Another Uber driver attacked

According to an Uber driver named Erick, his car was surrounded by other taxi drivers Wednesday night  in the Los Caribeños area of San José. Words were exchanged and then a huge rock went flying through the Uber driver’s windshield. The taxi driver who threw the rock was arrested and made to appear before the Flagrance Court to make restitution to the Uber driver. Prensa Libre

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Pineapple company to repair damage

Compañía Agropecuaria Las Brisas has reached an agreement to revegetate an area the company damaged.  The agreement is with the communities of Las Brisas and Las Milpas de Upala (Alajuela province). The pineapple company will plant 2,300 native trees and repair a channel in a ravine where water was diverted. La Nación

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Bridge lane on Ruta 32 to close

This weekend the National Highway Council (Conavi) and engineers from the China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) will close a lane of the bridge over the Toro Amarillo River located on Ruta 32. The closure is necessary so engineers can inspect the bridge as part of an ongoing road expansion project leading to Limón. Drivers are encouraged to drive with caution during the inspection. La Nación

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And yet another bridge is crumbling

The San Isidro Bridge, located on the Peñas Blancas River in San Ramón is in such dire straits that officials have ordered the bridge closed to motorists until Sunday so emergency repairs can be made. Several metal floor grills of the bridge that vehicles travel over have fallen off. The bridge is on Ruta 702. Officials are asking motorists to find an alternate route for a few days. Diario Extra

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Red taxis at it again

Wednesday afternoon, an audio broadcast on social networks claimed the state’s red taxi service would operate as a collective for the month of April along major bus routes in San José. The drivers in essence would charge a fee other than what the state requires. However, Gilbert Ureña, a spokesman for the National Taxi Drivers’ Forum, said there is nothing to this audio report. CR Hoy

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Drivers contest fines – sometime for years

In the dog ate my homework tradition, Costa Rica drivers are pretty good at finding excuses for not paying their traffic fines. There have been 148,00 challenges since 2011. The reasons for the appeals range from fainting while driving to mechanical problems beyond the driver’s control. Currently there are 48,000 contested tickets. La Nación     

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