In apparent reprisal for strike Gov. to tender bus routes

INTRANT director Claudia Franchesca de los Santos

Santo Domingo.- In an apparent reprisal for Tuesday’s passenger transport strike by the major bus union Fenatrano, the government’s transit authority ((INTRANT) on Wed. announced  it will tender several high demand passenger routes in arteries of the capital, including those now leased to that guild.

The regulator said that “The Plan to Reorganize Passenger Transport of Greater Santo Domingo” will add new operators required to cover the high demand of 27 de Febrero and John F. Kennedy avenues; in which Fenatrano operates,” and where its president Juan Hubieres and union drivers staged two consecutive transport walkouts Monday and Tuesday.

“To do this, INTRANT will soon announce the launch of a bidding process for these routes, due to the government’s commitment to the population, to provide a safe, quality transport and to enforce Law 63-17” the INTRANT said in a press release.

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