DOST unveils road train to solve traffic problems

“[The Road Train] is not that high-tech, but it is innovative in its strategic use of existing applied technologies to introduce [a new] mass transit system, which can resolve [our traffic problem] or at least part of it,” Department of Science and Technology said.

Friday, August 22 DOST unveiled Hybrid Electric Road Train powered by diesel fuel and battery. One coach is 40 meters long and can accommodate up to 60 passengers. It has a cruising average speed of 50 kilometers per hour.

Commuters in Clark Airbase, Angeles City will be the first to experience riding an electric road train on September.

Photo by DOST

Photo by DOST

In Photo: DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo introduces another solution to Metro Manila’s vehicular traffic problem: the DOST Road Train. This train runs on the road and no longer on elevated railway. Secretary Montejo said that this new proposed transport system can service up to 650,000 commuters on EDSA and will complement the main thoroughfare’s existing traffic system. A locally developed technology and made of locally available materials, the road train is a perfect example of a fully Filipino innovation, much like the DOST Automated Guideway Transit, said Secretary Montejo.

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