Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas joined Secretary of Science and Technology Mario Montejo for a test ride of the Hybrid Road Train during the opening ceremonies of the Department of Science of Technology’s (DOST) National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) last Friday, July 24.

The Hybrid Road Train has five coaches, four of which can accommodate 60 passengers each. It features all Filipino-made materials and is environmentally friendly, as it runs on a diesel and electric-powered generator and battery.

Roxas added that the Hybrid Road Train’s automotive parts were taken from bus parts rather than from train parts, which would make repairs easier.

Roxas also revealed that in his talks with Montejo, they discussed the possible deployment of the Hybrid Road Trains in Metro Manila’s major thoroughfares, such as EDSA, Roxas Boulevard, Taft, and Quezon Boulevard.

The DILG chief expressed his excitement for the project, but admitted that it could use a few more improvements.

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