Completion date for the second Metro (subway) line in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is looking a bit uncertain at this point, according to transportation officials.

The line, now more than 90% finished, has run into funding problems for the construction of three remaining stations.

The capital city's first Metro line has carried 85 million passengers and generated $43 million in revenues since it opened in 2009, according to Leonel Carrasco, deputy director of the Transport Reorganization Office.

Fare on the nine-mile, 16-station subway is approximately 70 cents per person, per ride, similar to bus fares in the capital.

The government, which heavily subsidizes the subway system, has been criticized by some who contend that the money should be earmarked instead to fight poverty, assist in storm recovery and eliminate power outages.

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