Tuesday, November 25, 2014

City real estate too high, gasoline too cheap. Result: sprawl

First-time home buyers flee Greater Taipei - The China Post: "Statistics showed that a total of 7,811 people moved to Keelung — about a 20-25 minute freeway drive to Taipei — in the first nine months of this year, with 71 percent of them coming from either Taipei or New Taipei, the ring that surrounds the capital."

Friday, October 17, 2014

Instead of fighting over energy, why not just stop wasting it

RIGZONE - Taiwan Considers Permanent Armed Ships for Disputed South China Sea Island: "TAIPEI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Taiwan is considering stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials said, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost wholly by China, with Vietnam already dismissing such a plan as "illegal"."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Taiwan Today - New Taipei breaks ground on Tamsui LRS

Taiwan Today - New Taipei breaks ground on Tamsui LRS: "A ground-breaking ceremony for the Tamsui light-rail system was held Sept. 3 in New Taipei City, underscoring local government efforts to enhance districtwide public transportation services."

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Free Pre-Peak Commutes Decrease Rush Hour Crowds

psfk.com : "In a bid to ease the commutes of thousands bustling to use Singapore’s public transit during rush hour, the Ministry of Transport Singapore (MRT) has been offering riders free admission to the transit system early in the morning.

The program has been active for over a year, and has been proven as a success. "

Monday, July 28, 2014

試乘BRT 馬英九:速度與舒適度不輸捷運-旅遊新聞-新浪新聞中心

試乘BRT 馬英九:速度與舒適度不輸捷運-旅遊新聞-新浪新聞中心: "他形容BRT是開到路面來的捷運,因為它像捷運一樣有站外收費、有月台、有行車控制中心、可水平進出的特點;台中市購置54部BRT,尖峰時段3分鐘一班、離峰時段6分鐘一班,有效解決台灣大道塞車問題。"

New Taichung BRT is fare-free for one year

Taipei Times: "The system consists of articulated buses — whose sections are connected by a pivoting point — that can carry up to 120 passengers and, for the most part, travels in a dedicated bus lane.
For the next year, passengers using electronic travel cards such as an EasyCard or iPass can use the blue line for free."