MNTC Funds Road Safety Research Lab Upgrade

MNTC Funds Road Safety Research Lab Upgrade -- The Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) funded the road safety research laboratory upgrade of University of the Philippines' (Diliman) National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS). Included in the worth 1.89M fund are the following:
  1. Three (3) units of handheld GPS
  2. A Lidar Gun
  3. A personal computer and;
  4. New software including TSIS-CORSIM, Highway Capacity Software (HCS 2010) and Synchro Studio 8.
The said equipments and software are hoped to improve the road safety laboratory, thereby raising its standards on road safety education in the Philippines.

The turnover ceremony was conducted yesterday (April 11), where MNTC Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, UP President Alfredo Pascual, NCTS Director Dr. Sean Palmiano, Dr. Ricardo Sigua, the NCTS road safety lab head and the rest of the center's staff and personnel are among the attendees. The occasion also had the unveiling of the NLEX Road Safety Research Laboratory Marker.

MNTC's close partnership with UP is in line with the United Nations and Road Safety's Decade of Action of Road Safety, which was started in 2011.

The National Center for Transportation Studies is dedicated to promoting research and training on urban and regional transportation in the country under the premise of sustainability and improved road safety.
On the same line, on April 11, yours truly will be delivering a special lecture on iRAP (International Road Assessment Program), at the regular training of NCTS on Road Safety Audit. Well, hopefully, I can get my hands on the new software donated to our office.

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