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Taipei Metro rolls out sound-emitting, model rail carriage EasyCard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC) is launching a new EasyCard — a Taipei Metro model rail carriage that emits sounds and light when swiped at the gates of ...

Water bamboo vending machines pop up in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei has come up with an ingenious idea for promoting its agricultural produce — making it readily available at vending machines. New Taipei City Hall on We...

Taipei rolls out new digital system for accessing municipal services

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City has been promoting a convenience-driven Neighborhood Digital Construction system since October, enabling citizens to access municipal services via ID cards or ...

Hiker missing in Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park for 16 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 70-year-old man surnamed Hsu (許) has not been seen since Sept. 4, and search efforts are underway, CNA reported. The New Taipei Fire Department received reports on Th...

Taipei City aces COVID-19 response with smart technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the push for smart city programs around the world, the Taipei City Government’s rebranded digital pass enables a quick vaccination appointment and, in the near fu...

EasyCard designs featuring Taiwan’s medalists ditched amid backlash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The EasyCard Corporation has withdrawn a design for a new set of EasyCards featuring Taiwan’s Olympic gold medalists after sparking a public outcry over aesthetics. ...

New EasyCard features popular Taiwan instant noodles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EasyCard Corp. has launched a new MRT EasyCard that looks exactly like a package of Taiwan's celebrated instant noodle brand Wei Lih Jah Jan Mien (Wei Lih Men, 維力麵炸醬麵)...

MRT passengers in Taiwan urged to register EasyCards for better COVID control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is calling on Taipei Metro passengers to register their electronic ticket cards to facilitate better movement tracing as the country grapples ...

Mayor of Taiwan’s Taichung to join trial run of city’s first MRT line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) said on Tuesday (March 23) that she will be on the first train of the Taichung MRT Green Line’s second trial run, which departs at ...

Park athletic fields in Taipei to begin charging fees in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Living in Taipei will become more expensive for those who enjoy playing team sports in the city’s riverside parks after the city government begins to charge for the ...

Video shows foreign woman lash out when asked to wear mask on Taiwan train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Video surfaced on Sunday (Jan. 17) showing a foreign national get into a dispute with passengers, conductors, and police when asked to wear a face mask and apply it proper...

Taipei offers NT$30 day tickets for five buses in mountainous areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Whether you are planning to go hiking on Yangmingshan, take a dip in a hot spring in Beitou, stroll across the Baishihu Suspension Bridge in Neihu, or have tea with your f...

YouBike expected to be running in Taiwan’s Chaiyi City by mid-December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — YouBike 2.0 Service is expected to be up and running in Taiwan’s southwestern city of Chiayi as early as mid-December, providing one more transportation option for l...

Residents invited to ride autonomous buses in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents in Taiwan are invited to register for a free ride on the country’s first self-driving buses in Taipei starting Wednesday (Sept. 30). The service will be...

Taipei deputy mayor: Smart city innovations will make post-pandemic life easier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As cities around the world strive to return to normal amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Taiwanese capital has held a 10,000-person concert in addition to several...