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 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…

Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber
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Taxis protest as lawmakers present bill that could legalize Uber

Zach Dyer - April 14, 2016

Hundreds of taxis blocked Second Avenue and the streets surrounding the National Assembly in San José Thursday morning to protest a bill that could legalize Uber in…

Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns 
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Uber Costa Rica pulls out of job fair over security concerns 

Zach Dyer - March 18, 2016

Uber Costa Rica announced Friday that it would not participate in the final day of the Expoempleo job fair in San José after confrontations with taxi drivers…

New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica
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New bill would OK ride-sharing services beyond Uber in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - March 2, 2016

Lawmaker Franklin Corella will present a bill by the end of the month that would regulate ride-sharing services — both for profit and not — that he…

Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica
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Uber supporters say court case could legalize ride-hailing service in Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - February 20, 2016

Costa Rica’s highest court agreed to hear a constitutional complaint this week that advocates of the ride-hailing service Uber believe could legalize it and similar services in Costa…

Uber gets $200 million for international expansion
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Uber gets $200 million for international expansion

Zach Dyer of The Tico Times and AFP - February 15, 2016

The ride-hailing app Uber got a $200 million boost from investors Friday to help its push into emerging markets. The latest round comes from Luxembourg-based investment group…

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