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Tainan completes construction of revamped beach recreation area

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Tainan City Government completed its New Ocean Paradise project on Monday (Feb. 5), opening the area to the public. Subsidized by the Ministry of Transportation and...

Taiwan EVA Air pilot strike could impact 15,000 LNY travelers per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said thousands of travelers could be impacted if EVA Air's pilots go on strike during the Lunar New Year. He said Friday...

Taiwan averts Lunar New Year high-speed rail strike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The threat of a strike at the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) during the Lunar New Year has been averted, reports said Friday (Jan. 19). A second round of ta...

Restored lighthouse opens to public on Taiwan’s north coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) announced the historic Keelung Lighthouse officially opened to the public on Wednesday (Jan. 10), marking the 22nd ...

Taiwan's EVA Air pilots start strike vote on Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air pilots will hold a vote over a two-week period starting Friday (Dec. 22), and they cannot rule out the possibility that the strike may take place during the Lunar ...

Taiwan taxi drivers protest 'driving hell' pedestrian safety laws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taxi drivers by the hundreds took to the streets in Taipei City and Kaohsiung to protest new traffic laws such as the "Overlord Clause," which they claim have tu...

Taiwan Railways Administration fined for unlicensed track repair train drivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) paid a fine of NT$300,000 (US$9,500) for allowing staff to drive trains used to repair tracks without the required license, reports sa...

Motorcyclists protest in Taipei demanding access to national highways

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Motorcyclists from across Taiwan gathered in Taipei on Sunday (Nov. 26) outside the Ministry of Transportation and Communication (MOTC) to demand greater access to Taiwan&...

Taiwan plans to expand regular direct flights to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow regular direct flights to 13 airports in China now served by charters, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Tuesday (Nov. 7). Last week, W...

Taiwan to allow tour groups to visit China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow tour groups to visit China from March at the earliest, reports said Friday (Nov. 3). At the opening of the Taipei International Travel Fair (ITF), Tra...

New north-south MRT line proposed for Greater Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei Department of Transit Systems has revived a previously proposed north-south line and extended it to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall to alleviate congestion expect...

Taiwan discusses hotel jobs for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Facing a shortage of 8,000 employees in the hotel sector, several ministries were discussing plans to import migrant workers, Transportation Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) s...

Cycling in Taiwan — From Island-Circling Tours to Pump Tracks

Here in the “bicycle kingdom” of Taiwan, bicycles are used not only for tourism but also as an every­day means of transport. When coming to a nation that is a major manufacturer of ...

Taiwan train drivers abandon overtime ban during Mid-Autumn holidays

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A train driver union has abandoned plans for an overtime ban during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday after talks with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOT...

Taiwan taxi crash deaths, injuries reach 5-year high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded over 11,500 fatalities and injuries from taxi accidents in 2022, the highest level reported in five years. A statistical report by the Ministry of Trans...