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Automated Guideway Transit

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http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=2271340246855
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UP_Diliman_Monorail
QUEZON CITY, June 21 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has awarded the P22 million contract to Miescor Builders Inc. to construct 465-meter test tack of the first all-Filipino mass transport—the automated Guideway Transit System—in the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) campus in Quezon City.

In a press release sent to PIA-NCR, the DOST said the ceremonial awarding was done during the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC) Metals and Engineering (M&E) Week Conference at the Traders Hotel in Manila on June 19, 2012.

Miescor Builders Inc., is a leading construction and engineering company wholly owned by the Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corp.

The AGTS in UP-Diliman will run on a track that curves from the C.P. Garcia Avenue near the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) building to the area of the UP-Diliman College of Arts building.

“This will be the future of mass transport systems made by Filipinos,” DOST Secretary Mario Montejo said.

The AGTS is one of DOST’s high-impact technology solutions and is the first among DOST’s several proposed public transportation systems for Metro Manila, Montejo added.

The project team is made up of engineers from DOST-MIRDC, UP Diliman, and the Project Management Engineering and Design Service Office. The team aims to create a fully automated, driverless electric transportation that travels on an elevated guideway.

The guideway will stand at an elevation of 6.1 meters supported by high-quality concrete material, while the train body will be composed of two adjoining coaches, each having 30-people capacity.

Also, the coaches will roll on rubber tires instead of metal wheels to minimize track noise, and will have bogies to ensure comfort and stability.

According to Engineer Jonathan Q. Puerto, Officer-in-Charge of the office of the Deputy Executive Director of DOST-MIRDC, the test track in UP Diliman will help MIRDC to fine-tune the technology’s mechanisms and operation, which include speed, stability, brake distance, and power, among others.

“If all goes as planned in the construction of the guideway, we will be able to initiate the testing in October,” said Puerto.

Aside from being locally developed, the DOST’s AGTS is environmentally sound as it is non-polluting. It is also reliable because it is fully automated, and safe because the elevated guideway will not get derailed or cause road accidents. The AGT also helps reduce traffic congestion and its economic costs.

Some countries that are reaping benefits from the AGTS technology at present include the United States, Japan, Singapore, and Canada.
“If these countries can do it, so can the Philippines,” Montejo said.

The AGTS project is monitored by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development. (DOST/RJB/JRCA/PIA-NCR)

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  • b_9904b_9904 The one and only PExer
    Its the DOST-UP monorail prototype.
  • doombotdoombot destroy destroy
    b_9904 wrote: »
    Its the DOST-UP monorail prototype.

    gusto daw ilagay sa manila at cebu to connect. with mrt
  • b_9904b_9904 The one and only PExer
    doombot wrote: »
    gusto daw ilagay sa manila at cebu to connect. with mrt

    Its still a prototype or mayhap a first generation. Mayhap the next generation monorail will be able to connect with the MRT or LRT or whatnot but not yet this first gen types.

    Anyways, kudos sa aating lahat. Home grown lahat ng tech nyan.
  • 4Wheeler4Wheeler Member PExer
    They should use this to connect the terminals at NAIA.
  • deathscythe00deathscythe00 Starfleet Rear Admiral PExer
    4Wheeler wrote: »
    They should use this to connect the terminals at NAIA.

    +100 *okay* para hindi hassel sa mga riders na may connecting flight... mukhang additional infra pag ginamit na feeder sa MRT in which regulated bus/jeep transpo is sufficient enough...mas maganda yung BRT kung pag-aaralan lang nila mabuti yung magiging set-up sa MM
  • doombotdoombot destroy destroy
    4Wheeler wrote: »
    They should use this to connect the terminals at NAIA.

    uu para i was then sa hassle sa hatid sundo.
  • Okay yan kapag buo na yung full loop sa loob ng campus. Although it does not closely follow or parallel the existing IKO route, at least may alternative pa rin yung mga students.

    BTW, as one PEXer mentioned here, may mga barumbado na ring drivers ng IKOT ngayon. Two times na ako nakatyempo ng ganyan. At ang babastos pa sa pasahero.
  • Ghost RiderGhost Rider Spirit of Vengeance ✭✭✭
    Mukhang plano na ng UP to phase-out/ minimize the number of jeepneys plying along the campus, which is a good thing. Kahit private cars siguro mababawasan na rin kahit papaano.

