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DORTS Hosts “Searching for MRT Routes in Taipei” Event to Seek Out Shortcuts between Travel Nodes in Eastern Taipei
In order to gain an understanding of residents' requirements for MRT routes in Taipei, DORTS is holding an open house activity with the theme of "Searching for MRT Routes in Taipei." Participants are invited to draw connections between "missing links" in the MRT network using hand held pens to seek out the shortest routes between travel nodes in eastern Taipei City. The event is being held from August 29 to 31 and September 5 to 7 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in booths set up at MRT Xihu Station exit 2, in front of the Neihu Costco, at MRT Songshan Station exit 5, MRT Taipei City Hall Station exit 2, MRT Taipei 101/World Trade Center Station exit 4, and MRT Wanfang Hospital Station in order to solicit public opinions. The event will also be held on the Internet from August 28 to September 15 so that residents who are unable to participate in person can still have an opportunity provide their valuable input.
DORTS emphasized that this event aims at collecting public opinions regarding MRT routes in eastern Taipei and along the North-South corridor. This is because the lines of urban development in Taipei City are gradually migrating eastward and are gradually shifting from densely populated areas to newly emerging areas in the east of the city, including Xinyi, Songshan, and Neihu, and MRT development is being adjusted and expanded in accordance with this urban development. The convenience of the MRT network not only decreases interpersonal distances but also provides Taipei City with ever-changing nourishment. Currently, the Taipei MRT network integrates planning from years ago, and if today residents have the opportunity, they are cordially invited to make an effort in contributing to the future of the MRT network.
DORTS further explained, at event sites and on the event website (http://mores.com.tw/survey1708) or through a QR code that can be scanned on mobile devices (for more details please refer to the event posters), after completing the questionnaire, participants will have an opportunity to have a lucky draw to win a NT$500 7-11 gift certificate (approximately 100 are available). City residents are invited to actively participate and make an effort together to contribute to the future of Taipei's transportation environment.