Vehicle inspection firm’s rate request rejected

The company that does vehicle inspections, RITEVE SyC, has been rebuffed again this year in its efforts to obtain a rate hike.

The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos said that no increase in rates will be approved because there is no approved system for calculating the fee. The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes was supposed to have developed a methodology for fixing the rate years ago.

The company charges 9,900 colons for an inspection of a passenger vehicle. It wanted 30,000 colons or about $57 with similar raises for other categories of vehicles. The rate request was mostly posturing for the Spanish firm because it has been rejected for the same reason in the past.

The firm and the government have been involved in a long legal battle over the rates.

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