October 21, 2016

TE&E

Transportation Environment and Energy (TE&E) Group

The specialized group of the Center that conducts research and extension on transportation and the environment, transportation energy utilization, customized local road vehicle standards and environmentally sustainable transport.

RESEARCH AND EXTENSION AREAS

Existing Areas*

  1. Urban Air Quality Management (UAQM)
    • Improvement of Transportation Emissions Inventory
    • Development of Urban Air Quality Models and Analysis of Human Exposure, Health and Economic Impacts
    • Development of Urban Air Quality Management Decision Support Systems
  2. Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST)/Low-Carbon Fuels and Vehicle
    Technologies for Public Transport

    • Assessment of EST/Low-Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Technologies (ex. biofuels, alternative fuels)
    • Development of On-Road Test Procedures for the Evaluation of EST/Low-Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Technologies
    • Development of Laboratory (Chassis Dynamometer) Test Procedures for the Evaluation of EST/Low-Carbon Fuels and Vehicle Technologies
  3. Customized Local Road Vehicles (CLRV) for Public Transport
    • Development of Standards for Customized Local Road Vehicles (e.g. jeepneys, tricycles)
    • Institutionalization of Standards for Customized Local Road Vehicles
    • Standardization of Customized Local Road Vehicles
  4. Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA)
    • Development and Conduct of Capacity Building Program
    • Formulation of Guidelines for TIA Preparers and Evaluators
    • Institutionalization of TIA through Local Government Ordinances
    • Institutionalization of TIA through the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  5. Air Pollution, Noise Level and Vibration Monitoring
    • Air Pollution, Noise Level and Vibration Monitoring
    • Development of Local Monitoring Instruments

New Areas

  1. Transportation, Traffic and Environment Models
    • Development of Microscopic Traffic and Emissions Models
    • Development of Macroscopic Transport and Emissions (Local and CO2) Models
  2. Emission Factors Development for Local Vehicles
    • Characterization of the Local Vehicle Fleet
    • Development of Drive Cycles for the Local Vehicle Fleet
    • Development of Fuel Consumption Factors for the Local Vehicle Fleet
    • Development of Emission Factors for Local Vehicle Fleet
  3. Transportation History
    • History of Planning for Metro Manila’s Rail Transit System
    • History of Road-based Public Transport

*U.P. National Center for Transportation Studies (2005) Transplan II: The New Strategic Plan for Years 2005-2015