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Risk of traffic fatalities highest for elderly in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pedestrians and scooter drivers in Taiwan who are in the senior age group run the highest risk of getting involved in fatal traffic accidents, according to Ministry of Tra...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau wants to permit swimming and snorkeling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau said on Friday (Aug. 20) that plans to loosen restrictions on water activities at the country’s beaches have been submitted to the Mini...

Wang Kwo-tsai to succeed Taiwan's transportation minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet announced Monday (April 19) the deputy head of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will succeed the outgoing minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍),...

Last car from wrecked Taiwan train removed from tunnel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The eighth and final car from the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) train that suffered a derailment after colliding with a construction vehicle was finally extricated ...

First Taiwan-Palau travel bubble flight takes off on April 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 17) announced that the first flight of the new Taiwan-Palau travel bubble will take off on April 1....

Taiwan in 'travel bubble' talks with 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is currently discussing "travel bubbles" with five countries, Transportation Minister Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Wednesday (March 10). During a question-...

Taiwan to add 46 container ships in 2021 amid robust demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will see 46 new container ships enter service this year amid a global container shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The country's freight businesses ha...

Taiwan to ban eating on trains starting Feb. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a fresh outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus cases in northern Taiwan, the government on Friday (Jan. 29) announced an eating and drinking ban on Taiwan High-Speed...

Taiwan targets drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Thursday (Jan. 28) passed a proposal to increase penalties for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians at inte...

Taiwan launches pilot program for mobile payment on buses

A mobile payment system for bus rides kicked off Tuesday on a trial basis in Taiwan, allowing passengers to pay their fares with the use of cellphone apps, the Ministry of Transportation and Communica...

Last holdout against Railway Bureau demolitions fighting to save house in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The last of over 300 owners of properties condemned to make way for a railway undergrounding project in Tainan is fighting to preserve enough of her house to keep living t...

DPP criticizes China Airlines’ Taiwan-themed cargo plane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers held a press conference on Wednesday (Dec. 16) to criticize the redesign of China Airlines’ cargo plane after photos of ...

Singapore reportedly proposes to negotiate for travel bubble with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Singaporean government has reportedly approached Taiwanese authorities about negotiating for a travel bubble agreement intended to boost business and commercial activi...

Transportation ministry plans increased penalties for tailgating in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) said Monday (Nov. 30) that the government is planning to increase penalties for tailgating in Taiw...

Japanese account for highest number of foreign visitors to Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — About 20 percent of Taiwan's foreign visitors in the first 10 months of 2020 have been from Japan, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of Transport...