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INTRANT Director affirmed transportation requires consequences regime

During the INTEC Dialogue for Action (DIA), the engineer Claudia Franchesca de los Santos, the architect Erick Dorrejo and the engineer Víctor González proposed possible solutions to the transport situation in the Capital

INTRANT Director affirmed transportation requires consequences regime

SANTO DOMINGO. The executive director of the National Institute of Transit and Land Transportation (INTRANT), Claudia Franchesca De los Santos, said that for the transformation of the problem of urban transport in the Great Santo Domingo the installation a true regime of consequences.

“We still have a long journey, because there are many bad practices, but we are going to intensify it from the conviction that a true regime of consequences is necessary for the fulfillment of a sector that unfortunately has been established in anarchy for too long ”, Emphasized De los Santos, by participating in a panel held at the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).

The official explained that part of the problem is in a increasingly growing vehicle park, which according to the statistics of the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII), to the 31 of December 2018 I had 4,350,884 motor vehicles 20% growth regarding the 2015. He said that between 2004 and 2018, there has been an increase in motorization nine times greater than population growth.

The executive director of INTRANT participated in the INTEC Dialogue for Action (DAY) "Problems of Urban Transportation in Greater Santo Domingo”, An event organized for the purpose of identify initiatives executed by the authorities of Dominican transit and, with her, search viable solutions to the problem of urban transport. The architect Erick Dorrejo and the engineer Víctor González also participated in the activity,

In this regard, Erick Dorrejo, urban architect, said the Transportation planning has not been consistent with population growth"Massive passenger mobility will be effective if it is supported by the creation of an institutional system of private public participation, which can enhance administrative integration, fare integration, modes and services, urban integration, and government policies," he said.

How proposal, exposed the Network connection in circular terms for urban transport, which would allow greater efficiency. "Without touching the current routes that are in the hands of the state and union bodies, you must connect what already exists to give citizens a new alternative."

Meanwhile, Víctor González, a research professor at INTEC, stressed that the university is conducting research on the traffic management system capable of adapting to dynamic conditions and conducted in the design and implementation of a mobile application (APP BUZZ) for information public transport user of the Great Santo Domingo.

Regarding the expected results, González indicated that with the investigation the distribution of the effective green in the traffic lights will be optimized, the times of fixed and operational delays will be reduced, a base will be created for synchronization of green light times in corridors and operating results of Validated flow with specialized software simulation.

Rafael Toribio, past rector of INTEC and coordinator of DIA, said that the citizenship perception is that the problem of urban transport gets worse and it has even become a chronic problem with which one must live. However, Toribio said they know each other experiences that in other countries and cities where it has been achieved successfully face this problem, and considers that the Dominican Republic can emulate these good practices.

INTEC organizes the DIA with the objective of consolidating a space for debate and aimed at identifying solution proposals on relevant issues in all areas of national reality, which is carried out in a plural way and with an impact on the academic, socioeconomic and politics.

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