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U.P.-NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION STUDIES FOUNDATION, INC.
(UP-NCTSFI)



The U.P. National Center for Transportation Studies Foundation, Inc. (UP-NCTSFI) was established to promote and conduct relevant research and projects in the field of transportation. It endeavors to provide its clients with a pool of highly competent and dynamic transport engineers, urban and regional planners, and economists employing the latest technologies and expertise. It was also established to support for the National Center for Transportation Studies of the University of the Philippines including the upgrading of facilities, and the provision of scholarships and research grants.

UP-NCTSFI is backed by more than 30 years of experience in the various fields of transportation management and engineering, transportation planning, urban and regional planning, environmental studies and rural transport development. Affiliate faculty members from academic units of the University of the Philippines comprise its pool of experts. Likewise, the technical staff supporting the principal experts is composed of highly skilled and experienced individuals. With this panel of experts and support staff, the UP-NCTSFI has constantly sought to develop and enhance the capability, skills, and knowledge of persons and agencies involved in transportation research, training and administration, both in public and private sectors. Their specific fields of expertise include:

Urban and Regional Planning

  • Economic Development
  • Public Transport System Analysis and Planning
  • Travel demand Forecasting and Analysis
  • Transportation Plan Evaluation
  • Transportation Infrastructure Planning

Transportation Engineering and Management

  • Traffic Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
  • Traffic Management and Control
  • Traffic Safety

Transportation Planning

  • Network Planning
  • Public Transport System Analysis and Planning
  • Travel demand Forecasting and Analysis
  • Transportation Plan Evaluation
  • Transportation Infrastructure Planning

Transportation Economics and Financial Studies

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Financial Analysis
  • Attitudinal Surveys
  • Market Research

Logistics

  • Passenger and Community Flow Studies
  • Physical Distribution
  • Multi-modal Analysis

Environmental Studies

  • Traffic Impact Analysis
  • Environmental Surveys

Computer Applications

  • GIS and Map Digitizing
  • Data Base Development
  • Forecasting and Analysis using Computer Packages

Rural Transport Development

  • Rural Transport Planning
  • Rural Transport System Development

In consonance with its ideals and objectives, the proponents of the UP-NCTSFI pursue sustainable transportation projects suitable for the Asian metropolis. Yet, it is not limited by territorial boundaries in its pursuit of significant and pertinent projects. This paradigm is reflected by the projects undertaken in the past by the foundation’s principal members. Following is a list of typical projects undertaken by the UP-NCTSFI in recent years:

