The iconic yellow jeepneys that go round the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus known as “UP ikot” may soon have to coexist with an electric monorail system. A 465-meter monorail test track 6.1 meters high has already been constructed from CP Garcia Avenue to Jacinto Street along the College of Fine Arts. Two monorail cars arrived at the site on Sunday, November 25. Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo said the monorail system or the Automated Guideway Transite System, a locally developed transportation system, could soon be the “future of mass transport systems made by Filipinos.” A joint project between the Department of Science and Technology and UP Diliman, the test track is expected to become operational this December.
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