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Bus drivers protest to demand support through crisis in Costa Rica
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Bus drivers protest to demand support through crisis in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - July 29, 2020

Hundreds of buses crowded the streets of the Costa Rican capital on Tuesday in a protest to demand support from the government in the face of the…

Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica presents its plan for GAM electric passenger train

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 5, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency and the Costa Rican Railroad Institute (INCOFER) on Monday provided further details about an ambitious electric train network meant to revolutionize transport in…

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

Nate Doughty - February 4, 2020

Spread throughout San José streets, avenues and pedestrian paths, hundreds of yellow-wheeled and white-framed bicycles have invaded Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area. With 700 bikes available for…

Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day Costa Rica 2017
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Events
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Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day Costa Rica 2017

The Tico Times - September 21, 2017

It's here: World Car Free Day, an excuse to leave your car at home and give San José's choked streets (not to mention its air) a little…

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

Marco Sibaja / AFP - May 11, 2017

Costa Rica is close to launching its first hydrogen-fueled bus, a prototype that could usher in a new, clean transportation system that reduces the import of hydrocarbons.…

San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July

L. Arias - March 20, 2017

Crews from the Municipality of San José began work Monday on a new stretch of the capital’s bike path. The route will connect San Pedro, just east of the city…

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

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, dismissed a complaint challenging the constitutionality of Law #8955, which regulates the operation of taxis in Costa Rica.…

Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Lawmaker proposes suspending permits of motorists who crash into trains

L. Arias - February 14, 2017

Legislator Rafael Ortiz Fábrega submitted a draft bill aimed at sanctioning motorists who damage trains with the suspension of their drivers' licenses for a full year. The Christian Social Unity Party lawmaker proposed…

‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport
Business pulse
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Business pulse
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‘Chepex’ project seeks to provide new payment technology for public transport

The Tico Times - February 6, 2017

Travelling through Costa Rica in bus is always an experience. First you've got to figure out the bus stop location, and wonder when and if your bus…

Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José
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Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José

L. Arias - October 20, 2016

Commuters, beware: taxi drivers plan to stage another demonstration against ride-hailing service Uber. Their procession will begin at La Sabana Park and end at the Supreme Court. Taxi drivers…