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Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations
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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…

Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

The Legislative Assembly approved a bill to amend Costa Rica’s Traffic Law, mostly to include new fines, in a second and final round of debate yesterday. One of…

Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees

L. Arias - April 12, 2017

Toll stations at four of the main highways connecting San José with other provinces will stop collecting tolls at noon on Thursday and will resume at 6 a.m.…

Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month
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Costa Rica
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Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Fines for traffic violations will drop by an average of 0.88 percent starting in January, thanks to a decrease in the inter-annual inflation recorded this year, the…

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…

Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica
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Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

UPDATE 1:20 p.m. Around noon, the leader of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, Gilberth Ureña, said the group ended the protest after reaching an agreement with the…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

Motorists will be able to drive freely throughout San José during Easter Holy Week as Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials agreed to suspend vehicle restrictions that prohibit drivers from entering…

Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center
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Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center

The Tico Times - January 26, 2016

Normally the central government would trumpet news of 300 new jobs in Costa Rica. Not so when Uber announced Tuesday morning that it plans to open a…

Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1
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Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1

L. Arias - December 23, 2015

Violations to Costa Rica’s Traffic Law will cost motorists an average of 1 percent more starting next month, after Costa Rica's judicial branch approved increases of up to ₡3,126 ($5.75)…

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