Taiwan bus drivers caught abusing monthly passes to get performance bonus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has successfully tracked down seven bus drivers who used their Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly passes to get a higher performance bonus ...

YouBike trial run begins Tuesday in Kaohsiung, S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A YouBike 2.0 trial run will begin in Kaohsiung on Tuesday (June 16), offering bicycle riders a 30-minute ride for free until the end of September. The new YouBike syst...

PS4 EasyCards go on sale in Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EasyCard Corporation began offering pre-orders for limited-edition miniature Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller-themed electronic stored-value cards on Tuesd...

Foreign residents can now use Taiwan's EasyCard Wallet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of last Friday (May 29), foreign residents of Taiwan can now use the EasyCard Wallet app on their phones. The digital payment app enables users to bind their EasyCar...

Taiwan’s stimulus voucher scheme to kick off July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) announced on Tuesday (June 2) that the stimulus vouchers aimed to boost Taiwan’s economy amid fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) wi...

Taiwan national forest areas offer e-ticket users discounts, free parking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's national forest recreation areas are offering admission discounts and free parking to e-ticket holders, beginning on Monday (June 1) until the end of this yea...

Taipei 101 Observation Deck offers NT$150 admission per adult with two children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly slowed down in Taiwan, Taipei 101 is offering Taiwanese a favorable price for admission to its observation deck through advance ...

YouBike to replace City Bike in Kaohsiung, S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — YouBike 2.0 will begin its trial run in Taiwan's southern port city of Kaohsiung on June 16 to replace City Bike, which is set to cease operations at the end of June. ...

THSR non-reserved seats unavailable during Labor Day holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) announced the suspension of sales for non-reserved seat tickets from Thursday (April 30) through Sunday to reduce infection risks during the ...

Photo of the Day: Map of Taiwan's icons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian educator on Thursday (April 23) completed this lighthearted illustration of a map of Taiwan festooned with a number of the country's most iconic symbols....

Taipei to expand mask vending machines to 12 districts next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on Monday (April 13) announced that ID-based medical mask machines will be expanded to all of the city's districts next week. After Tai...

Taiwan's EasyCard signs deal to expand payment service to Japan

EasyCard Corp. said Sunday that it recently signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Bank of the Ryukyus in Japan to launch EasyCard payment services there by July. Under the LOI, the stored value Easy...

Taipei MRT Circular Line begins operation, free rides until Feb. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Circular Line, or Yellow Line, officially started operation on Friday (Jan. 31), with passengers able to ride free of charge until the end...

New YouBikes launched in Taipei's Gongguan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest edition of the YouBike was launched in Gongguan District of Taipei City today (Jan. 15), with 1,800 parking docks installed and 500 bikes available for a rental...

Taipei MRT to offer up to 30% monthly discount on fares Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Mass Transit (MRT) system is set to launch a new fare scheme so that frequent riders can receive a discount of up to 30 percent per month, beginning Feb. 1. ...