Deputies are still quite divided on the issues related to regulating companies like Uber in Costa Rica. The Economic Affairs Committee prepares a text excluding the Government’s proposal to collect signatures to compensate taxi drivers.
Many legislators also want the text to exclude the part about Uber and other similar platforms having to pay ₡8,299 million to register its operation. The Comptroller General and the Attorney General also oppose this fee.
Another issue under discussion is how to make it easier to get a red taxi concession so that these traditional taxis can have more opportuni
ty to compete, in terms of accessibility and rates, with digital platforms.
Deputies also disagree on the issue of whether or not to charge Uber a fee to be used to better public transportation. With a couple of parties strictly against this, alternatives are being sought to make the regulation more viable.