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Government interfering in Uber taxi services now?
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Government interfering in Uber taxi services now?

The Tico Times - August 12, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís seeks to enforce the Public Transport Law to prevent illegal taxi services by Uber. The Costa Rican government published 5 new articles of…

Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber
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Costa Rica’s regulatory agency will not block Uber

L. Arias - June 14, 2017

The ride-hailing app Uber will continue operating in Costa Rica, as both the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) and the Public Transportation Council (CTP) have ruled out blocking…

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.…

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…

Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash
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Uber Costa Rica to allow riders to pay in cash

Michael Krumholtz - September 23, 2016

Uber Costa Rica will soon allow its customers to pay for their rides in cash, the company announced in a Friday news release. Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, users can pay their…

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…

Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday
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Taxi drivers to stage nationwide protest against Uber on Tuesday

L. Arias - August 5, 2016

Taxi drivers across the country will stage a national protest next Tuesday, Aug. 9 against what they said is a lack of action from the government to stop the ride-hailing service…

Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber
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Taxi drivers to stage another demonstration against Uber

L. Arias - May 25, 2016

Members of the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers (UTC) will march Wednesday to demand that courts block the ride-hailing service app Uber in Costa Rica. Union leaders are calling on…

Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica
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Uber rival Cabify coming to Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - May 11, 2016

Cabify, a Spanish ride-hailing company, confirmed to The Tico Times that it will soon start offering service in Costa Rica, even though the government has already said…

Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy
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Uber Costa Rica drops fares 20 percent and some drivers aren’t happy

Zach Dyer - April 28, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced a 20 percent drop in its fares Tuesday evening effective immediately, and some of its drivers are not happy about it. Several chauffeurs…

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