Taxi drivers end protests after government promises no new permits
Taxi drivers protesting in various parts of the country Monday reached an agreement with the government to end demonstrations that tied up traffic for hours.
Taxis drivers asked government officials not to grant new special permits allowing minibuses, buses and porteadores, or informal chauffeurs, to legally operate, saying it would hurt the formal taxi sector.
In a meeting that took more than an hour, government negotiators agreed not to issue new permits to the informal taxi sector and to review applications for permits already issued.
Officials also agreed to expedite the process for issuing taxi license plates.
You may be interested
A washing machine ocean and a city of sin at the Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro 2018 in JacóManuel Martínez - October 14, 2018
One of the things I like most about surfing is the constant change. You’ll be surfing the best waves of…
A look back at our 5 questions for Costa Rican photographer Ivannia AlvaradoElizabeth Lang - October 14, 2018
Our Weekend Arts Spotlight feature has profiled a lot of artists and gone through several changes throughout the years. One…
Heavy rains hit Costa Rica: two dead, one missing; another tropical wave expected to hit tomorrow, red alerts issuedAlexander Villegas - October 13, 2018
Two people died and one is missing after a tropical wave and heavy rains swept through Costa Rica late this…