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Senior EasyCard extends scope of services for senior Taipei citizens

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that the city will expand the scope of service provided by Senior EasyCard starting October 29

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that the city will expand the scope of service provided by Senior EasyCard starting October 29.

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that the city will expand the scope of service provided by Senior EasyCard starting October 29.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) announced that the city will expand the scope of services provided by the Senior EasyCard starting October 29, according to a press release published by the city’s Department of Information and Tourism on Tuesday.

Currently, a total of NT$480 in credits are automatically added to the Senior EasyCard every month, allowing those aged 65 years or older to enjoy free rides on public buses by using these credits. However, many of the credits are often left unused due to a lack of other usage.

The mayor said the credits will become applicable in stages to admission and use of some city facilities to encourage seniors to engage in more physical activities.

According to the city’s Department of Social Welfare (DSW), the credits can be used to access additional services and facilities starting October 29 (the Double Ninth Festival): public buses, taxi (partial subsidies only), MRT, Maokong Gondola, Shilin Official Residence (Main Hall), Taipei Metro Beitou Resort gym, Shanzhuku Swimming Pool, Huluzhou Sports Park, Bojia Sports Park, Zhoumei Sports Park’s swimming pools, as well as Mingsheng Community Center’s gym and table tennis room.

The second phase of the subsidy program is slated for mid-2018, further covering YouBike and Taipei (double-decker) Sightseeing Bus, DSW said.

Residents domiciled in Taipei City and aged 65 or more, or indigenous people aged 55 or older, are eligible to apply for the Senior EasyCard at any of Taipei’s 12 administrative district offices.

To learn more about the preferential program, please visit DSW (Chinese).

Senior EasyCard extends scope of services for senior Taipei citizens

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Department of Social Welfare)