    Napansin ko rin kasi yung ilang roads sa loob ng UP hinati na, may area na for bike lane at walking/ jogging. Ok nga eto parang yung mga universities lang sa Japan na bike ang means ng transpo ng mga students. Malinis na ang hangin, nakakapag-exercise pa ang mga students.

    Wala pa akong naririnig sa ngayon na pagtutolng mga jeepney groups at mga militanteng estudyante. Last year o two years ago ng mabalita eto, narinig ko yung mga militanteng students dyan na culture na daw sa UP ang ikot at toki,kaya hindi daw dapat mawala yan at tutol sila sa monorail project. Atrasado talaga ang utak ng mga militanteng eto. Pati yung FEJODAP ba yun nakisawsaw din dyan kasi marami daw driver mawawalang ng work.

    Buti naman at pinayagan eto ng mabait na mayor ng Quezon City na tutol sa MRT-7 project kasi marami daw mawawalan ng trabaho na drivers :lol:
  • Ghost RiderGhost Rider Spirit of Vengeance ✭✭✭
    xctrekker wrote: »
    Okay yan kapag buo na yung full loop sa loob ng campus. Although it does not closely follow or parallel the existing IKO route, at least may alternative pa rin yung mga students.

    BTW, as one PEXer mentioned here, may mga barumbado na ring drivers ng IKOT ngayon. Two times na ako nakatyempo ng ganyan. At ang babastos pa sa pasahero.

    Pansin ko yan sa mga medyo mga batang drivers na bago dyan sa loob. Lalo na yung mga may kasama sa unahan, mga barkada ata ng mga drivers. Kaya ingat-ingat na lang lalo na sa mga girls.
  • _Bahay_Kubo__Bahay_Kubo_ Banned by Admin PExer
    Pansin ko yan sa mga medyo mga batang drivers na bago dyan sa loob. Lalo na yung mga may kasama sa unahan, mga barkada ata ng mga drivers. Kaya ingat-ingat na lang lalo na sa mga girls.

    walang problema. plakahan si bastos na driver then abangan kasama ang brods mula sa fraternity. kapag nakita si jeep, gulpihin at itapon sa may Tumana si [email protected] driver. :naughty: ;)
  • deathscythe00deathscythe00 Starfleet Rear Admiral PExer
    xctrekker wrote: »
    Okay yan kapag buo na yung full loop sa loob ng campus. Although it does not closely follow or parallel the existing IKO route, at least may alternative pa rin yung mga students.

    BTW, as one PEXer mentioned here, may mga barumbado na ring drivers ng IKOT ngayon. Two times na ako nakatyempo ng ganyan. At ang babastos pa sa pasahero.

    Based dun sa report kagabi, test rail lang yung sa UPD... ang plan nila ay gawing feeder line ng MRT...
  • doombotdoombot destroy destroy
    sana maging successful to. tapus i implement sa mga cities para mabawasan ang mga jeep at buses. tapus kung iimplement man nila sa cities dapat may limit lang taong sasakay per car para hindi siksikan.
  • stepehenyan@12[email protected] haremnojutsu ✭✭
    kung iconnect mo sa mrt dadaan ka sa butas ng karayom bago mangyari yan una di naman gobyerno ang major stake holder sa mrt kundi si mvp me binabalak pa gobyerno na bibilhin daw nila shares ni mvp kung kailan!? baka natapos na termino ni pnoy di pa nila naisasakatuparan yan.
  • doombotdoombot destroy destroy
    hindi naman literal na icoconect no. for example kahit hangang kanto lang bago mag mrt malaking tulong na sa traffic yun. mababawas bawasan nadin ang mga jeepney.
  • nikkilovenikkilove Member ✭✭✭
    how much is the cost to operate this monorail.

    The LRT/MRT claim they're losing millions with the present rate of the ride, and despite the hundreds of thousands who use them by the day.

    to think may sure at di lang sure, overflowing ang bayad ng mga passengers, they say they're losing money.

    how about this monorail? sino sasagot ng expenses nyan.

    i would have prefer if this is done first in the airports. mas kelangan to dun, lalo na for those who have connecting flights.

    PS: sa mga school fantards, this is not against the school personally. ok.
    dun sa mga makakaintindi ng mga katanungan, salamat.
  • baklah_akobaklah_ako Account Suspended by Admin PExer
    Iba talaga kapag UP at DOST ang nanguna sa mga projects - mga proyektong ginagamitan ng utak at teknolohiya.

    Kung nag-invets lang ng bonggang bongga ang gobyerno sa S&T at R&D decades ago, e di sana mas maunlad na ang pilipinas ngayon.

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