Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport
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Business pulse
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‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport

Elizabeth Lang - February 6, 2017

Travelling through Costa Rica in bus is always an experience. First you've got to figure out the bus stop location, and wonder when and if your bus…

Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José
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Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José

L. Arias - October 20, 2016

Commuters, beware: taxi drivers plan to stage another demonstration against ride-hailing service Uber. Their procession will begin at La Sabana Park and end at the Supreme Court. Taxi drivers…

Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital
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Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital

L. Arias - October 11, 2016

The Municipality of San José is moving forward with the feasibility studies required to open a streetcar system for the capital, designed to ease traffic and make it…

VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

Rebecca Males - September 23, 2016

Roads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike
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Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike

L. Arias - August 17, 2016

Trains are expected to run normally around Costa Rica's greater metropolitan area on Wednesday after a strike staged by train drivers on Tuesday left some 16,000 people struggling to…

Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica
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Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

UPDATE 1:20 p.m. Around noon, the leader of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, Gilberth Ureña, said the group ended the protest after reaching an agreement with the…

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…