UCR Introduces Ride Program Similar To Uber. But Different.

By Rico


UCR carpooling program, though similar to the Uber app, comes with differences.

QCOSTARICA – Will the Ministry of Transport (MOPT) also go after Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) for implementing an Uber style application for students, staff and professors?

Probably not.

Called “Plan Piloto de Carro Compartido UCR” (Carpool UCR), the plan that will soon begin testing, before going into full use, allows a number of people who do not know each to ride to and from the university campus in San Pedro in the same vehicle.

By way of an app (mobile application) students, staff and professors can come together to share travel to and from campus; compare schedules and routes, indicate if a round trip or one-way; and even calculate the carbon emissions of the trip.

The web platform was developed by students of the Ingeniería Civil  (Civil Engineering) with the support of the Oficina de Servicios General (OSG) – General Services office of the university.

The program, for now, applies only to the San Pedro main campus. For more info on the service click here.

The UCR conducted a study to determine the interest of the university community in the program. The results show that of 1,542 respondents 85.2% are willing … continue reading