Transportation security Impacts safety
Transportation in these low income urban areas are not the safest. My experience with transportation in a low-income urban area was a bit scary. Transportation is not secure and if you end up in the wrong car something bad can end up happening. As I traveled the city with friends and other times alone, I felt violated. It seemed like everywhere I went I was being watched. I had to be careful where I had my wallet because it may be gone in a matter of seconds. I observed people getting mugged and assaulted for the simplest things such as their shoes. There has to be a way to prevent these like this to occur again.
In the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo a plan to construct a metro system was created. On January 30, 2009 the most extensive metro system in the Caribbean and Central America was open to the public. The first line was designed to reduce traffic congestion one of Santo Domingo's busiest streets, Maximo Gomez. More than 30 million passenger rode the Metro in 2012 and a second line is scheduled to open in April of 2014. These investements have helped the transportation safety in this city. At every one of these station there is a security guard in charge of making sure that everything and everyone is safe. Having these security guards at each station helps people feel they are safe. This project is costly but in the end it is insuring that every one of their citizens who are riding these trains feel safe at all times.