Automated train system for Baguio, Benguet mulled

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BAGUIO CITY: The Regional Development Council-Cordillera Administrative Region has approved a resolution endorsing the funding for the feasibility study of Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system in city and neighboring Benguet towns. The resolution will be forwarded to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) central office in Metro Manila. The group saw the need for a full-blown feasibility study to prove that the AGT system in the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay growth area is a viable investment. The NEDA regional office earlier conducted an evaluation of the pre-feasibility study on the AGT for Baguio and La Trinidad per request by the Department of Science and Technology. The study titled “Study on the Feasibility of Deploying DOST-Developed Mass Transport Transportation Technologies in Baguio City and Benguet [La Trinidad]” looked into the possibility of deploying the AGT system technology that features an electric, driverless, fully automated guide way transit system running on an elevated monorail and rubber tires in both sites.

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Gaby B. Keith

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