Tuesday, September 18

Vehicle Repair / Spare Parts Shop Haven in the Philippines

I've been a transport engineer for quite some time but I haven't been informed very much about cars or vehicles. What a big gap in knowledge considering that vehicles constitute one third of the road environment (drivers/human, road, and vehicle)!

But I'm glad that there are opportunities to learn through friends who have been generous and patient in teaching me.

Last July 7, a close friend of mine requested me to accompany him to Banawe Street in Quezon City to have his car's windshield be repaired. This I've gladly agreed to join him.

I was amazed seeing a haven of vehicle repair and spare parts shops on both sides of the street. Going there on a Saturday even emphasized booming business that caters to the needs of vehicle users. The four lane road became a two-way road only since vehicles being repaired were lined up along side street. My friend said that if a car needed some repairs then this place is where car owners would definitely go to.

Repair, vehicle window tint and shading, etc. Name it! Everything you'll ever need can be found there. Excellent mechanics are also available in this place. Be careful though that you approach someone who knows well about the specific car part you want to be repaired.

Photos of Banawe Street during our visit can be found here.

Wednesday, April 11

NLEX Toll Fees (Balintawak Gate)

Here is the latest NLEX toll fees at Balintawak Toll Plaza for its closed system. This was obtained last April 5, 2012.

Hope you enjoy your travels! Keep safe!

Friday, January 6

2012 SCTEX Toll Fees

Here's the authorized toll fees for SCTEX 
(source: http://www.bcda.gov.ph/file_attachments/0000/3045/Matrix_Adjustment_for_SCTEX_Effective_Jan_1_2011.pdf)

Drive safely and happy trip!!!

Monday, January 2

Student Conference on Transportation Research 2012: Call for Abstracts


Organized by

Civil Engineering Department
De La Salle University-Manila

Date: March 30, 2012 (Friday)
Venue: Room 407/408, Yuchengco Building, De La Salle University-Manila

Registration is Free

Objectives of the conference:
1.    To encourage the conduct of transportation research among institutions of higher learning both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
2.    To provide a venue for research presentations and discussions for students were they can interact with practitioners, professionals and researchers in the field of transportation.

Important Dates:

Deadline of Abstract Submission: January 16, 2012
Notice of Acceptance of Abstract: January 20, 2012

Deadline of Full Paper Submission: February 17, 2012
Comments from Reviewers/Referees: March 2, 2012

Deadline of Revised Full Paper Submission: March 19, 2012

About the Abstract:

1.    Abstracts should be limited to 200 words.
2.    Include the title, names of all authors, full postal and email addresses and contact numbers of all the authors.
3.    Provide three-five key words. Please see the sample abstract format.

About the Full Paper:

1.    Please see format.

Please E-mail your Abstract/Full paper to: amfillone@gmail.com, gmesh_ph@yahoo.com

Sunday, January 1

2012 Transport and Traffic

Dear avid readers,

Happy New Year!!!

Last 2011 has been a year of challenges as well as improvements in the transport sector. A year to tear down (U-turns) and to build up (motorcycle lanes). A total of 20 posts were published here related to transport or traffic. Last year marked more knowledge as Engineer Einjel was given a great opportunity to observe the transportation system of Korea, experienced working, and many more. Being at the forefront of research and developments give glimpses of what to expect in 2012 and the coming years.

Cheers! Bring it on 2012! May you able to enjoy the good things as well.

Engineer Einjel