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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),...

Taiwan train driver charged with negligent manslaughter for derailment which killed 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The driver of the Puyuma express train which derailed in Yilan County last October killing 18 passengers and injuring 116, was charged with negligent manslaughter Thursday...

Taiwan Rail seeks compensation for Puyuma train disaster

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said Friday that it is seeking compensation from both the manufacturer of the Puyuma train model involved in a deadly derailment last October in northeastern T...

Taiwan approves resignations of three ministers following election losses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Following the poor results of the November 24 local elections for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the government on Saturday approved the resignations of the tran...

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 ...

Taiwan’s Puyuma Express, Taroko Express to use two drivers after deadly derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister for Transportation and Communications (MOTC), Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that both the Puyuma Express and Taroko Express will be driven by two drivers s...

Head of TRA resigns over deadly derailment in Taiwan's Yilan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After Sunday's (Oct. 21) deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train that claimed the lives of 18 and injured 210 in Taiwan's Yilan County, the issuing of false stateme...

ATP disabled before deadly Puyuma Express derailment in Taiwan's Yilan County

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The disabling of the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system by a Puyuma Express driver could have been the cause of yesterday's deadly derailment of a Puyuma Express train...

Director-General of Taiwan Rail offers resignation following deadly train derailment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the deadly train derailment of the Puyuma Express that took place in Taiwan's Yilan County on Sunday, Director-General of the Taiwan Railway Administration, Lu C...

Taiwan opens up NT$118 billion of new investment opportunities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transport and Communications held an annual investment conference today (Oct. 16) where it announced more than NT$118 billion (US$ 3.8 billion) of new inve...

Taiwan's test for scooter licenses becomes stricter on Nov. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The written test to obtain a driver's license for a scooter in Taiwan will include twice as many questions, while more time will be required for safety lectures, beginning ...

Taiwan Transportation Minister asks for Taoyuan Airport Terminal 3 redesign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Transportation Minister Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) confirmed Saturday that he had ordered a redesign of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 due to fears of escalating ...

Taiwan’s pilot union obtains right to strike, negotiations continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's pilot union has obtained the legal right to strike, as talks continue between Taiwan's two main airlines and pilots, CNA reported on Aug. 23. Taiwan...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 3 to face redesign

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After a tender for work on Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal 3 failed to attract enough bidders last month, the project might face a thorough redesign, repor...

HSR extension should reach Hualien, eastern Taiwan: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Transport and Communications, Wu Hong-mo (吳宏謀) said that Taiwan's plans for a High Speed Rail (HSR) extension to Pingtung City (屏東市) should go even further...