  • Capacity Building and Social Marketing for Environmentally Sustainable Transport [ongoing, for DENR and UNDP]
  • Study on Energy Efficiency and Pollution Abatement [ongoing, for Mitsubishi UFJ Securities]
  • Traffic Study for the Detailed Engineering Design of Priority Highway Projects (SONA Projects) – Aborlan – Abo-abo Section, Palawan [ongoing, for DPWH through Pertconsult International]
  • Pre-Feasibility Study on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System for the Greater Metro Manila Area [2007, for USAID-ECAP and DOTC]
  • Traffic Study Update for the Proposed North Luzon East Expressway Stages I and II [2007, for AUSPHIL Tollways Corporation]
  • Traffic Study for the Subic Freeport Expressway [2007, for the Manila North Tollways Corporation through DCCD Engineering Corp.]
  • Traffic Impact Assessment of the Proposed Seibu Towers [2007, for Golden Forum Land, Inc.]
  • Traffic Impact Assessment of the Proposed G.A. Sky Suites [2007, for Apex]
  • Transportation and Traffic Study for the SM City North EDSA [2007, for SM Supermalls]
  • Traffic Study for the Detailed Engineering Design of the C5 North Alignment [2007, for the Manila North Tollways Corporation thru DCCD Engineering Corp.]
  • Traffic Study for the Detailed Engineering Design of the Lingunan Bridge, Valenzuela City [2006, for DCCD Engineering Corp.]
  • Benefits Monitoring and Evaluation of Selected Roads Under the ADB-assisted Sixth Road Project Capacity Building Component Loan No. 1473-PHI [2006, transport and traffic component for Department of Public Works and Highways through Pertconsult International]
  • Traffic Study for the SM City Clark [2006, for SM Supermalls]
  • Airport Noise Survey and Assessment for the Major Airports in the Philippines [2006, for the Japan International Cooperation Agency]
  • Traffic Impact Assessment for the Proposed NYK-TDG Maritime Academy [2006, for NYK-TDG]
  • Survey on Inter-Regional Passenger and Freight Flows in the Republic of the Philippines [2005, main consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency/Department of Transportation and Communications]
  • Marikina Riverside Expressway Study [2005, for Manila North Tollways Corporation]
  • Traffic Study for the C-3 Interchanges [2005, for PERTCONSULT/DCCD Engineering]
  • Standards Development for Local Motorcycle/Tricycle Sector [2004, for Department of Science and Technology]
  • An Assessment of the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) and Truck Ban and Their Effect on the Freight Forwarding Industry [2004, for Airfreight 2100, Inc.]
  • Impact Study on the Traffic Management Measures in Metro Manila [2004, for the Japan International Cooperation Agency]
  • Traffic Impact Assessment of the Proposed 670 Heights Condominium [2004, for PMR Property Development, Inc.]
  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Strategies and Architecture In Developing Countries [2003, for the Kumamoto University, Japan]
  • Cebu Public Transport Terminal Study [2003, for the Cebu City Government]
  • Development of Guidelines for Traffic Impact Assessment in the Philippines Phase 2: Capability Building [2003, for Japan International Cooperation Agency]
  • MRT Passenger Interview Survey [2002, for Pacific Consultants International]
  • Capability Building for the Marikina Bikeways Program [2002, for World Bank/Marikina City Government]
  • Traffic Impact Assessment for the MIT-IT Transfer to Makati RCBC Building [2002, for Mapua Institute of Technology]
  • The MIT-IT Experiment: Towards Improving Traffic Conditions in the Vicinity of RCBC Makati [2002, for Mapua Institute of Technology]
  • IATSS Project on Local Governance and Urban Transport Environment in Asian Developing Countries [2002, for the International Association of Traffic Safety and Sciences]
  • Development of Guidelines for Traffic Impact Assessment in the Philippines [2001, for Japan International Cooperation Agency]
  • Small Scale Traffic Improvement Measures for Metro Manila, SSTRIMM [2001, for Japan International Cooperation Agency]
  • Study on Taxation and Automobile Inspection Systems in Metro Manila [2001, for the Japan Automobile Research Institute]
  • Before and After Study of the Metro Manila SMART Signaling Project (SCATS) [2001, for AWA-Plessey Philippines, Inc.]
  • Marikina City Bikeways Project Detailed Engineering [2000, for World Bank/Marikina City Government]
  • Traffic Impact Study for the Southern Plains Development in Calamba, Laguna [2000, for Carson Realty]
  • Impact Study on JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation) Transportation Projects in Metro Manila [2000, sub consultant of ALMEC for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation]
  • Transportation and Traffic Management Master Plan Study for Davao City [2000, for the Davao City Government]

The UPNCTSFI generally taps the expertise of faculty and technical staff of the University of the Philippines. Its active pool of experts includes the following affiliate faculty of the National Center for Transportation Studies:

Cresencio M. Montalbo, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning
Ricardo G. Sigua, Dr. Eng.
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Ma. Sheilah G. Napalang, Dr. Eng.
Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Tourism
Noriel Christopher C. Tiglao, Dr. Eng.
Assistant Professor, National College of Public Administration and Governance
Hilario Sean O. Palmiano, Dr. Eng.
Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences
Karl N. Vergel, Dr. Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Jose Regin F. Regidor, Dr. Eng.
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
 

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