McDonald’s Taiwan starts accepting EasyCard payment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – People in Taiwan can now pay for their meals with EasyCard at the country’s McDonald’s outlets, the fast food chain giant announced Friday. Starting March 1...

New Taipei's Danhai light rail to charge fares starting February

The Danhai Light Rail Transit system in New Taipei City, the first of its kind in northern Taiwan, will start charging fares to commuters beginning Feb. 1, initially at a discount rate, New Taipei Met...

New 24-hour trash disposal and recycling machine being trialed in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 24-hour trash collection service is currently being trialed in a central Taipei district. Thanks largely to the country’s illustrious garbage collection sys...

Taipei Water Park to light up Dec.1 for Gongguan Christmas Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The annual Gongguan Christmas Month will kick off this Saturday (Dec. 1), featuring a variety of events and illuminations in one of Taipei’s most boisterous commerci...

Taipei travelers to swipe EasyCard twice when taking bus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City is likely to put an end to the confusion about whether passengers have to swipe their EasyCard when getting on or off the bus, reports said Friday. In contr...

EasyCard unveils Chiang Wei-shui cards to mark Taiwan Culture Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - To celebrate Taiwan Culture Day as well as the 97th anniversary of Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA) which paved way to Taiwan's democracy movement and national awarene...

Germany could partner with Taiwan in smart transportation

Germany and Taiwan could be partners in the development of smart transportation, since both sides are tapping into the market and have many resources they could share, a German trade official said ahe...

Taipei gives 20% discount to drivers using intelligent parking spots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City will give a discount of 20 percent for drivers who park their vehicle in 44 spaces across the capital using electronic means such as smartphone apps or EasyCar...

Taiwan’s Taipei Metro launches Mickey trains and promo activity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All aboard the Mickey Mouse trains! Passengers riding the Taipei Metro Tamsui-Xinyi Line will find themselves surprised at the dazzling display of Disney characters on the...

Self-service garbage collection system demonstrated in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — TThe common scene of people chasing a garbage truck on the street after they hear the melody of “A Maiden's Prayer” approaching their houses might be a thi...

Transfer from train to bus to be totally free in Taiwan's Taichung City beginning in October  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川) said during a city council meeting on Tuesday (Aug. 14) that beginning on October 1, transfer from t...

Taiwan's remote tribes light up with solar power in joint initiative 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As a traditional electric power grid is out of reach for remote indigenous tribes across Taiwan, two Taiwanese companies have jointly launched an initiative to bu...

Taiwan's Hualien County mounts ‘Smart Tourism City’ campaign to boost tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To address the decline of visitors to Hualien in the aftermath of earthquakes since February, the government of Hualien County has launched the “Smart Tourism City&r...

Okinawa postpones Taiwan EasyCard use until 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Japanese island of Okinawa is postponing the introduction of the use of Taiwanese EasyCards on its Yui Rail system until 2020, Taipei’s EasyCard Corporation said Tuesd...

Taiwan High Speed Rail looks for its 500 millionth passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A person who bought a return ticket from Hsinchu to Taichung Monday morning was Taiwan High Speed Rail’s 500 millionth passenger and could look forward to a whole yea...