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Mayor Attends Inauguration Ceremony for Taipei-Keelung Shuttle Service

On March 20, Mayor Ko Wen-je and his Keelung City counterpart Lin Yu-chang attended the inauguration ceremony for the Keelung City Shuttle Service Route 2088.
During his address, Ko praised Lin for being a man of action. The mayor of Keelung first mentioned the case upon his election to office and took the initiative to communicate the need with the Ministry of Transportation and Communication. The vision has become a reality within a year, thanks to efforts from all sides, including Taipei City.
Ko remarked that both Keelung and Taipei belong to the Greater Capital Living Sphere, with over tens of thousands of people commuting between the two municipalities. Today, the new shuttle service helps to bring the Greater Capital Living Sphere closer together. He joked that the shuttle service is more convenient than the High Speed Rail after noticing the free WiFi service and sockets for AC adaptors onboard the bus.
He added that the speedy transit provided by the shuttle allows passengers from Keelung to reach MRT Taipei City Hall Station for transferring to other public transportation means within a short period of time.
At the end of his speech, Ko said that the residents of Keelung should thank their mayor for his efforts, and Taipei City wishes to express its gratitude to Metropolitan Transport Corporation for the company’s support. The new shuttle route serves both Keelung and Taipei residents. He called upon the public to utilize public transportation to help reduce traffic jams and carbon emission.
Mayor Lin added that the new bus route will provide an extra option for those traveling between Keelung and Taipei City Hall Bus Station. Furthermore, the bus will also stop at site of the future Keelung Aquarium.