NCTS is actively promoting the development and greater use of sustainable modes of transport, including the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), to address the ever worsening problems of traffic congestion, road accidents, air pollution and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector. There are on-going research activities that tackle the social, economic, as well as, environmental dimensions in the transport sector.
Integrated Transport System
The Philippines is an archipelago consisting of around 7,100 islands and connecting economic centers and communities continue present a national challenge. NCTS is actively cooperating with concerned government agencies towards the development of a well-integrated national tranportation system. On-going research activities are focused on multi-modal transportation, land use and transport interaction, planning and decision support systems, and other cross-cutting policy issues.
Every year about 1,000 lives are lost due to road accidents. NCTS is doing a valuable part in promoting safety on the streets. Forums involving different concerned agencies, LGUs and NGOs are regularly conducted to discuss and formulate solutions in preventing and reducing accident occurences.
There is an urgent need to improve existing Government processes in relation to the transport sector. The Philippine Transport Strategy Study (PTSS) highlights the need for clear strategy for the sector and the need for institutional change and reforms. Since its inception, the Center has been conducting training programs aimed at enhancing the capacities of the institutions in the transport sector. At present, the Center is building partnerships with other concerned agencies and academic units in the conduct of responsive and demand-driven programs in the field of transportation.
Details for Call For Papers: The 12th EASTS (Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies) Conference in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, September 18-21, 2017 can be found here.
Reboot, Reconfigure and Rationalize – Statement of the National Center for Transportation Studies on the Proposed Emergency Powers to Solve Transport and Traffic Problems in Metropolitan Manila
Traffic congestion is a very urgent issue in Metropolitan Manila. The reality in Metro Manila and the rest of the country is that 70 to 80 percent of person trips take public transportation while the rest take some form of private transport including taxis. However, close to 80 percent of our roads are occupied by Read more about Reboot, Reconfigure and Rationalize – Statement of the National Center for Transportation Studies on the Proposed Emergency Powers to Solve Transport and Traffic Problems in Metropolitan Manila[…]
Transportation Science Society of the Philippines 23rd Annual Conference on August 8, 2016 – Toyota Training Room & Room D, National Center for Transportation Studies
The National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) will host the 23rd Annual Conference of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines. Details can be found here.
Prepared by: Maribelle E. Lobendino
The National Center for Transportation Studies Library is closed on November 17, 2014. It will resume operations on Monday, November 23, 2014.
(1) College Librarian II (SG-15) Status: UP Contractual Minimum Qualifications Education: BLS/BSLS or BSE/BA with major/specialization in Library Science or Information Science/Management with 18 graduate units in any field Experience: 4 years of professional experience in library/information work or in teaching Library Science/Information Science/Management Training: none Eligibility: R.A. 1080 (Librarian) Deadline of Application: 5 November Read more about List of Vacant Positions for the National Center for Transportation Studies[…]
Completed Undergraduate Research Projects (May 2015) Analysis of Trip-Cutting Behavior of Jeepneys and UV Express With Respect to LRT Line 2 Santolan and Katipunan Stations Carlos Miguel Andres and John Roy E. Fernandez Adviser: Dr. Jose Regin F. Regidor Evaluation of Reopening of Signalized Intersections at Katipunan Avenue Maryam Jazzmine D. Azucena Adviser: Dr. Hilario Read more about Civil Engineering Student’s Research for 2015 (Transportation)[…]
Completed Undergraduate Research Projects (April 2014) Traffic Impact Analysis of UPD College of Science and College of Engineering Complexes Using Microsimulation Nonalu Sherida A. Abao and Marc Louis C. Andres Advisers: Dr. Hilario Sean O. Palmiano and Dr. Ricardo G. Sigua Assessment of Public Transport Demand and Supply Characteristics for the UP Campus-Katipunan Route Jacob Read more about Civil Engineering Student’s Research for 2014 (Transportation)[…]
International Collaborative Research EASTS International Research Group (IRG): IRG-24-13: Viability of Public Transport Harmonizing System with Para-Transit Modes, October 2013-September 2016 Paper Presentation 1. Karl B. N. Vergel, Rachel Habana, Nonilo Peña, Loreto Carasi, Albert Mariño and Engr. Raul Sabularse, R., Abao, A. and Abaya E. (2014) Evaluation of Compliance of Specifications of Customized Local Read more about International Collaborative Research, Presentations and Participations of URSA & TE for 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.