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  taipei taiwan-taipei.com
Taipei is located in the Taipei basin the northern part of Taiwan.
Taipei is not only Taiwan's governmental center but also the countries center of culture and commerce.
As it is for Taipei's citizens so it is for their industry, the mainstream industry in Taipei Taiwan is based on the electronic and computer industry.
www.taiwan-taipei.com /taipei_city_tip/taipei.html   (664 words)

  Taipei 101 - SkyscraperPage.com
Taipei 101 was opened to the public on December 31, 2004.
Taipei 101, whose pinnacle reached full height on Oct. 9, 2003, is currently the official world's tallest building in the categories of highest structurally, highest roof, and highest occupied floor.
A 900-ton tuned mass damper is installed on the 87th floor to counter earthquakes and typhoons.
www.skyscraperpage.com /cities/?buildingID=18   (343 words)

  Taipei article - Taipei Taipei County flag logo Capital Xinyi Area Ranked 16 25 271.7997 - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei was a temporary capical of the province before it became the official one in 1894.
Taipei was also the capital of Taiwan Province until the 1960s when that was moved to Jhongsing Village.
Taipei 101 is a new financial center in Taipei.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Taipei   (1028 words)

 Mass Rapid Transit - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a general synonym for public transportation, often equated to metro systems.
The Bangkok Metro is operated by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) and is consequently occasionally referred to as the "MRT".
MTR, the Mass Transit Railway of Hong Kong
www.free-definition.com /MRT.html   (84 words)

 Taipei City
Taipei City lying at the center of Taipei Basin in northern part of Taiwan is surrounded by picturesque mountains on three sides.
In 1920 when Taipei began transforming itself into a modern city, this area was virtually a rural town with not more than four hundred thousand residents.
Taipei is, as well the home of major world class multinational giants and many foreign residents.
www.geocities.com /fanyenchang/Taipei.html   (1057 words)

 Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) is an underground metro system currently under construction in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Completion is scheduled for sometime in December 2006, however recent accidents during construction have led some to queston whether such a time frame is indeed feasible.
Mass Rapid Transit Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government (http://www.kcg.gov.tw/~mtbu/english/)
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kaohsiung_Rapid_Transit   (174 words)

There are several bus routes to choose from and operate between CKS Airport and Taipei City including downtown Taipei and the Grand Hyatt, Select the bus which best servers your destinations,
From 6.00 am to11.00 pm, airport shuttle buses frequently shuttle between CKS Airport and Taipei Railway Station.
However, very few drivers speak English, so always have your destination written down in Chinese or show this map guide to the driver to indicate where you are heading before starting out.
www.computextaipei.com.tw /UserFiles/File/trans/info/Transportation.htm   (560 words)

 Taipei City -- Introduction
Taipei City is located in the valley of the Tanshui River in northern Taiwan.
The significant population growth in Greater Taipei is the result of people moving to the city in search for better economic and educational opportunities in the past several decades.
Its achievement is a gigantic Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network, which is connected to the city's bus services.
www.taiwan.com.au /Envtra/Taipei/report01.html   (596 words)

 rapid transit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Rapid transit systems are generally considered to be mass transit systems, capable of moving large numbers of passengers in a single train.
The principal problem to be solved in an urban rapid transit system is that of providing extra capacity to handle the volume of traffic during the morning and evening rush hours without unreasonable delays.
Basically a rapid transit train consists of a number of electrically powered, self-propelled cars, each of which draws electricity from a “third rail” that runs near the tracks.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0841157.html   (675 words)

 Mass Rapid Transit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Mass Rapid Transit is used by the following specific metro systems, either as an official name or otherwise:
the alternative name of the Taipei Rapid Transit System.
This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mass_Rapid_Transit   (105 words)

 Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit at AllExperts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit System (Traditional Chinese: 高雄大眾捷運系統 ;also known as the KMRT, KRT) is an underground metro system currently under construction in the metropolitan area of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The provisional office of the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation was established by the locally based China Steel Corporation in February 1999, which lodged an application to invest in the project following the solicitation of the Kaohsiung Municipal Government.
Following the public appraisal of the applications by the Kaohsiung Municipal Government, the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation was selected on May 26, 1999 as one of the shortlisted applicants.
en.allexperts.com /e/k/ka/kaohsiung_mass_rapid_transit.htm   (864 words)

