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Public transportation in the Dominican Republic
Transcript of Public transportation in the Dominican Republic
Dispositos de control de transito
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Director: Brigadier General Juan Jeronimo Brown Perez, P. N.
¿What is a traffic sign?
Is sign erected at the side of or above roads to give instructions or provide information to road users.
The OPRET was born as a result of different factors:
Uncontolled grouth in demand for transport services as a result of disorganized development of the city.
A very poor quality of public transport service that is in the hands of syndicates
Waste of time, because of the waiting times and travel, environmental impact and pollution.
(Dirección General de Tránsito Terrestre)
- Set rates for public land transport services in urban, suburban and interurban routes that have been not asigned to the AMET.
- Acting against accidents and their legal repercussion.
Issue, suspend, renew and revoke licences to drive road vehicles.
Plan, coordinate and monitor programs of education and road safety.
Decree 448-97. It aims to create the Metropolitan Bus Service Office (OMSA), with the purpose of providing public transport to the city of Santo Domingo.
The Santo Domingo Metro project was developed by the OPRET, who will also responsible for its routine operation.
Santo Domingo has an underground and elevated rapid transit metro system. It is the most extensive metro in the Caribbean and Central American region by total length and number of stations.
Due to lack of planning and transport efficiency, emerged the motoconcho palliative. It is an informal ground service of transportation to home, unsure but necessary. Also, the motoconcho’s labor has been popular because of the lack of jobs.
The concho has been practicing in Dominican Republic since the early 80s.
OMSA / Metro / Motoconchos
The Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte (AMET) was established as an agency by the Decree 393-97, on September 10, 1997, to regulate all matter relating to the demands and supply of transportation in the city, to reduce their social, economic and ecological cost.
In terms of public transport is responsible for the planning, programming and control of the vehicular operation and circulation.
The Oficina Tecnica de Transporte Terrestre (OTTT) is an institution established by the Decree 489-87, on September 21, 1987, whose main function is to regulate the public transport of passengers in the DR (except the metropolitan area of Sto. Dgo. and Santiago), with the primary objective of offering users a safe, efficient and affordable service.
General director: Mr. Héctor Mojica
- Establish and provide urban and inter-urban routes.
- Organize registration of vehicles for the carriage of passengers.
- Set affordable fares.
The Fondo de Desarrollo del Transporte Terrestre (FONDET) was created with the goal of get the continuous improvment of transport services, throug the creation of a fund to contribute to solving the problems and needs in this sector, and at the same time to facilitate its modernization.
It was established throug the Decree 250-07, on May 4, 2007.
Mr. Cristobal Antonio Cardoza De Jesús
It was established by the Decree 477-05 on September 11, 2005.
Director: Engineer Diandino Adriano Peña Crique
The Oficina para el Reordenamiento del Transporte (OPRET) is the entity responsible of developing the institutional capacity of the Transport Sector, and design and build an integrated and rapid transport system, safe, modern and reliable, to improve the quality of life of users and visitors.
Santo Domingo is currently served by the bus service provided by the Oficina Metropolitana de Servicios de Autobuses (OMSA), which provides bus service along different avenues or corridors of the city.
The first line was planned to relieve traffic congestion in the Maximo Gomez and Hermanas Mirabal Avenue. The second line, is meant to relieve the congestion along the Duarte-Kennedy-Centenario Corridor in the city from west to east. Four more lines are planned to be constructed in the near future, for a total of six.
The major attraction of Line 2 is the transshipment located at stations Olympic Center, where you can cross from Line 1 to Line 2 and vice versa for the same price, RD $ 20, representing a potential saving for users.
The practice of this activity has a lot of risks, like the higher probability to suffer mortal accidents.
Another problem is that the motoconchos don’t have laws enogh to enjoy social security.
Driver's negligence and irresponsability
Passenger or walkers
-The Metro (Mass transit system)
-The Public Cars and Guaguas
(Specific routes and flexible stops)
- Buses (Stops in most of the island's cities)
The transportation system of the Dominican Republic
and other countries systems
New generations of traffic signs based on electronic displays can also change their text (or, in some countries, symbols) to provide for "intelligent control" linked to automated traffic sensors or remote manual input.
In our country, the traffic signs are classified into four categories:
-Rail transport or trains
(allows mass movement)
- Subway stations
- Train stations
- Buses with a specific fare.
- Cheap fare and fast transport.
- Easy to use.
- Maps of the surrounding area, signs and numbered exits.
- Special cards and undergrounded Internet connection.
- Excessive speed and “competition” between public drivers.
- Unkind or impolite behavior
- Inappropriate number of passengers
Issues or troubles
Lack of regulations
Lack of regulations
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Worst Public Transportation
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Thank you for your attention!
- Warning signs - Preventive signs
- Informative signs
The earliest road signs were milestones, giving distance or direction; for example, the Romans erected stone columns throughout their empire giving the distance to Rome.
The development of automobiles encouraged more complex signage systems using more than just text-based notices. One of the first modern-day road sign systems was devised by the Italian Touring Club in 1895.
In our country, they are classified into three categories:
Thank you for your attention!
Traffic signs can be grouped into several types...
What is a traffic accident?
A traffic accident is caused injury to a person or a good material.
Traffic signs in Colombia are classified into three categories:
- Warning signs
- Mandatory signs
- Information signs
Traffic signs in Colombia
They are classified into four categories:
- Warning sings
- Regulatory signs
- Information signs
- Preventive signs
Traffic signs in Japan