More Banks to Offer QuickPass
Autopistas del Sol, the company that manages the San José-Caldera toll highway will soon sell QuickPass, an automated toll pass, at more banks. QuickPass will be on sale at BAC San José, Banco Nacional and LAFISE by the end of the month.
For nearly a year, private bank HSBC had a monopoly on the service, which allows drivers to pay tolls electronically with a chip placed on the windshield of a car. The service costs $30 for initial installation plus $1 per month. For those without an HSBC account, QuickPass also offers a prepaid option.
BAC San José will offer both the prepaid system and one that deducts toll amounts from customers’ bank debit accounts. LAFISE will make its service available only to existing clients.
Drivers making the 45-minute trip to the coast must pass through four tolls, costing from ₡280 to ₡430 ($0.55 to $0.85). The Atenas tollbooth is temporarily closed for maintenance while workers install a provisional bridge at Kilometer 47. The original bridge was damaged by recent mudslides.
You may be interested
Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean BushbyEllen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018
A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…
Costa Rica launches Pride Connection networkElizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018
As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…
Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past weekThe Tico Times - May 21, 2018
Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…