Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Taiwan people love free buses!

Taipei Times: "Traffic near the Yuanshan Bus Station (圓山轉運站) in Taipei was severely disrupted yesterday morning when thousands of people tried to get free tickets for a bus trip to Yilan County.
The special offer was provided by freeway operator Kuo Kuang Motor Transport (國光客運), which was scheduled to launch three new bus routes via Freeway No. 5 to Yilan, Toucheng (頭城) and Nanfangao (南方澳) in Yilan County yesterday. To attract customers for the new bus routes, the bus company allowed people to board the bus free of charge for three days, from yesterday until tomorrow."

Sunday, October 9, 2016

仿照YouBike 北市公共電動機車租借上路 - 中時電子報

仿照YouBike 北市公共電動機車租借上路 - 中時電子報: "台灣機車族多,台北市繼YouBike公共自行車服務後,再推公共電動機車租借服務We Mo,民眾下載APP就可以在路上隨機租車,今天起在台北市3大行政區提供200台供民眾搶先試用,而價錢方面,前10分鐘收費25塊,但目前只限安卓系統的手機能使用,蘋果手機用戶要等11月底租借系統才會上線。"

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."