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The OMNi invasion: How a fleet of bicycles aims to modernize Costa Rica’s public transportation infrastructure

OMNi’s purpose is about more than enhancing Costa Rica’s public-transportation infrastructure with electric, pedal-assisted bicycles.

Costa Rica to purchase eight new trains from Chinese company

The Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) announced that it will buy eight new trains from CRRC Quingdao Sifang Co. Ltd, a Chinese company dedicated to researching, developing and manufacturing railway locomotives and rolling stock products.

Various INCOFER routes suspended after two trains collide head on

This was the third collision between INCOFER trains in the past 18 months.

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

A proposed amendment to the Traffic Law also calls for fines for motorists who obstruct or damage a railroad or its signals.

Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike

A strike staged by train drivers on Tuesday left some 16,000 people struggling to get to work and school.

Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday

Nearly one year after Uber started up in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service has some 7,000 drivers and 225,000 registered users.

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

Fear not, intrepid pedestrian, now there’s a way for you to let that inconsiderate motorist know how you feel about their parking job that doesn’t involve cussing.

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

President Luis Guillermo Solís is asking the legislature to let him hire more than 1,000 new traffic officers, among other measures the government is pursuing in hopes of alleviating traffic.

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

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 help the country reduce carbon emissions and ease pressure on the country’s desperately choked roadways.

Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing app Uber in Costa Rica.
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