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Kaohsiung to offer free bus service one day per week during summer

Kaohsiung to offer free bus service one day per week during summer

The Kaohsiung municipal government said Tuesday that it will offer free rides on the city's public buses every Thursday between June 12 and September 14 to encourage residents of the southern port city to use public transportation more.
In a press release, the municipal government's Transportation Bureau said that it will also offer free passenger service on the city's special tourist buses every weekend and on holidays during the period.
The "green Thursday" free passenger service on the city's 82 public bus lines and six tourist bus lines is part of the government's efforts to promote energy conservation and carbon emission reduction, the bureau said.
The free service is expected to cost the city about NT$30 million (US$988,500) for the three months, but it is estimated that the program will help reduce carbon emissions by about 170 tons in the three months, according to the bureau.
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu said last week that the municipal government is also mulling offering free MRT service for one day a week during the summer months, with the costs to be covered by the Environmental Protection Bureau's air pollution control fund.


Updated : 2021-02-25 10:05 GMT+08:00