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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Kai Yu, Associate Engineer, Industrial Safety Office, Quality Assurance Section Suffian Baharuddin, Chief Executive Officer Rusmala Dewi Raja Affendi, Senior Manager, National Chiao Tung University Network Planning Department Zoolina Mohd Naim, Senior General Manager, Bus William Jen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Trans- Operation portation Technology and Management S. M. Sabri S. M. Ismail, General Manager, Infor- mation Technology Division Taipei City Government Nor Hassan Ismail, Chief Operating Officer, Rail Chi-Wei Lo, Assistant Director, Traffic Engineering Shahril Mokhtar, General Manager, Corporate Plan- Office ning and Strategy APPENDIX C--ABBREVIATIONS Taipei, Taiwan AVM--add-value machine Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. (Taipei Metro) CoMET--Community of Metros CTS--comprehensive transport studies Huel-Sheng Tsay, Ph.D., President EIS--executive information system Sally Kao, Planning Division EMU--electrical multiple unit Otis Sheu, Deputy Manager, Operations Control IC--integrated circuit Center, Train Operations Division ISO--International Organization for Standardization Alex Su, Manager, Quality Assurance Section, Indus- KMB--Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (Hong Kong) trial Safety Division LRT--light rail transit Ya-Fen Huang, Manager, Development and Evalu- LTA--Land Transport Authority (Singapore) ation Section, Planning Division MRT--Mass Rapid Transit system (Singapore) Henry Yang, Director, Train Operations Division MTR--MTR Corp. (Hong Kong) Ching-Shinn Huang, Center Chief, Training Center PDA--personal digital assistant Chen-yu Chen, Planning Department PTC--Public Transport Council (Singapore) Phoebe Lee, Planning Division SMRT--SMRT Corporation (Singapore) Shi-Tsung Chan, Director, Planning Division TCPTO--Taipei City Public Transportation Office Benjamin Kang, Deputy Director, Administration TRTC--Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (Taipei Division Metro) 36

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