Friday, September 23, 2016

Taiwan to start building home-grown light rail

focustaiwan : "Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The goal of the project for a light rail system serving New Taipei's Tamsui District is to upgrade Taiwan's rail industry by building trains locally for the new rail system, the city's Department of Rapid Transit Systems said Tuesday."
Taiwan is already known for it's bike-sharing success and good bus service with many low-price and free buses. Now it will take another step toward energy independence by making its own light rail trains. Along with its falling birth rate, this will make Taiwan a world leader in ending energy waste and achieving gentle degrowth.

Friday, June 10, 2016


Social Enterprise Insights: "過了一百年,各大城市終於了解到:街道應該是為了「人」而設計,而非汽車"

Dragon Boat traffic vehicle count up 5% in Taiwan

The China Post: "TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Traffic conditions on the nation's freeways hit bottlenecks on Thursday as vacationers took to the roads to celebrate the extended Dragon Boat Festival weekend holiday. Government figures estimate that more than 2.6 million vehicles used national highways, a 5-percent increase from 2015."

Saturday, May 7, 2016

English list of free buses in Taipei

遭疑降票價救民調 柯文哲:是救公共運輸 | 要聞 | 聯合新聞網 : "台北市長柯文哲昨天拋出捷運票價應調降,外界質疑是為救民調。他今天表示,「降價是為了救公共運輸,和那個沒關係」,台北捷運公司正在草擬計畫,將朝搭越多折扣越多來走。"

Taipei Mayor falls into trap advocating lower rail fares instead of bus fares. He is trying to do the right thing, but the profiteers of oil, autos, and sprawl will try to manipulate and defame him.