Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday
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Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

Taxi drivers across the country will stage a national protest next Tuesday, Aug. 9 against what they said is a lack of action from the government to stop the ride-hailing service…

Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 
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Don’t like how someone parked? Give ‘em a ticket 

Zach Dyer - July 13, 2016

The sidewalks in San José are so tight it can be hard for two people to walk down them shoulder-to-shoulder, especially when there’s a car parked on…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system
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Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

Jill Replogle - June 8, 2016

Costa Rica’s publicly-owned rail company has been given the green light to contract with private companies to create an electric rail system that the government hopes will…

Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber
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Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

L. Arias - May 25, 2016

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers (UTC) will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing service app Uber in Costa Rica. Union leaders are calling on…

Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects
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Public Works minister defends government’s progress on infrastructure projects

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Segnini Villalobos defended the government's progress on major infrastructure projects Thursday. Segnini took the hot seat before the Legislative Committee on…

Taxi fares in Costa Rica to drop again
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Taxi fares in Costa Rica to drop again

L. Arias - November 19, 2015

Taxi fares in Costa Rica are set to drop again, despite opposition from cab drivers. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) approved decreases in fares ranging from 3 to 20…

New ferry to connect Costa Rica-El Salvador starting in January
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New ferry to connect Costa Rica-El Salvador starting in January

L. Arias - October 21, 2015

A new cargo ferry will begin operating in January between Costa Rica and El Salvador, Transport Vice Minister Sebastián Urbina said this week. The new transportation service’s main…

Regulatory Authority proposes reduction in taxi fares
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Regulatory Authority proposes reduction in taxi fares

L. Arias - September 16, 2015

Costa Rica's Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) filed a proposal Wednesday to lower taxi fares. It will be submitted for discussion at a public hearing in coming weeks.…

Gas prices, bus fares in Costa Rica could soon drop
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Gas prices, bus fares in Costa Rica could soon drop

L. Arias - August 17, 2015

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday started evaluating a request to lower gas prices that could benefit motorists starting in September. Costa Rica's National Oil Refinery (RECOPE)…