Taxi operator getting the boot at Juan Santamaría airport

The nation’s regulatory agency has pulled the concession from the company that operates those orange airport taxis.

The action is the culmination of a case that began in 2009 when the Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos acted because the firm did not use taxi meters. 

The agency said that the action against the firm, Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría S.A., will become effective in three months. 

The Ministerio de Obras Públicos y Transportes now has the responsibility to make sure that taxi service continues at Juan Santamaría airport. There most likely will be another concession offering.

The taxis of Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría have been using meters for several years now. So it likely will bid on a subsequent concession.

The case took so long because the taxi firm carried its appeals to the Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo and then to the Sala Primera of the Corte Suprema de Justicia, the civil branch.

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