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16-year-old girl convicted of participating in homicide of Uber driver

(QCOSTARICA) A 16-year-old girl was sentenced to 13 years in prison for participating in the murder of an Uber driver and in the robbery of a home, both events occurring in October 2019 in Pérez Zeledón. The sentence of the girl, whose identity was not...

Government yields to pressure from taxi drivers

Threatened by a strike by taxi drivers, the government of Carlos Alvarado gives in to the pressure and puts plans for legalize Uber and Didi in limbo.

Uber Costa Rica: users and drivers will be able to cancel trips if no mask

(Q COSTA RICA) Starting Thursday, Uber drivers and their passengers will be required to wear masks before the ride can begin. The user can cancel the service, without a cancellation fee. Drivers who don’t feel safe or whose customers are not wearing masks are encouraged...

Uber Costa Rica workers will be affected by the company’s 14% global layoff

(QCOSTARICA) Uber said Wednesday it will lay off 14% of its 26,900 employees to its customer support and recruiting teams. The announcement was made in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Uber has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Uber’s as...

Uber incorporated security code for each trip

Uber announced the incorporation of a security code for each trip; Another step to safeguard the safety of its driver and passengers Users can now activate the function to verify their trip with a PIN code in the "Configuration" tab. In doing so, they will...

Meet the Tico Competitors To Uber, inDriver and DiDi

Everyone knows Uber, Didi, and inDriver. They are the mobile applications for the transport of people most popular among Costa Ricans. But dd you know that in Costa Rica there way more app options to get around town? While the top three are international (U.S.,...

Taxistas abandon traditional service and join Beego platform

If you can't beat them, join them. That is the decision of some 380 taxi drivers "taxistas" in Heredia, signing an agreement with Beego and the use of their app. Cesar Blanco, Beego general manager, called it a "success", given that the taxi drivers agreed...

Buses The Most Used Public Transport Service in Costa Rica

What are the means of public transport used most in Costa Rica? According to a recent study by the Institute for Social Studies in Population (IDESPO) - Institute of Social Studies in Population, of the National University, the majority of the population uses buses. According...

Uber’s Success: The Real Story

Since it went public last May, much of the investor debate surrounding Uber has understandably revolved around how quickly the company can pare its still-massive losses. Less attention has been given, however, to Uber's ride-hailing share losses in the U.S. and Latin America, where Lyft...

Uber to leave Colombia after regulatory crackdown

In the midst of a difficult legal battle and after six years in the country, Uber announced Friday that it will stop providing its mobility services in Colombia indefinitely. In its latest regulatory blow, Uber will end operations in Colombia on January 31, confirmed...

Colombia orders Uber to cease operation after unfair competition lawsuit

Colombia on Friday ordered Uber to cease its ride-hailing operations in the Andean country, effective immediately, after a judge ruled the company violated competition rules. Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019 Following a lawsuit filed against Uber by COTECH...

Transport apps are winning the battle

The apps, such as Uber, DiDi and inDriver are winning the battle to mobilize Costa Ricans, not only in the Central Valley but now also in tourist areas such as beach areas and mountain resorts. This regardless of the frustration of the taxi sector, which...

Arrival of DiDi Presses State To Regulate Transport Apps

Neither the 4 years that Uber has been operating in Costa Rica, nor its more than 22,000 drivers, nor a clientele that is around 783,000 was enough for the government and legislators to issue a regulation on transport apps. During the Solís Rivera administration (2014-2018),...

Starting This Week DiDi Challenges Uber In Costa Rica

UPDATE (10:20am). DIDI will start operations in Costa Rica on Tuesday (Nov. 19). Starting this week, Uber in Costa Rica will have a challenger. DiDi, the transportation app of Chinese origin, starts operating this week with some 5,000 driving partners serving the metropolitan areas of...

Uber drivers now know their destination before accepting trip

Uber drivers in San José, Liberia, and San Carlos will now know the passenger's destination before agreeing to take the trip. The change, the company says, seeks to reduce cancellations due to uncertainty of the destination and improve the security of both the user and...

Uber pulls $40 million Colombia investment

(Reuters) – Ride-hailing mobile application Uber said on Thursday it will not be basing a $40 million support and safety center in Colombia after all, because of a lack of regulatory stability in the Andean country. Ride-hailing apps have drawn the ire of authorities in...

Only In Costa Rica … For Now

Costa Rica is the first country for Uber's launch of its carbon footprint reduction product now available to its customers. UberEco is an ecological modality that will help reduce the carbon footprint, as part of the profits will be invested in the Orosí wind project,...

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...

This is the new law plan to regulate Uber in Costa Rica

Legislators of the Legislative Committee on Economic Affairs made public on Wednesday an alternative text to the Government's plan to regulate technological transport platforms such as Uber. The text, among other objectives, aims to put the user as the most important figure to benefit from...

“New Plan” To Regulate Digital Transport Like Uber

Legislators of the Comisión de Asuntos Económicos (Committee on Economic Affairs) are working on a new bill to regulate transport platform complies, such as Uber, which could be known today Wednesday. As we know at the moment, the greatest consensus among legislators consulted is to...

Uber announces change, you will be charged if you make driver wait!

On Wednesday, September 4, Uber announced it will charge users to wait for drivers, the charge starting 2 minutes after the driver has reached the pickup point.   Originally the email sent to users said 5 minutes, but the company quickly corrected it two minutes in...

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...

Clash Between Taxi Drivers Who Want To Work And Those Not

During Tuesday's protest by the "official" or "red" taxi drivers, a clash broke out between those drivers protesting against Uber in the country and those who just wanted to work their day.  

Women taxi drivers chained themselves to Casa Presidencial gate

A group of at least 5 female taxi drivers chained themselves against the gates of Casa Presidencial (Government House) from the early hours of Tuesday morning, with the aim of President Carlos Alvarado attending to their complaints. The women, some with some 30 years of...

Taxi Drivers At It Again With Blockades This Tuesday

Dozens of taxi drivers were at again this Tuesday morning, blocking passage in various areas of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, in particular, sections of the Circunvalación, including Zapote, near Casa Presidencial. The reason? The same old story, they are not happy about the...

Uber Advises Users In Costa Rica To “Verify Your Trip”

As of last week (July 24), Uber users began receiving notification within the app, reminding them that before getting into a vehicle, to verify that the car and 'partner' (driver) data match the information provided by the application. The measure is part of "Verify your...

Etched In Stone

The fight of the Taxi drivers against Uber is etched in stone. Period.

Taxi Drivers Give Legislators Ultimatum On Uber

The taxi formal drivers (red taxis) gave the Legislative Assembly an ultimatum on the reform of the system of paid transport of people and regulation of the companies of technological platforms of transport, such as Uber. The group of transporters met Tuesday afternoon with the...

The VAT and UBER

Rico's TICO BULL - "We remain committed to the country," reads the headline of the email Uber sent its customers on Monday, July 1, with the start of the Value Added Tax (VAT) or Impuesto de Valor Agregado (IVA) in Spanish. "At Uber, we consider...

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...

The ‘Netflix Tax’ Will NOT Start On July 1; Amazon To Be Excluded From The VAT

Services such as Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix, among others,  will continue without the 13% Value Added Tax (VAT), according to a report by La Republica, at least while the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) defines the list of companies to which the tax...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

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