Wednesday night, Hugo Beras was appointed as the new director executive of the National Institute of Traffic and Land Transport (Intrant).
This would not be the first time that the official assumes positions linked to the transport sector.
From the beginning of the current government management to date, Beras has held other important positions in public service, where he also became fully involved in the subject.
Until April of this year, he was in charge of the General Secretariat of the Mayor’s Office of the National District, a position he left to concentrate on the Transport Cabinet of the Executive Power.
From the capital city council, he presented several initiatives focused on reordering traffic in the capital city.
Beras supported a “pilot plan” to regularize heavy vehicle traffic in the central polygon during the day.
This project, which began to be executed at the end of 2021, consisted of vetoing the circulation of cargo vehicles from 6:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night in the National District, in order to decongest the traffic flow in the metropolitan area.
In November, Beras assured that the regularization was “giving positive results in traffic.”
The most ambitious plan
Beras also promoted the conversion of dozens of streets in Santo Domingo into one-way paths and left the most ambitious initiative of his mobility plan in the pipeline: turn avenues Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln in “Road Pairs”with functionality in only one direction of direction.
This idea was presented by Beras for the first time when he was a candidate for Mayor of the District, a proposal that he did not set aside when he later assumed the leadership of the Transportation Cabinet, however, has not yet been executed.
In his role as head of this Cabinet, Beras has followed up on other initiatives such as the mixed train that will interconnect the Cibao regionwhich, as reported a few months ago, is in the study phase.
Among other projects announced by Beras, the start-up of some 16 new bus corridors for the capital, the continuation of the Metro lines in Los Alcarrizos, as well as the Cable Car, which he pointed out will be replicated in the province of Santiago.
“We are already making the bus corridors, changing public cars and flyinga project that is protected by Law 63-17, of Transit, Transportation and Mobility”, he said last April.
In the Cabinet, he has also given continuity to the Ciudad Colonial Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan that contemplates the change of direction of several routes from the capital, the most recent being those on Mella avenue and Benito González street.
So far, Beras has not reported whether he will leave the Transport Cabinet, so the official is expected combine your functions in this instance with his new responsibilities in the Intrant.