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Government Supports Fast-Tracking Law To Regulate Uber

Although the taxi union opposes the new bill that regulates digital transport platforms, such as Uber, the government is in agreement with the Legislative Assembly to fast-track it. Victor Morales, Ministro de la Presidencia (Chief-of-staff), explained the executive branch supports the will of the legislators...

Getting Costa Ricans On Their Bikes

Costa Rica gets 98% of its power from renewables, yet has one of the biggest carbon footprints in Central America. Now, it wants to clean up transport, but can cycling improve its image? Costa Rica has a proud international reputation as an eco-paradise. Home to...

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...

New Ride App Rep: “Taxi Drivers Should Support Modernization”

While Rubén Vargas, representative of the Unión de Taxistas Costarricense (UTC) - Union of Costa Rican taxi drivers  - assures that the arrival of new applications similar to Uber would provoke "violence in the streets", César López, representative of the new transport platform Beego,...

Goverment tells Uber to stop its operation in Costa Rica

In an attempt to calm taxi drivers, the Government Council reiterated on Tuesday its request to the Uber company to stop its transport operation in Costa Rica, until there is a legal framework to regulate it. The request also applies to other ride app platforms. The...

Costa Rica Year-on-Year Inflation up to May 2018 is 2%

In May, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a negative monthly variation of 0.11%, mainly explained by the prices of the Transport sector, and Food and non-alcoholic beverages. From a report by the National Institute of Statistics and Census of Costa Rica (INEC): Of the 315...

Bolivia Inaugurates Construction of its First Electric Railroad

The beginning of construction for Bolivia's first electric train was inaugurated by President Evo Morales on Thursday in a public ceremony that brought together various supporters of the major transportation project, including government representatives, academics, and business owners. “Work on the metropolitan train has already...

And Here’s …. Carlos!

QCOSTARICA | Costa Rica has a new minister of Transport, Carlos Villalta, who takes over the job of fixing the country's roads infrastructure and public works. And the infamous 'puente platina' now in its eight year of repair. Villalta, an engineer by profession, takes over...

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...

“It There Are Errors, They Will Be Reviewed”, Says MOPT Minister

The government has come under heavy criticism over the concession contract for the San José-San Ramón road, that in the words of Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) minister Pedro Castro, only 2.7 kilometres will be new. Minister Castro has been on the hot...

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