The Roadmap for Transport Infrastructure Development for Metro Manila and its Surrounding Areas (Region III and Region IV-A) was conducted in response to NEDA’s request for assistance in formulating a comprehensive roadmap for transport development covering Metro Manila and the two adjoining regions of Central Luzon and CALABARZON. It is intended to guide the NEDA Infrastructure Committee in its deliberations on the contents and priorities of a short-term (2014 to 2016) and a medium-term (2017-2022) transport investment program or TRIP.

Accordingly, the short-term transport investment program (TRIP) translates the goals of the Philippine Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 into specific projects in the transport sector. Investing massively – to as much as 5% of GDP – in infrastructure is one of the five key strategies to achieve this Plan. In the last decade or more, the country as a whole had been under-investing (~2% of GDP) in infrastructure.

The key transport agencies involved in the Study have compiled a long list of projects. It provided a take-off for the Study, as well as a plethora of development and sectoral master plans – many of which had been crafted (but largely remained un-implemented) with technical assistance from international donors. In anticipation of future growth and problems, the Study produced a transportation roadmap for the sustainable development.

The Study area is as follows:
• Greater Capital Region (GCR): the three regions of the National Capital Region or Metro Manila, Region III, and Region IV-A;
• Mega Manila: Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna; and
• Metro Manila: 17 towns (16 cities and 1 municipality)

The study was implemented from March 2013 to March 2014 in close coordination with the NEDA infrastructure staff. Key consultations were held with leaders of NEDA, DPWH, DOTC, MMDA as well as with other relevant government and private entities.

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Source: Infrastructure Staff