The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica
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The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

With so many visitors in Costa Rica during this high tourism season, The Tico Times decided it was time to compile the ultimate (though relatively simple and…

Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica
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Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - February 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s highest court agreed to hear a constitutional complaint this week that advocates of the ride-hailing service Uber believe could legalize it and similar services in Costa…

Uber gets $200 million for international expansion
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Uber gets $200 million for international expansion

Zach Dyer of The Tico Times and AFP - February 15, 2016

The ride-hailing app Uber got a $200 million boost from investors Friday to help its push into emerging markets. The latest round comes from Luxembourg-based investment group…

Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber
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Taxi driver chains herself in front of Costa Rica president’s house to protest Uber

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2016

Wrapped in a Costa Rican flag, taxi driver Virginia Moreira chained herself to a tree outside President Luis Guillermo Solís’ home in the Escalante neighborhood of San…

Uber vs. taxis, round 2: Technology, business models and incentives for service
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Uber vs. taxis, round 2: Technology, business models and incentives for service

Randall Trejos - February 9, 2016

Here's a business idea: What if we created an app for taxis just like Uber and sold it to the taxi cooperatives? That was the text I…

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides
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Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

Zach Dyer - February 1, 2016

After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the…

Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic
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Uber launches van service in Costa Rica, eyeing tourist traffic

Zach Dyer - January 8, 2016

Four months after its launch in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service Uber announced a van service tailored for the country's lucrative tourism industry. UberVAN went live on Thursday. The…

Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica
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Uber rolls out surge pricing in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - November 27, 2015

It was too good to last. Uber’s "surge pricing" — a multiplier added to the fare depending on demand for rides — started in Costa Rica on Thursday,…

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…

‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers
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‘Uber get out,’ say protesting Uruguay taxi drivers

AFP - November 13, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Taxi drivers blocked a central street in Montevideo on Friday to prevent ride-sharing service Uber from training new drivers as it seeks to roll out…