Monday, March 20, 2017


Saint Louis University held a Research Forum on Transportation Planning last March 19, 2017(Sunday) at the Otto Hahn Building, Saint Louis University (SLU), Baguio City. The forum was attended by a total of 72 participants with students and faculty coming from various universities in Baguio and Pangasinan such as University of the Cordilleras, Pangasinan State University, and Saint Louis University. Officials of the local government units (LGU) of Baguio city also graced the forum with their presence.

Participants of the Transport forum at SLU

The forum presented numerous transportation studies that are currently being conducted in Baguio city by undergraduate students of De La Salle University and offshore graduate student scholars funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The participants were welcomed by SLU – School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) Dean, Dr. Cynthia Posadas followed by SLU professor, Dr. Mark de Guzman.

Student Presentations

The titles of the research presentations are as follows:
DLSU Undergraduate Students
Charterizing Provincial Bus Operation in Baguio City by Agustin, Natividad, Villamar, and Lim (DLSU students)
Introducing Aerial Ropeway Transit (ART) System in Baguio City by A. Mendoza, M. Mendoza, Sanchez, and Estrella (DLSU students)
Pedestrianization of Baguio City by Agustin, Buhay, Gilbuena, and Reyes (DLSU students)
Characterizing Taxi Service Operation in Baguio City by Pascual, Asprer, Funa and Torres (DLSU students)
MSCE Offshore Program
Public Utililty Jeepney Supply and Demand Analysis in Baguio City by Engr. Lovely L. Ranosa
Providers’and Users’ Assessment of Public Transport and Facilities, Baguio City by Engr. Lovely L. Ranosa
Tourism Accessibility Planning in Sagada and Banaue by Engr. John Nicholas S. Baldo

Forum Attendance

President of the Transportation Science Society of the Philippines and DLSU civil engineering faculty, Dr. Alexis Fillone, also presented a transportation planning tool, DYNAMEQ, and its application to Baguio City. Dr. Fillone is the thesis adviser of both Engr. Ranosa and Engr. Baldo. The forum yielded fruitful discussions and the LGUs were happy with the ongoing transport research studies being conducted in their city. The exposure of transportation studies gave students a better understanding of the transportation planning field and made them interested in the field of transportation planning and engineering. 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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