Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DLSU Students & Faculty at 7th ATRANS- Bangkok

DLSU Participants

DLSU TRE students and faculty presented papers at the The 7th Asian Transportation Research Society (ATRANS) Symposium with the theme " “Transportation for a Better Life”" was held in Bangkok, Thailand on August 22, 2014. The paper presented are shown below:
 7th ATRANS Symposium Presenters
Truck Ban in the City of Manila and Port Congestion
Dr. Alexis M. Fillone
Assessment of the On-street Parking Management in Ermita Malate, Philippines
Ms. Judylyn C. Valdez
Developing a Public Transit Scheduling Tool for Metro Manila Bus Operators
Mr. Raymund Abad

Current Bus Service Operating Characteristics Along EDSA, Metro Manila
Mr. Kristoffer Ian Daniel Z.

The Panay-Guimaras Negros Bridge Project: An Initial Assessment
Engr. Nicanor Jr. R. Roxas

Mode Choice Analysis of Urban Trips in Iloilo City
Mr. Frederick Lloyd A. Sosuan
Mode Shifting Behavior of Bus Passengers to Rail System under Improved Rail Operations
Ms. Germaine Ann C. Dilay
Developing the Traffic Analysis Zones of Iloilo City by Means of Political and Land use Boundaries for Urban Transport Planning Purposes
Mr. Rico Chiu, Mr. Lawrence Chua, Ms. Gizelle Lim, Mr. Marco Salcedo
Impact Assessment of Traffic Management Measures in the Vicinity of De La Salle University - Manila
Ms. Danica Carpio, Mr. Joshua Chua, Analyn Dela Pena, Kervin Lucas, De La Salle University - Manila

Dr. Alexis Fillone receives a token from ATRANS organizer
The symposium was composed of three parts. The first part consisted of a series of speakers and the awarding of poster making and essay writing contest in the high school division. These creative outputs were also displayed outside the conference room and were to be viewed by the participants of the conference. The theme of the posters and essays is in line with the ASEAN integration and the role of transportation in making this significant change happen. The posters showed the different countries that are part of the integration and all the modes of transportation that are available in these places. After the awarding of the poster making and essay writing competition and the series of discussion by the speakers, the symposium proceeded to the second part of the event – the young research forum.
The young research forum was composed of about 60 presenters that were divided to 3 session rooms. These presenters underwent research review prior to attending the symposium. Only qualified papers were allowed to present in the forum. The first stage of the qualification process is the submission of abstracts. Once the abstracts were submitted, a response from ATRANS was received. Following the notice of abstract acceptance is the research paper submission that will also undergo peer review. An email of paper acceptance was then to be received upon ATRANS approval of the submitted paper. On the day of the conference, presenters from different ASEAN countries took part on the forum. Watching the presentation of each presenter enabled the audience to get a glimpse of the transportation system present in their respective countries.

- by Germaine Ann Dilay

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