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Santo Domingo.- The Transit Reform Office (Opret) is ready to continue the Santo Domingo Metro’s 2nd line when the Government announces it, Deputy director Leonel Carrasco revealed yesterday.

He said the Opret has been grouping the machines that will be used to extend the Metro towards Santo Domingo East, to be ready when the Government decides to continue the work.

Carrasco said the second line can continue with a budget allocation for the Metro, which he affirms sells around 200,000 fares daily on both lines.

Last year the Opret announced it would discontinue the second line after RD$2.8 billion were cut from this year’s budget.

Sectors including Santo Domingo East residents have firmly demanded the conclusion of the 2nd line and urge the Government to find the funds needed he extend it.

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Written by: Radar, 16 Jan 2014 9:08 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Fantastic! I wonder where the $$$$ came from?
Written by: Radar, 16 Jan 2014 9:14 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Glad to read this very important and useful form of transport has been restarted. When I lived in SDE, it took longer to get to la 17 station than the subway ride to el malecon..
Easy, comfortable, safe, and cheap transportation is key to progress. This is great for our nation.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 16 Jan 2014 9:49 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

"Glad to read this very important and useful form of transport has been restarted."

Where does it say RESTARTED?

Written by: Radar, 16 Jan 2014 10:36 AM
From: United States, Aspen Hill, Maryland.

Well, it says the OPRET is waiting for the gov. to give the go-ahead. I guess that means it will begin to set up with the continuation of the line into SDE.
Hopefully, it will extend it to Mega Centro where I and thousand others can ride in comfort instead of dealing with conchos and dilapidated buses.

Written by: JHCL2016, 16 Jan 2014 10:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic, PA' LANTE: Danilo 2016 * Leonel con Visión 2020!

Don't worry, it about to be re-started. The money will come from Tricom and other companies sale tax...

What's really important is THAT WE NEED IT, specially mi birth place, Calle 18 (hoy Los Trobadores) Respaldo Las Palmas de Alma Rosa.

Everyone is singing and dancing at MegaCentro...

Written by: Atabey, 16 Jan 2014 1:11 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

What joseanus not dancing?


Written by: rokete This user is banned, 16 Jan 2014 7:58 PM

!!!!!!!!! En Hora Buena !!!!!!!!

Empujando para el frente !!!

5 more metro lines for Santo Domingo,

4 for Santiago.

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