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Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signs the Green Transportation Incentives Law

Costa Rican President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, signed this Thursday the Law of Incentives for Green Transportation, which extends tax exemptions to electric cars in...
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New law seeks to incentivize biking in Costa Rica

The new regulations could have positive impacts on bicycle safety and help reduce carbon emissions in Costa Rica.

Protest, or normal San José traffic? Who can tell?

The tried-and-true protest technique, referred to as tortuguismo (as in tortuga, or turtle) is always a big hit with motorists.

Costa Rican, U.S. citizen die after small plane crash in Pavas

The light aircraft was heading from the capital to to the northwestern coastal town of Tamarindo when it apparently lost control and came down in a river ravine minutes after takeoff.

President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

The 17.5-kilometer stretch of Route 606 between Guacimal and Santa Elena, Monteverde is slated for completion in September 2018.

UPDATED: Costa Rica soon to unveil its first hydrogen-powered bus

In industrialized countries the technology is more advanced; the unique aspect of the Costa Rican process, however, is that the hydrogen is obtained by separating water molecules, which does not generate any pollutants.

Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees

A total of 743 Traffic Police officers are conducting surveillance operations at checkpoints along the roads to the most popular tourist destinations.

Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica

United Airlines cancelled four flights between Newark and San José, and one from New York to Liberia, Guanacaste.

Supreme Court ruling on taxi law could restart fines against Uber drivers

Justices highlighted that their ruling does not evaluate the constitutionality of Uber's operation in the country, but taxi drivers marched along the capital's streets in celebration.

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.

Air Canada passengers delayed for 32 hours in Costa Rica, including nine on runway

Nearly 300 Air Canada passengers have a nightmare flight before it even leaves the ground at Juan Santamaría.
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