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PPJ Vol. XVII No. 1 1985-03: The LRT as a Component of Metro Manila’s Transport Systems

The article presents a brief description of the more important aspects of the voluminous transport data collected for the studies undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) through the recent years. These studies include those conducted for the Metro Manila Urban Transport Improvement Project (MMUTIP), Traffic Engineering and Management Office (TEAM), JICA Update of Manila Studies on Urban Transport (JUMSUT), and Metro Manila Urban Transportation Strategy Planning Project (MMUTSTRAP) Parts A, B1 and B2, among others. The discussions are generally categorized into the various transport systems - highway, road based public transport, and Metrorail. A section on the Philippine National Railway is also briefly inserted with a conclusion on the country’s need for rail transit.

UP-School of Urban and Regional Planning
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Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Selected Officials of; infrastructure; road; transportation; infrastructure development;
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