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Taxis prepare campaign to intercept Uber users

The formal taxi drivers (red taxis) will take new pressure measures to stop Uber in Costa Rica, leaving behind street demonstrations and road closures to go after user. The intention of the taxi drivers is to get in the face of users in the area...

Taxistas To Demonstrate Against Uber Today, Wednesday!

The formal (red) taxi drivers will take to the streets this Wednesday, May 8, in a new protest against the operation of Uber in Costa Rica. The movement, convened since last week, is scheduled to start at 9:00 am, concentrating on three major points: Paso...

Taxi Drivers Announce A Protest Against Uber. Again.

(QCostarica.com) On May 8 taxi drivers will again take to the streets to protest against the legalization of Uber. Javier Cortés, leader of the "fuerza roja" (the formal taxi drivers) said they will gather in the area of the Paso Ancho rotonda at 9:00 am...

Costa Ricans Furious With Latest Threat From Taxi Drivers

The lack of regulation for passenger transport services - such as Uber - is a topic that not only disturbers the rideshare app company partners (drivers) and official taxi drivers, but users as well who demand an 'opening' or 'legalization'. Last week, in a letter...

All Traveling In A Vehicle Must Identify Themselves If Asked By Police, Court Confirms

As reported Tuesday (October 9) afternoon by the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), the Constitutional Court or Sala IV confirmed that all persons who in vehicles must identify themselves if asked by police. The Sala IV resolution 2018-016698 delivered on Friday, October 5,...

Taxis vs Uber: Drivers On Both Sides Of The Conflict Suffer The Same Hardships

Three years after the arrival of Uber in Costa Rica, the number of drivers dedicated to the transport of passengers has grown by at least 80%. The figure went from 12,500 official (red) taxi drivers and porteadoers (Servicio Especial Estable de Taxi, Seetaxi) to...

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...

First Uber Driver In Costa Rica Fined

An Uber driver was fined ¢2 million colones (US$3,500) for violaing the Ley de la Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (Aresep) - Public Services Regulatory Authority Law - for providing public transport services without a permit. This is the first case in which an...

Private Sector Supports Uber And Demands New Legislation

Costa Rica's private sector is urging the government of Luis Guillermo Solis to modernize and enact new legislation to allow the new techonological platforms (apps) such as Uber and Cabify, and local apps being developed to operate legally in the country. "In the Uccaep we...

Uber Users In Costa Rica Are Exempt From Sanctions For Using The Illegal Transport

As the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) crack down on Uber drivers, users (passengers) can rest assured as they are not exposed to any type of sanction for using the illegally deemed private transport service. Carlos Rivas, legal counsel to the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi)...

Costa Rica Rules Out Suing Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA - The government announced Thursday night that it does not have the legal power to sue the Uber drivers, as demanded by the formal taxi drivers. But, it did promise the taxi drivers to increase its operations to detect Uber drivers and...

Uber and MOPT Meeting A Bust!

QCOSTARICA - It finally happened, Uber representatives and officials of the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) met on Tuesday. But nothing changed. In fact the MOPT used the meeting to remind Uber that the service they are providing, that began on August 21, is illegal. The meeting,...

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