Welcome Competition Unleashed by Uber

The mere announcement of the arrival in Costa Rica of the private transport network has already generated projects that result in benefits for consumers.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

EDITORIAL

Competition is always good, and its actual existence in any market produces better use of available resources, bringing benefits for society in terms of better products and services and reducing costs.

Nothing is more harmful to the development of drowsy markets, often favored by governments who yield to the demands of maintaining the status quo of those who, for one reason or another, dominate them.

The arrival of Uber in Costa Rica has caused - or at least pressured- the emergence of mobile applications that facilitate access to transport for its inhabitants.

Articles in Elfinancierocr.com outline that:
"...a Users now have over another mobile application to request a taxi. It is called Taxible, a platform that began operating on Tuesday in Costa Rica. "
"...a Easy Taxi: The platform began operations in Costa Rica two years ago and currently has a fleet of two thousand members and more than 35,000 downloads. "
- the "... National Forum on Taxis are negotiating the creation of a national platform to request transport services."

Costa Rican consumers are rejoicing ...

See: What application do you prefer?¿Uber, Taxible, Easy Taxi or a national one?
See: 'Taxible' Application began operations on Tuesday in Costa Rica



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EDITORIAL

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