Driver behind deadly Taipei bus crash admits to taking drugs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The driver of a bus which suddenly careened onto a Taipei sidewalk, killing one motorist and injuring a police officer, on Tuesday (Sept. 22) admitted that he had recently...

Bus with driver asleep at wheel careens onto Taipei sidewalk, killing scooter driver

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man was killed and a police officer was injured after a Taipei bus suddenly careened onto a sidewalk on Monday evening (Sept. 21), with video and eyewitness testimony in...

Taiwan bus drivers caught abusing monthly passes to get performance bonus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City government has successfully tracked down seven bus drivers who used their Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) monthly passes to get a higher performance bonus ...

Taipei Bus Station app a big hit with travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 100,000 people have downloaded the Taipei Bus Station (台北轉運站) app since it was released last year. Consumers have shown more interest in electronic ticket pur...

Taipei-Hualien bus service providers offer discounted fares

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Bus service providers are offering discounted fares on routes from Taipei to Hualien for several weeks after the inauguration of services on Jan. 6, rendering the discount...

Taipei-Hualien shuttle bus gets big makeover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The shuttle bus from Taipei to Hualien was launched with a new design on Thursday (Dec. 26), featuring a sleeker, more spacious interior. The Ministry of Transportation...

Eastern Taiwan's revamped Suhua Highway to open in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Connecting the two beautiful cities of Yilan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan, the revamped Suhua Highway is slated to open before Lunar New Year, while intercity bus operato...

Third Taipei-Keelung express bus line begins operation Oct. 16

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Zhongzheng Road route of the third Taipei-Keelung express bus line, No. 1579, which runs from Keelung’s Badouzi to Taipei’s Yuanshan Transfer Station, will...

Bus riders in Taipei, New Taipei must swipe twice starting today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Passengers who board on buses in Taipei City and New Taipei City must swipe their cards both when getting on and getting off public buses starting today (July 1), announced the...

Taipei and New Taipei bus passengers have to swipe card twice from July 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Passengers in Taipei or New Taipei will have to swipe their card both when getting on and off the bus beginning July 1, the Central News Agency reported Thursday (June 6)....

105-year-old grandpa sells steamed buns at Taipei bus stop for sick son

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Photos surfaced earlier this month on Taiwanese social media of a 105-year-old "grandpa" selling "mantou," or steamed buns, to raise money for the care of h...

Video shows New Taipei buses actually stopping at zebra crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked to see video footage released on Monday (Feb. 18) showing two buses in a row in New Taipei City deliberately stopping at a zebra crossing and ch...

Taipei’s first all-electric bus route hits the road

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s first all-electric bus route commenced on Oct. 29, with the No. 66 bus servicing passengers between Songshan Station (松山火車站) and MRT Taipei Zoo (動物園站). A...

Time-saving new express bus route from New Taipei’s Banqiao to Jiufen and Jinguashi begins operation Sep 10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The new Taipei Bus express bus route 965 from New Taipei City’s Banqiao district to the archaic mining towns and popular tour destinations of Jiufen and Jinguashi on T...

Canadian tourist arrested third time for sexual assault in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Canadian tourist who has previously been arrested for sexually harassing two women, stalking a female TV news anchor and has relentlessly badgered Taiwan News, was arrested f...