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DRSol :: News Archive :: Fernandez takes first test ride on Subway Line 2
The Dominican Sun
"Daily Dominican Republic News in English Since 2004"
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
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Fernandez takes first test ride on Subway Line 2
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by Dominican Today Feb 28 2012 12:00PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Minutes before arriving at his final stop of Maria Montes Station, at Luperón Av, president Leonel Fernandez handed the subway car’s control to the first lady Margarita Cedeño, during his promised test ride on Line Two of the Santo Domingo Metro, after his speech Sate of the Republic speech fefore the National Assembly. The handover was fraught with symbolism, with less than three months to the presidential election in which Cedeño is the ruling PLD party’s vice presidential candidate. Visibly buoyed, Fernandez said he felt like the “conductor of a leading edge” transportation system, with its cars filled with passengers and close collaborators. “If Upon reaching the Defilló station on Kennedy Av. , Cedeño also made reference to the next elections. “If I’m going too fast it’s because the President has instructed me not to halt progress. Not only have they passed us the torch, but also the helm, because progress doesn’t pause. ” The entourage left at 1:36PM from Centro de los Heroes Station at La Feria, stopped at Juan Pablo Duarte Station on Maximo Gomez Av. , and from there transferred to Line 2, and headed east to Ramon Cáceres Station on Duarte Av. , and then returned to Luperón at 2:27PM. , and exited to a cheering crowd. Read original at Dominican Today.

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