Former Taichung mayor to take over as Taiwan's minister of transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Former Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said Friday he had accepted an offer to serve as the new minister of transportation and communications in the new Cabinet expected to b...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival preparation plan delivered to Executive Yuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) delivered its report for the preparation and planning of this year’s lantern festival to the Executive Yuan today ...

2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival to feature tuna centerpiece

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) — The main and handheld lanterns for the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival were unveiled by the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications Jan. 3 in ...

Taiwan Ministry of Transportation offers suggestions to avoid traffic heading south over holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The four-day New Year holiday begins tomorrow, and in anticipation of heavy traffic as commuters return home, the Ministry of Transportation and Communication Freeway Bure...

Taiwan government to subsidize ABS equipped motorcycles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Starting next year, the Taiwan government will subsidize the installation of, or purchase of a new scooter or motorcycle with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) or a combin...

Taiwan transport ministry seeks punishment for 3 ex-railway chiefs

The three former heads of the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) might face administrative punishment ranging from a minor demerit to a major demerit in the wake of the deadly derailment of a Puyuma...

DPP legislator calls for better protection of road safety personnel in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — DPP legislator Lee Kun-tse (李昆澤) has called for better protection for road safety personnel across Taiwan, according to a report by CNA. Lee reminded fellow ministers t...

Taiwan postpones scooter safety deadline after comments by president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Barely hours after President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said environmental and safety reforms should be affordable, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it woul...

Taiwan President evaluates scooter safety policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government should strike a balance between safety and affordability when it introduces new safety requirements for scooters, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday. Sh...

ABS brakes to be mandatory on Taiwan's scooters in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Beginning New Year's Day in 2019, all scooters built in Taiwan will be required to be installed with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), which could translate into a increas...

3 Taiwanese ministers resign in wake of DPP's landslide election loss

Taipei, Dec. 1 (CNA) The resignations of Taiwan's environmental, transportation, and agricultural ministers have been approved a week after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was badly ...

Trial operation of Danhai Light Rail in New Taipei could begin at end of year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Trial operation of the first light rail line in New Taipei City’s Tamsui District could begin as early as the end of this year, according to a news release posted by...

Live music jazzes up revitalized rail station in Taitung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- As evening falls, the sounds of pop, rock and folk fill an outdoor space next to the decommissioned railway station in Taitung City. Tiehua Music Village is one of the most un...

New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identificati...

Keelung-Taipei light rail proposal set for government review next year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A feasibility study for a proposed Keelung-Taipei City rail link has been completed and is expected to be sent to the Executive Yuan for consideration in the new year, rep...