As part of its innovative approach to infrastructure development, one of the projects envision is a solution to Metro Manila’s traffic problem without competing for road space. The company shall introduce the Metro AIRJeepney (MAJ). It is a type of aerial transportation mode in which passengers are transported in a cabin that is suspended and pulled by cables. The use of cable cars in the urban environment has already gained worldwide attention, and it is now used as a public transit mode in several terrain-constrained urban areas around the world.
Mega Manila will be the latest to embrace the aerial ropeway technology considering it is the only fastest industrial solution to the grueling transport problem that has beset the country for more than 20 years. As an integral part of the Mega Manila mass rapid transit systems, the Metro AirJeepney (MAJ) Cable Car System will be the game changer that will drastically unclog the highways at the same time promote the Government’s campaign to bring the old jeepneys out to the provinces thereby solving current and future transport problems. Since the aerial ropeways to be used in the MAJ Cable Car System are short distance transit technology with a typical line segment not exceeding 5kms, the separate segments will be cascaded to obtain longer lengths with the number of cabins on the lines varied to maintain the daily system capacity.
Since the MAJ Cable Car System can be deployed rapidly in a short period of time as compared to ground based transport system, the riding public can enjoy the benefit of comfortable riding earlier ahead while the ground based transport systems are still under construction. Moreover, with the lower cost of construction and installation of the aerial ropeways system, which is about 25% of the cost of building ground transport highways, more ropeways system can be deployed in wider areas in shorter built-up time.
Penson and Company Inc. in partnership with Doppelmayr/Garaventa, world leader in Innovative transport systems, will be developing the pioneering MAJ Cable Car System in addressing the unique urban environment in the Philippines. With the use of advance ropeway systems technology, the problem of commuting and traveling within Metro Manila and the adjacent provinces will greatly be eased.
An unsolicited BOT Project Proposal has been submitted to the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) in March 2018 and we await the evaluation from the DOTr to commence the second phase.
To transport 10,000 passengers/hour (5,000 in each direction), you need: