Santo Domingo Metro one of only two self-sustained in the world
Santo Domingo.- The fare which Santo Domingo Metro 230,000 `s passengers pay daily is enough to self-sustain the modern mass transit system, whose yearly earnings are as high as RD$1.3 billion (US$27.8 million).
The government had funneled US$25 million for operating and maintenance expenses the First Metro Line annually but the subsidy is no longer needed.
Transport Reorganization Office (Opret) director Diandino Peña on Thursday said Santo Domingo´s Metro is one of the world´s only two self-sustaining railway transit system. “The Metro system is a safe, fast, massive, convenient transportation, and is currently the second metro in the world that generates resources, only by way of fares, sufficient enough to sustain.”
In that regard the official said compared with international metros the price per ticket in the local lines are “miniscule and insignificant.” We´re making just 0.45 cents (RD$20) when in New York the minimum is two US dollars (RD$90); and still with that income via tickets only, without entering the exploitation phase of the business side and selling ads, we are already reaching a balance.”
August 14, 2015
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