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Number of flights to and from Taiwan decrease due to Chinese military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The numbers of flights to and from Taiwan as well as connecting flights have decreased due to the live-fire military drills the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have b...

Taiwan planning alternate cargo flight routes following China's announced military drills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) revealed on Wednesday (August 3) it is coordinating with Japan and the Philippines to plan alternative cargo fligh...

Taiwan may allow scooters to ride in inner lane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Friday (July 29) said it is considering lifting some restrictions on scooters, such as allowing them to ride in...

Taiwan’s Suhua Improvement road to open to white plate motorcycles for 6-month trial

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — White plate motorcycles in Taiwan will soon be allowed to ride on the Suhua Improvement road on a trial basis for six months, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) sai...

Taiwan’s Kinmen Bridge inauguration set for mid-October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kinmen Bridge, a cross-sea bridge that connects Kinmen’s two main islands, will be open to traffic in mid-October, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications ...

Taiwan to roll out hotel subsidies up to NT$1,300 per room from July 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will roll out a five-month-long hotel stay subsidy program on July 15 to give a boost to the country&rs...

Transportation minister envisions one high-speed rail line around Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Extensions of the existing high-speed rail line to Yilan in the northeast and to Pingtung in the south will eventually lead to services around Taiwan, Transportation Minis...

Taiwan to dole out sightseeing subsidies and revive tourism industry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government has decided to spend NT$5.5 billion (US$204 million) out of a NT$34.56 billion relief and economic stimulus package approved by the Cabinet on Thursd...

Taiwan railway union cancels Dragon Boat Festival action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) announced Wednesday (May 25) it was canceling its plan for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holiday. On Ma...

Taiwan’s city and county buses to go electric by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All buses operating in cities and counties in Taiwan are expected to run on electricity by 2030 as the country gears up for net-zero emissions by 2050. The effort to ph...

Taiwan railway union plans overtime ban for Dragon Boat Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) said Wednesday (May 18) that 90% of its members had signed a call for an overtime ban during the June 3-5 Dragon Boat Festival holida...

Taiwan plans to set up independent nuclear safety commission

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is preparing a new package of measures to reform its own departments, including the formation of an independent Nuclear Safety Commission to replace the Atomic...

Taiwan's Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers, bonus vouchers expire Saturday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Quintuple Stimulus Voucher as well as five of eight types of Extra-bonus Vouchers expire on Saturday (April 30), and the government has urged those who hold unused vou...

Taiwan schedules 3,500 additional bus journeys to replace trains on May 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 3,500 additional bus services will be available May 1 to compensate for train journeys canceled due to the refusal of Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) union...

Taiwan to raise penalties for dangerous driving, driving without license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet has approved the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ (MOTC) proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, which focused ...