Monday, March 20, 2017


The first ever Research Forum on Transportation Planning was held in the PHINMA University of Pangasinan (UPang) last March 17, 2017. It was attended by third and fourth year civil engineering students of the University taking up Surveying and Highway Engineering, respectively. Students and staff of De La Salle University from the transportation engineering division presented their ongoing transporation studies for Dagupan City.


President of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP) and DLSU civil engineering faculty, Dr. Alexis Fillone, was also present in the event and gave an overview of the forum. In addition, the Dean of the College of Engineering for UPang, Engr. John Zamora, presented his ongoing graduate thesis, being part of the Commission on Higher Education offshore graduate program with Dr. Fillone as his adviser.

Engr. John Zamora presenting his study

The titles of the research presentations are as follows:
Characteristics of Trips Attracted to Malls, Dagupan City by Chichioco, Fan, Roncal and Que (DLSU students)
Characteristics of Trips Attracted to Schools, Dagupan City by Deluria, Gonzales, Sazon and Sortijas (DLSU students)
Comparison of Trips Attracted to Malls and Schools by Engr. John Zamora
Dynamic Traffic Assignment Application to Dagupan City by Engr. Kervin Lucas

DLSU undergraduate students presenting their thesis

The focus of the forum was to provide insights and ideas to students who wants to pursue transportation planning and engineering as their chosen field of specialization in civil engineering. The forum was considered to be a success as many students are now interested in the transportation field. The opening of two fields of specialization major in structural engineering and transportation engineering will start in UPang next year (2018). The forum was sponsored by the School of Engineering and Architecture of UPang, the Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research (CESDR) of DLSU and the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP).

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