TAC Areas

Distribution of TAC Participants in the Philippines
A larger map can be found here.

Recent News

Library Closed September 12, 2014

The National Center for Transportation Studies Library is closed on September 12, 2014.  It will resume operations on Monday, September 15, 2014.


Urban Transport Systems for the Philippines Seminar on May 26, 2014 - Aloe A & B Room, Marco Polo Hotel

The National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) in collaboration with the Institute of Civil Engineering, UP Diliman conducted an "Urban Transport Systems for the Philippines Seminar" on May 26 (Mon) at the Marco Polo Hotel, Ortigas.


Traffic Impact Assessment for Technical Evaluators moved to Oct. 21-23, 2014

To the all participants of Traffic Impact Assessment for Technical Evaluators, the training has been moved from April 22-24, 2014 to October 21-23, 2014.  Please be guided accordingly.


Student Research Projects of the Center for 2013

Hosting of Undergraduate Research of Senior Students of the B.S. Civil Engineering Program
(ICE Transportation Engineering Group)

Completed Undergraduate Research Projects (April 2013)

Development of Origin-Destination Table Covering Edsa Bus Routes with Turnaround Points from South to Northwest Metro Manila
Jake Aaron T. Chua Yap
Advisers: Engr. John Michael Constantino and Dr. Karl B. N. Vergel


Special Lectures and Seminars of URSA & TE for 2013

Special Lectures/Seminars Organized

NCTS in cooperation with the Institute of Civil Engineering

Special Lecture in Transportation, 6 August 2013 (Tuesday), NCTS Toyota Training Room with the following titles:

  • The Progress of Miyako Recovery Plan from Tsunami Disaster

Professor Tetsuo Yai, Tokyo Institute of Technology

  • Impacts of Rolling Blackouts on Railway Transport Service in Tokyo Metropolitan Area after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake

Dr. Daisuke Fukuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Extension Activities of URSA & TE for 2013

Involvement in Inter-Agency Technical Working Groups and Committees

a)  Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)

  • Member, Committee on Harmonization of Vehicle Standards and Regulations (CHVSR),
  • Member, SC2 Sub-Committee on Certification and Regulation, CHVSR

b)  Department of Energy (DOE)

  • Member, Technical Committee on Petroleum Products and Additives (TCPPA), Oil Industry Management Bureau (DOE-OIMB)
  • Member, Natural Gas Vehicle Program for Public Transport (NGVPPT) Technical Working Group, Energy Utilization Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB)
  • Member, Auto-LPG Technical Working Group, Energy Utilization Management Bureau (DOE-EUMB)


Publications, Presentations and Exhibits of URSA & TE for 2013


  1. Vergel, K.B. N. and Tiglao, N.C.C. (2013) “Estimation of Emissions and Fuel Consumption of Sustainable Transport Measures in Metro Manila” Philippine Engineering Journal, Volume XXXIV, Number 1, pp. 31-46.
  2. Regidor, J. R. F. (2013) “Traffic Congestion in Metro Manila: Is the UVVRP Still Effective?” Philippine Engineering Journal, Volume XXXIV, Number 1, pp. 66-75.


The following are the titles of research papers presented during the 10th International Conference of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) held at Chang Yung-Fa Foundation building in Taipei, Taiwan on September 9 to 12, 2013. These papers are now published at the on-line journal of the same organization as proceedings of the conference.


Research Projects of URSA & TE for 2013

Title: Evaluation of the Re-introduction of Traffic Signal Control at the Intersection of the University Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue
Description: Evaluate the impacts on traffic flow, road safety and the environment of the re-introduction of traffic signal control at the intersection of University Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.
Implementing Agency: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD-OVCRD)
Contract Duration: January 8, 2012 - present
Status: Ongoing - Draft Final Report (DFR) submitted December 2, 2013

Title: Development of the Philippine Metropolitan Advanced Traveller Information System (PhilMATIS)
Description: Develop and pilot-test an advanced traveler information system (ATIS) that will measure and record traffic volume and incidence of flooding along major roads in Metro Manila
Implementing Agency: Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD)
Contract Duration: February 2012 - May 16, 2014
Status: Ongoing


20th Anniversary of NCTS

November 3, 2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of NCTS.  The U.P. Board of Regents approved the renaming and restructuring of the Transport Training Center (TTC), which form part of the commitment of U.P. under the Technical Cooperation Program with the Japanese Government.  The Center has expanded its building and its name has been changed into National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS).


New Batch of Movers for Better Transport Structure

The eleventh Traffic Administration Course (TAC) was held last September 16-20, 2013 at the Toyota Training Room of UP National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS). Fourty - two (42) participants comprised of government officials from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao & executive officers of transport- related firms completed the training program. NCTS director, Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano gave the welcome remarks to formally open the program.

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Welcome to the NCTS website!

EST Web Portal

Under the banner of "Formulation of a National EST Strategy for the Philippines", the NCTS came up with the Web Portal for EST. To utilize the site completely, you need to register for an account. Your password shall then be sent to you through e-mail by the administrator.

Road Traffic Safety Activities

The NCTS is also actively involved in Road Traffic Safety advocacy. Take a peek at our activities!

MMPTPSS Project Portal

The UP-NCTS is currently undertaking the "Development of Mega Manila Public Transportation Planning Support System (PTPSS)" project under the MOU between the University of the Philippines, Diliman (UPD) and Department of Transportation Communications (DOTC). Watch out for updates!

CHVSR Web Portal

The Web Portal for the "Committee on Harmonization of Vehicle Standards and Regulations (CHVSR)".

Training Offerings


Position Paper to Clarify Some Issues on Truck Overloading by the Institute of Civil Engineering and the National Center for Transportation Studies.


Presentations given at the Student Conference on Transportation Research 2011.

Wangwang ng Bayan

Listen to past episodes at ncts.upd.edu.ph/wnb.

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