The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said General Santos City in Mindanao is set to test-run the Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) developed by Filipino engineers from the Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC).
The 40-meter long road train is expected to hit the highways of GenSan this October. It successfully concluded its trial run in Cebu City last February 2017.
The train consists of five interlinked air-conditioned coaches that can hold up to 240 passengers per trip and is expected to provide technological solutions to urban transport concerns like traffic congestion of which General Santos City is currently facing.
It is mainly designed for roads and not for rails thus the Hybrid Electric Road Train (HERT) only run a maximum speed of 50kph.