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    Default Metro bus shut down?

    https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/...t-bus-company/


    Santo Domingo.- The Internal Taxes Directorate (DGII) on Monday shuttered the terminal of Metro bus company for failure to utilize fiscal printers and tax receipts, as well as violation of Tax Code Law 11-92.
    The notices placed at the downtown bus terminal of Dominican Republic’s biggest bus company, say that the company had violated several articles of the Tributary Code.
    Local media report that DGII officials arrived around 6:30am and ordered the doors closed and the staff evacuated, proceeding to place the notices “Closed by the DGII” on all the doors even on the perimeter fence.

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    Not sure what building they closed down on Monday morning because I took the 12 noon bus from the terminal on Winston Churchill. At 5 PM the same day the buses were still in operation.

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    the closure supposedly happened after 6:30 pm:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...-92-BE10364454

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    I refuse to believe that people have been denied entry into a metro bus station until someone denied entry posts here and confirms it.

    Until then I assume these rumors are being spread by the taxi drivers who are trying to take advantage by scaring gringos into paying extra for their services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the closure supposedly happened after 6:30 pm:
    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...-92-BE10364454
    OK then it is indeed possible. I was going by the OP and the link in the OP which stated,

    Local media report that DGII officials arrived around 6:30am and ordered the doors closed and the staff evacuated, proceeding to place the notices “Closed by the DGII” on all the doors even on the perimeter fence.


    Lucky me, I almost took the 5:40 PM Metro bus back from Santiago and I would have witnessed history being made. LOL

    Instead I opted for Caribe Tours because when arriving in Santo Domingo at rush hour traffic I find it easier to get off at the Chaos Transportation Hub (avenida luperon) and ride the Metro into D.N.. Always something interesting going on at that location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahjahwarrior View Post
    I refuse to believe that people have been denied entry into a metro bus station until someone denied entry posts here and confirms it.

    Until then I assume these rumors are being spread by the taxi drivers who are trying to take advantage by scaring gringos into paying extra for their services.
    It's no rumour. Look on you tube and see the video or search the news for pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jahjahwarrior View Post
    I refuse to believe that people have been denied entry into a metro bus station until someone denied entry posts here and confirms it.

    Until then I assume these rumors are being spread by the taxi drivers who are trying to take advantage by scaring gringos into paying extra for their services.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seamonkey View Post
    It's no rumour. Look on you tube and see the video or search the news for pictures.
    ...or just click the link in post #3 by dv8

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    el dia has a bit more info:
    http://eldia.com.do/dgii-cierra-ofic...tobuses-metro/

    Las operaciones de Transporte Metro fueron suspendidas alrededor de las siete de la noche, y solo se permitiría el ingreso de autobuses que estaban en servicio, hasta las diez de la noche.
    Se informó que hoy no podrán operar.


    i just called puerto plata office and they told me metro service is suspended today.

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    Yes it happened. A friend of mine traveled from Sosua to Santo Domingo yesterday afternoon. By the time they got to Santiago the depot had already been closed down, even the rest rooms were locked. The bus continued to Santo Domingo but the driver said that he could not take them to the main terminal and had to drop them off on the street before they arrived there. Metro is still closed 24 hours later.....don't mess with Impuestos Internos!

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