The Minister of the Presidency and the Minister of Transport are negotiating the Government’s potential involvement in regulating Uber, Didi, and related services in Costa Rica.
Their plan is completely opposite to the text that the Committee on Economic Affairs accepted. The ministers want to declare the platforms as public transport services, while the committee argues they are not public transport services rather a technology to access transportation.
The Ministers also returned to the idea of limiting the number of drivers for such services with the use of permits. Another idea entirely is to legalize the existence of the platforms but as private transportation services and without limiting the number of permits.
A quick resolution is not likely, although all involved hope to have dialogue lead to legislative solutions soon in order to benefit the people and legalize the use of platforms like Uber.