Riding That Red Taxi Just Got More Expensive

October 10, 2008

Taxi fares go up today by 12 percent. The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) last week approved a 12 percent, ¢50 ($.09) raise requested by the National Federation of Taxi Cooperatives, bringing the cost of entering a “flota roja” (red fleet) taxi to ¢470 ($.85), up from 420. Each additional kilometer will now cost ¢430 ($.78).

Every six months taxi fares can be reevaluated to adjust for inflation, according to ARESEP. The last adjustment to taxi fares was in April, when prices rose 3 percent.

Two weeks ago, ARESEP rejected a 10 percent fare hike request by Taxis Unidos, the orange taxis that serve San José’s JuanSantamaríaInternationalAirport. Taxis Unidos has an exclusive contract to park at the airport’s exit, but ARESEP would not approve a fare hike because some of the taxis lack meters and charge customers fees determined in advance.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
81 views
Pic of the Day
81 views

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos…

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
Costa Rica
12 views
Costa Rica
12 views

Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for…

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat
Latin America
28 views
Latin America
28 views

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2019

Venezuela withdrew the diplomatic credential from the Costa Rican chargé d'affaires on Tuesday in retaliation for the country’s acceptance of…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!