 Bradmans ASIA / PACIFIC 2005 - Taipei   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei is the bustling centre of Taiwan's commerce, government and culture.
Taipei's citizens are avid travellers and maintain a keen interest in other peoples and cultures.
Although Typhoon Nari inundated areas of Taipei in 2001, Taiwan's capital city was, and is usually, spared extensive damage thanks to the ring of mountains that encircle it.
www.bradmans.com /asia/taipei   (2865 words)

 Government Urged To Promote WiFi | NetStumbler.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei City has the largest coverage, which includes the Xinyi District and 30 mass rapid transit (MRT) stations.
The Taipei City Government plans to bring the service to 50 percent of the population by the end of this month and 90 percent by the end of next year.
Taipei Deputy Mayor King Pu-tsung, who attended the forum, said the city government's goal is to first expand the coverage to bring in a critical mass of users.
www.netstumbler.com /2005/06/23/government_urged_to_promote_wifi   (574 words)

 Youth travel in Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei 101, which was opened last year, is the tallest building in the world.
Taipei is also the only metropolis in the world that has a national park.
Taipei 's mass rapid transit system makes all tourist spots easily accessible and connects various kinds of recreational activities.
youthtravel.tw /web/destinations/cities_taipei.php?cno=1   (144 words)

 City Guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei’s street numbering system can be confusing, the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT) has four lines and covers major shopping areas in the city and some touring spots.
Taipei is a gourmet’s paradise and boasts arguably the most varied choice of Chinese food in the world.
One of Taipei’s oldest haunts and a favourite with government officials, is Hsiulan (5-4, Lane 198, Hsinyi Rd, Section 2).
www.businesstravelerusa.com /cityGuides.php?cityID=51   (709 words)

 ASIACRYPT 2003 Local Infomation
Taipei is located in northern Taiwan, covering 271.77 square kilometers, with a population of over two million.
Taipei is the political, economic, educational and recreational center of the country with large numbers of significant cultural sights located throughout the city.
Taipei is geographically compact with plentiful taxis, buses and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).
www.iacr.org /conferences/ac2003/mirror/localinfo.html   (569 words)

 Economic department ECON 166
Taipei is the main axis from north to south.
CKS International Airport in Taoyuan County is Taipei's main gateway and is a 40-minute ride which links all traveling from domestic or abroad.
The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) is very efficient and is the only rapid transit system in the country.
www.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/econ166/taipei.htm   (356 words)

 Taipei Times - archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Taipei City Government has announced punishments for those it believes responsible for the breakdowns that have dogged the recent openings of two new MRT lines; skeptics say the punishment is more symbolic than real
The disciplinary measure was regarded as light in the wake of an announcement last week that the heads of the construction and operations arms of the transit system could lose their jobs.
Taipei City Government spokesperson Chin Pu-tsung (金溥聰) said on Dec. 27 that the mayor was considering a list of those responsible for the problems, and that Chiang and Li -- whose names were on the list -- could be replaced at the discretion of the mayor.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/archives/2000/01/05/0000018345/print   (610 words)

 Asia Times -
TAIPEI - The department of rapid transit systems under the Taipei city government signed an agreement on Monday with Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries to build 55 electrical multiple units (EMUs) for the Taipei mass rapid transit (MRT) systems.
According to department of rapid transit systems (DORTS) regulations, the EMUs must be delivered in five shipments between Oct. 1, 2005, and April 1, 2009.
The new carriages will be used on existing MRT lines as well as several new MRT lines scheduled for completion between 2008 and 2009, including the Pitan branch line, the Hsinchuang-Luchou line and the extended section of the current Nankang-Panchiao line.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Japan/EI24Dh02.html   (324 words)

 Taipei 101 Building Photos and Facts
Taipei 101 now holds the title of the world's tallest building measured to the roof, replacing the Sears Tower.
Taipei 101 exceeded the structural height of Petronas Tower 1 and Petronas Tower 2 in late August of 2003.
Taipei's Mayor Ma Ying-jeou fastened a golden bolt to signify the official top-out of the tower at a ceremony held on October 17, 2003.
www.chinatownconnection.com /taipei-101.htm   (635 words)

Taipei 101 - Taipei 101, in the Hsinyi dist., Taipei, Taiwan; also known as the Taipei Financial Center.
Taipei's new convention center to host ASTA 1991 congress; one of four major facilities making up the city's World Trade Center.
Taipei hotels block 4,800 rooms for delegates to 61st congress.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0847652.html   (434 words)

 Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Developing public rapid transit systems in urban areas is one of the government's foremost transportation policies.
The Red and Orange lines of Kaohsiung's rapid transit system are being built and operated by private investors on a BOT basis.
A financing plan for the Taipei Mass Rapid Tansit system's ring line (15.8 kilometers) and a planning report for the CKS airport connecting line (51.5 kilometers) have been submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval.
investintaiwan.nat.gov.tw /en/env/transport   (457 words)

