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“Conceptual design, detailed design and support in the implementation of an interoperable fare collection ecosystem in the Dominican Republic”

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February 2019 – November 2021

Client: Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Beneficiary: National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT)

The National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation (INTRANT) sought to implement an automated fare collection (AFC) system on buses in the Dominican Republic. Given the government’s experience implementing turnkey AFC systems for the Santo Domingo Metro and Cable Car systems, INTRANT wished to have greater control over the new system and the ability to expand and update it easily.


Through an IADB technical cooperation project, GSD+ supported INTRANT in this endeavor. We designed an interoperable fare collection ecosystem for the Dominican Republic, based on the following fare media: the smart card used on the Santo Domingo Metro and Cable Car systems (Metro Card), contactless bank cards, a new smart card that meets an interoperability standard defined for INTRANT, and digital QR codes. The system was to be implemented gradually, starting with the former two fare media, on buses in Santo Domingo. Later, it would be extended to other public transport systems in Santo Domingo and the rest of the country, and the latter two fare media would be added.


To date, the new AFC system has been implemented on nearly 300 buses operated by the Metropolitan Office of Bus Services or by private companies under concessions to provide bus services in particular corridors in Santo Domingo. The initial implementation also included a prototype by GSD+ of the central system that will consolidate the transactions generated with Metro Cards and bank cards, and allow to automate treasury and remuneration processes.


More information on this project can be found in the following IADB publication (in Spanish):

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