

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