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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…

New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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New project uses rivers to create a walkable, bikeable San José

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2016

An ambitious new project presented this week, "Rutas Naturbanas," aims to turn San José's neglected waterways into a major asset in the quest for urban renewal. The project…

Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Waze now gives Costa Rica drivers advice on skirting vehicle restrictions

Zach Dyer - January 13, 2016

The popular navigation app Waze released a new option buried in its latest update that claims to help drivers avoid vehicle restrictions in congested San José. [caption…

Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s Solís vows to stand firm as public services unions threaten ‘indefinite’ strike

The Tico Times - October 25, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMLbLnJGl0&feature=youtu.be If you're driving in Costa Rica's capital Monday morning, there's a good chance you'll need a little patience. Several public services unions united in a group called Patria Justa –…

Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

L. Arias - September 25, 2015

Stop lights in downtown San José are about to get a "green" upgrade. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said Thursday that it had awarded a $1 million contract to…

Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents

Zach Dyer - August 13, 2015

It’s a common sight on Costa Rican roads: traffic snarled for blocks as two cars sit obstructing traffic, waiting for a traffic cop to appear and give…

Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica to reach population of 5 million by 2018

Zach Dyer - July 11, 2015

Costa Rica is poised to reach its next big population milestone in just a few years. Costa Rica will reach a population of 5 million by 2018, according…

Delays expected next week in Belén during meeting of Latin American presidents
CELAC
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CELAC
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Delays expected next week in Belén during meeting of Latin American presidents

Zach Dyer - January 22, 2015

Residents and workers in Belén, take note. Next week, leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean will converge on the Centro de Eventos Pedregal for the…

Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity

Joe Baur - January 4, 2015

Josefinos and the rest of the Central Valley’s commuters lament the morning and evening standstill traffic. Cars are suddenly turned into turtles, inching forward slowly but surely.…

Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates
Business
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Business
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Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday…

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