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Municipality of San José revives streetcar project for the capital
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

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

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

Jill Replogle - June 8, 2016

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…

Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica seeks to boost electric, hybrid cars

L. Arias - February 19, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with an impressive 98 percent of its electricity generated from renewable sources. But the country is still highly dependent on fossil fuel consumption for transportation. Now the…

Everything we know (and don’t know) about Costa Rica’s future rapid transit system
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#cop21
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Everything we know (and don’t know) about Costa Rica’s future rapid transit system

Lindsay Fendt - December 8, 2015

In 2013, then-Environment Minister René Castro called transportation the “Achilles’ heel” of Costa Rica’s carbon-neutrality ambitions. In the last two years little has changed. Vehicles are still…

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

Marco Sibaja | AFP - November 19, 2015

CALDERA, Puntarenas – At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Churchill vendor "Mamiche" is catering to a line of customers in front of his beachside flavored…

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