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Thursday, October 24, 2019

San Miguel Corp. President Ramon Ang offered to build elevated highway around Baguio City

Baguio City Mayor Benjie Magalong talks to SMC president Ramon Ang on the proposal to build elevated highway in the city. Photo Courtesy || Benjie Magalong FB page &
Cordillera - San Miguel Corporation (SMC) had a proposal to solve the worsening traffic situation on Baguio's main roads.

Mayor Benjie Magalong on Thursday said the SMC president Ramon Ang has expressed his interest to build an elevated highway around the city.

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In addition, Ang also said that he is interested to operate and manage the Loakan Airport. 

"RSA expressed interest to operate and manage the Loakan Airport and offered to build an elevated highway "traffic reliever" around the city", Magalong wrote in his official FB page.

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The country's biggest food, drinks and infrastructure conglomerate will use its technical experts to prepare the design and will submit it to Mayor Magalong in due time. 

The local government of Baguio is open to any recommendation and doable solutions on how to effectively and efficiently address the traffic problems of the city so that residents and tourists will not suffer from the effect of monstrous traffic jams around the city. 

Transportation secretary Arthur Tugade earlier this month had also offered a proposal to build a cable car system from Pugo, La Union to Baguio. 

Here is a sample of an elevated expressway, the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10.

The Department of Transportation also offered to help the local government to set up a monorail line from La Trinidad to the city. 

READ ALSO: Department of Transportation eyes to build cable car system from Pugo, La Union to Baguio

Many believed that Baguio will soon be dead if nothing is done to address these problems. 


Thursday, October 3, 2019

First Cable Car System in the country to be built in La-Union, Baguio and Benguet

Cordillera - In an effort to ease the worsening traffic situation in the city of Pines, the Department of Transportation proposed to the city of government of Baguio a cable car system that would run from Pugo, La Union to Baguio. 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said that DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade offered the city to enter into a memorandum of agreement to pursue the proposed cable car system during an Executive-Legislative meeting on Sept. 23.

The cable car system would the be the first in the country and would greatly ease the traffic congestion in the city of Baguio.

A conceptual design for the proposed project will be first provided to the city for review prior to going into a final agreement, according to Baguio City official website.

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This week, the city council has approved a resolution that authorize city mayor Benjamin B. Magalong to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the DOTr for the conduct of study on the development of a cable car system.

The said cable car will interconnect ajoining municipalities such as La Union Tublay, Sablan, Itogon and La Trinidad.

In addition to the cable car system, DOTr also offered the city of Baguio the construction its first monorail system which will operate from La Trinidad, Benguet to Baguio.

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The monorail project with an estimated cost of over P5 Billion pesos would run from the provincial capital to SM City Baguio passing through the central business district. 

Photo Courtesy ||

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

US firm eyed Solar-Powered Cable car transport in Baguio City

Cordillera - A local construction firm affiliated with a US-based solar-powered surface transportation system manufacturer has offered to conduct a feasibility study on the viability of running a solar-powered cable cars in the city. 

According to Aileen Refuerzo, city information office chief, Mayor Mauricio Domogan had received an unsolicited proposal from Ryanx Construction and General Services, a local representative of US-based firm Transit X LLC to conduct the said study. 

Domogan welcomed the proposal made by Rufino Barinan, chairman of the firm and had tasked the city legal office to draft a memorandum of agreement for the study that would be done at no cost to the city.

The study that will be conducted by the local firm will include the identification of suitable areas for the alternative transport and acquisition of right-of-way easements and air rights. 

It will also include the environmental impact assessment of the project, as well as the effect on the livelihood of public utility vehicle operators in the city.

According to Transit X website, the solar-powered cable transport is a "fully-automated transportation network with high-capacity interchanges and stops that provide fast and wait-free travel." 

"Pods, each carrying a single passenger or up to a family of five, quietly cruise above traffic under a narrow tract. Destinations are entered via smart phone or kiosk prior to boarding. Passengers board pods at stops that are as convenient as taxi or bus stops. A pod takes off and cruises nonstop until landing at the destination."

If the proposal will push forward up to its construction, Baguio City will be the first in northern Luzon to have established an eco-friendly cable car transport. 
source || PNA

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