Tuesday 21 September 2021

Uber is illegal Says Government, but It will not shut it down

Paying the bills


Covid Entry Requirements to Panama

RICO's DIGEST - "I heard" is a term often...

107 people died from covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last three days

QCOSTARICA - In the last three days, 107 people...

Mu variant of coronavirus: what we know about this mutation present in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - All viruses change over time. SARS-CoV-2 has...

Constitutional Court confirms constitutionality of mandatory vaccination

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Constitutional Court or Sala IV...

Costa Rica worsens its international image as a place to do business

QCOSTARICA - Our country, Costa Rica, worsens in how...

Bukele calls himself ‘The coolest dictator in the worldwide world ’ in his Twitter biography

Q24N - The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele,...

U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

(Reuters) - The United States will reopen in November...
Paying the bills


After 45 days the government said it needed to pronounce on the Uber issue, it has reiterated the position that Uber and other similar transport are illegal, but it will not disconnect the platform, recognizing the challenge imposed by technological advances to the Government.

In the forground, Rodolfo Méndez Mata, ministro de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), with German Marin, director of the Policia de Transito (traffic police) in the background.

For this reason, it undertook to review and modernize the existing legal framework for paid transport.

- Advertisement -

“Transportation services in all its forms are a source of employment and mean a socioeconomic solution for thousands of families. Aware of the fact that new technologies pose challenges for governments, we are looking for an integral solution to solve the situation of taxi drivers in a modern and innovative way for the benefit of users,” said Rodolfo Méndez Mata.

In Costa Rica, now with three years (on August 21) of operating in the country, Uber has 22,000 drivers and 738,000 users, and a source of direct employment for 550 people.

Uber reacted on Wednesday by reiterating its position to maintain an open dialogue with the Government.

“In three years of operations we have shown that the coexistence of different mobility schemes in the country is possible. Various voices from the Legislative Assembly, users, partners and civil society, in general, recognize that the time has come to implement a flexible, innovative and differentiated regulation as already exist in more than 132 jurisdictions worldwide,” said Andrés Echandi, general manager of Uber for Central America.

Though Uber has expressed its willingness to negotiate the regulation of its services with the Government, Echandi said weeks ago to that the platform cannot be regulated like the taxis.

This is because the transport service provided by Uber is a private contract between two people, at Echandi’s discretion.

- Advertisement -

Source (in Spanish): El Financiero

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

MOPT eliminates driver re-education for points accumulated in license for violating vehicle restriction

QCOSTARICA - Drivers who were sanctioned for violating the health vehicle...

Half of tax collected in marchamos and fuels would not reach roads

QCOSTARICA - It is reasonable to believe the major part, if...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.