Two new Intersectoral bus routes to begin operating in coming months

January 14, 2014

A study supporting the opening of two new bus routes connecting locations in the outskirts of San José will be ready in two weeks, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported last week.

The two “Intersectoral” routes, expected to be fully operational by May, would run between Escazú, Alajuelita and San Sebastián, and Hatillo and Guadalupe, MOPT said.

The first three Intersectoral routes began operating last October in an effort to ease traffic chaos triggered by the collapse of a stretch of road in the Hatillo-Pavas sector of the Circunvalación, a belt route around the capital.

Some 12,000 passengers use those bus routes daily between La Uruca and Escazú, Desamparados and Moravia, and La Uruca and Guadalupe.

The forthcoming study will include the projected number of passengers expected to use the new services, the number of daily trips and the final map of the routes.

MOPT has yet to announce an exact date for the start of new services, but it likely will happen before the current administration leaves office on May 8.

Intersectoral bus routes run from 5 a.m.-7 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes. The fare is a temporary six-month cost of ₡350 ($0.70) one-way, and bus owners already are planning to file a request for a hike, as soon as the trial period ends.

Bus stops are located every four or five blocks, and trips take some 50 minutes each way.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone
Tico Times Deep Dive
394 views
Tico Times Deep Dive
394 views

Announcing The Tico Times’ next Deep Dive: Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Katherine Stanley - February 22, 2019

In late 2018, The Tico Times began something new: taking our entire editorial team on week-long visits to Costa Rican…

At Costa Rica’s request, Guaidó-appointed ambassador temporarily leaves embassy
Foreign Policy
448 views
Foreign Policy
448 views

At Costa Rica’s request, Guaidó-appointed ambassador temporarily leaves embassy

AFP and The Tico Times - February 22, 2019

María Faría, appointed ambassador to Costa Rica by Juan Guaidó, Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president, left the embassy Thursday at the…

Herediano beats MLS champs Atlanta United, 3-1
Costa Rica
418 views
Costa Rica
418 views

Herediano beats MLS champs Atlanta United, 3-1

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2019

Club Sport Herediano has a foot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals after defeating Atlanta United F.C., 3-1, on Thursday…