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Carlos Alvarado: ‘The Time Has Come For Transport Platforms’

Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado said Wednesday that it was time to pass the bill to regulate digital transport platforms, such as Uber. After meeting with taxi drivers on Tuesday who applied 'tortuguismo' (slowdowns) in various sectors of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the same...

Uber project would start from scratch

Starting from scratch with a new bill to regulate peer-to-peer ridesharing, ride service hailing such as Uber, is the most likely scenario after almost six months of discussion in the Legislative Assembly. There is no political viability for the proposal presented by the government in...

Uber Drivers Protest In Front of Government House To Request Regulation

Around 600 Uber drivers and drivers of other transport apps protested outside Casa Presidencial (Government House) on Tuesday, demanding the government for a law that regulates the 'irregular' transport. The drivers also demand the fines levied against some of them be suspended while the government...

Could Users of Uber Be Penalized?

The demand and use of Uber in Costa Rica is on the increase. And so is the pressure by the current administration to put Uber to rest, by attacking the driver app company at its drivers. Deeming the service illegal, the administration of Luis Guillermo...

Banco Nacional To Cancel Accounts Of Uber Drivers

The Diaro Extra, the self-billed "most sold newspaper in the country" reports that the Banco Nacional (BN) will close the accounts of Uber drivers, the State bank deeming the activity "not acceptable". The publications posted a partial letter, dated November 23, 2017, submitted by an...

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...

9-1-1 Makes Call For People To Use It For Emergencies And Not To Report Uber Drivers

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Calling 9-1-1 to report Uber drivers has forced the Emergency System to make call to the general public to not tie up the lines for an emergency. "Attention to emergency calls is provided under interagency protocols for each type of...

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)...


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