Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Mar Roxas joins Department of Science and Technology (DOST) secretary Mario Montejo aboard the proudly Pinoy-made Hybrid Electric Road Train for a short road test during the opening day of the recent 2015 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
Designed and constructed by engineers from DOST?s Metals Industry Research and Development Center, the road train was developed in response to today?s mass transportation dilemma.
Roxas and Montejo discussed possible deployment of the vehicle in EDSA, Roxas Boulevard, Taft Avenue, and Quezon Boulevard. The road test was followed by free demo rides for the public. Made up of five interlinked and airconditioned coaches, the road train is estimated to serve 650,000 passengers a day when formally rolled out on the road.