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Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain
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Rejected takeoff? Future of Orotina airport remains uncertain

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 16, 2019

When the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) announced a multi-million dollar investment to improve Costa Rica's airports, one location was notably absent. MOPT will dedicate more…

More than 350 road accident deaths this year, MOPT says
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Costa Rica
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More than 350 road accident deaths this year, MOPT says

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 7, 2019

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) says traffic police will intensify their efforts in November and December to reduce the amount of fatal road accidents in…

MOPT installing anti-suicide barriers over Saprissa bridge
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Costa Rica
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MOPT installing anti-suicide barriers over Saprissa bridge

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2019

Costa Rica's Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is installing barriers on the Virilla River bridge near Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in Tibás in order to reduce the…

Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hundreds of GAM traffic lights now run on solar power

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 11, 2019

Hundreds of traffic lights in Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) now run on clean energy. A press release from Casa Presidencial says that 80 of 132…

Puerto Viejo Costa Rica: Speeding Killing Animals & Reshaping Mobility
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Puerto Viejo Costa Rica: Speeding Killing Animals & Reshaping Mobility

Duncan Anderson - January 24, 2019

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — Upgrades to Route 256 in Limón, the main road stretching 20 kilometers through several South-Caribbean tourist towns, has raised far-reaching questions about the benefits…

Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?
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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

This article was originally published on Dec. 22, 2014. I wrote last time about the luxuries of a Costa Rican Christmas, but I recently realized that my…

Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours
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Public infrastructure
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Costa Rica installed railroad crossings; one damaged within hours

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 20, 2018

Driving in Costa Rica can be notoriously difficult. Motorcyclists weave in and out of lanes, people pass with reckless abandon on hills and curves, and blocking traffic…

Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019
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Opening of Moín container terminal postponed to 2019

L. Arias - July 6, 2017

The container terminal in the Caribbean port of Moín will open in February 2019, 13 months later than originally agreed, Dutch concessionaire APM Terminals confirmed Wednesday. General…

Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - June 30, 2017

Thousands of Costa Rican students begin their mid-year break this weekend, and for that reason the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) and the Traffic Police will…

MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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Costa Rica
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…