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The new Corredor Núñez de Cáceres (CNC) bus route, a monopoly of a Conatra-related company, is not working out as planned.

The management of the Núñez de Cáceres Corridor (CNC) announced in a press release that in the first four months of operations of the pilot plan (from 25 January to 3 June 2021), it has managed to transport 986,000 users on the route that goes from the Los Ríos sector in the north to the Centro de los Héroes in the south, a 10.2 km route. The management says that the company has been operating at a deficit. The bus route is the first transport venture using the public-private alliance mechanism.

Luis Rosado, the CNC manager, said that the actual daily passenger ridership has fallen well below the projections. Passengers would pay RD$15-RD$20 for a fare on the previously available modes of transportation on the route. Today, the...

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