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.