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

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…

VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

Rebecca Males - September 23, 2016

Roads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Train service in Costa Rica resumes Wednesday following strike
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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…