 Bomb Found at Taipei Mass Rapid Transit System
Bomb Found at Taipei Mass Rapid Transit System
Workers on a construction site for the Neihu Line of Taipei's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system found another unexploded bomb yesterday, the second one in a week.
Police said workers found the giant bomb while digging a passageway between the Songshan Airport and the Songshan MRT station, prompting police to seal off the area.
chinatownconnection.com /taipei-mass-rapid-transit.htm   (163 words)

 Title page for etd-0620102-234844
The objective of this thesis is to perform the AC/DC load flow and harmonic analysis for the power supply system of mass rapid transit (MRT) system.
According to the computer simulation of stochastic harmonic load flow analysis, the mean value and standard deviation of voltage harmonic distortion are derived.
The Taipei MRT system is selected for simulation to solve the peak and off peak load of target year, bus voltage and power demand, and the harmonic current injection of traction substation.
etd.lib.nsysu.edu.tw /ETD-db/ETD-search/view_etd?URN=etd-0620102-234844   (270 words)

 Taiwan Country Guide - Travel - Internal - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Train tickets can be purchased at many major hotels in Taipei, as well as at the main railway station.
An unfinished Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, a monorail train, serves Taipei and its suburbs.
Metered taxis are available in Taipei; tipping is not expected, but it is starting to come into practice.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/twn/twn100.asp?TravelMenu=Down   (265 words)

In the morning rush hour on June 3, the single operating Mucha line of Taipei's mass rapid transit system froze up completely.
That was just one of the things that got Taipei residents fuming this month.
But Taipei's Department of Rapid Transit Systems says the French trains have several flaws, including faulty brakes on 46 cars.
www.asiaweek.com /asiaweek/96/0621/nat7.html   (658 words)

 Urban Transport Technology - Taipei Metro and Road Network, Taiwan
The line will serve the suburban areas of Taipei City; it is currently planned to run VAL type trains on elevated rails and continue for 34.8km through 31 stations.
The tunnels are mostly constructed by the cut and cover method, since the geology of the Taipei area precludes conventional tunnelling.
This new highway is to link the county of Ilan in northeastern Taiwan to the metropolitan area of Taipei.
www.urbantransport-technology.com /projects/taipei   (1622 words)

 Taipei Prepares for New Mass-Transit Infrastructure
The 6 million residents of bustling Taipei in Taiwan can look forward to a series of new mass transit systems over the next few years as 88 km of networks finally come into operation.
Preparations to establish the Taipei Rapid Transit Systems (TRTS) got underway back in 1986 and were soon followed by the 1987 establishment of the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) for the specific task of managing this US$18 billion project.
Taiwan's rapid economic growth coupled with the increasing prosperity of its citizens (over $10,000 per capita income in 1996) have brought increasing traffic congestion to Taipei's streets.
www.jrtr.net /jrtr16/f40_taipei.html   (881 words)

 Taiwan Yearbook 2004
In March 2004, a total of 125 correspondents and photographers representing 72 foreign mass media organizations from 14 countries and areas were stationed in Taiwan.
They are concentrated in Taipei and are generally small, focusing on economics, finance, and the stock market.
Voice of Taipei (VOT) 臺北之音 targets listeners in the 25-40 age group with programming including music from 1980 to 1997, news on the hour, and short industry news sessions for specific target audiences.
ecommerce.taipeitimes.com /yearbook2004/P255.htm   (4356 words)

 Otis Secures $10 Million Contract For Taiwan Transit Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
TAIPEI, Taiwan (March 16, 2004) -- Otis Elevator Company has been awarded a contract valued at US$10 million to supply and install 145 escalators and elevators for Taipei’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.
The 96 Otis escalators and 49 elevators will be installed in 12 stations and a maintenance depot on the new Neihu line.
Alan Cheung, president of Tatung Otis in Taiwan, said, “We are pleased to have this opportunity to support the Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) and Kung Sing Corporation in this important project.
www.otis.com /news/newsdetail/0,1368,CLI38_NID18185_RES1,00.html   (337 words)

 Lonely Planet's Guide to Taipei
Taipei is a boisterous and expensive city, and it lets you know it.
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Taipei's underground railway system, has helped unclog streets and reduce pollution.
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aolsvc.travel.aol.com /travel/lonely_planet/asia/taipei/index.html   (273 words)

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