Transport overhaul bill passes in Senate
The Senate approved the 96-page and 360-articles Mobility, Ground Transport, Transit and Road Safety Bill of the Dominican Republic and Ground Transit Institute (Intrant) sponsored by deputy Tobías Crespo. The bill was passed in a second reading that lasted from 4 to 9pm on Wednesday, 8 February 2017.
The measures included in the extensive bill are intended to drastically change ground passenger and cargo transport and will impact businesses located on streets, parking, and the condition of vehicles allowed to transit.
Given that the Senate introduced changes to the bill that had been approved by the Chamber of Deputies in 2015, it will return to that legislative house for the approval of the amendments. The Chamber of Deputies is on vacation until it reopens on 27 February 2017.
The bill will replace Transport Law 241 that dates back to 1967.
Source: DR1, Hoy
Feb 11, 2017
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