DOST science week touts Hybrid Road Train

By , on August 6, 2015


Pinoy-made Hybrid Electric Road Train (Contributed photo)
Pinoy-made Hybrid Electric Road Train (Contributed photo)

Department of the Interior and Local Government 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 on 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.

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas with Department of Science and Technology DOST Secretary Mario Montejo
DILG Secretary Mar Roxas with Department of Science and Technology DOST Secretary Mario Montejo

The road test was followed by free demo rides for the public, attracting throngs of excited passengers including neophyte pop/alternative OPM band BOB.

Neophyte pop/alternative OPM band BOB (Contributed photo)
Neophyte pop/alternative OPM band BOB

Made up of five interlinked, airconditioned coaches estimated to serve 650,000 passengers a day when rolled out, the Road Train was one of the biggest attractions of the event.