Q COSTA RICA – In the face of the traffic chaos gripping the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose, the idea of a ‘metro’ (subway) has being discussed again.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos (CFIA) – College of Engineers and Architects – presented a proposal for a subway network, that would initially start with three lines.
The proposal was submitted to the Ministerio of Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) for evaluation.
The total cost of the project to build a metro system of about 30 kilometres, would be US$5.4 billion dollars, according to CFIA president Abel Castro.
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However, the cost estimate may be totally out of whack. Olman Vargas, executive director of the CFIA, explained that the cost estimate is