Taiwan Tourist Shuttle launches Zhuangwei Sand-Dune Line on June 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area Administration will launch the new Zhuangwei Sand-Dune Taiwan Tourist Shuttle line on June 1, with stops including the new...

US tech worker helps fellow Venezuelans flee economic mayhem

SAN MATEO, California (AP) — At his stand-up desk in a Silicon Valley office complex, Guido Nunez-Mujica's phone buzzes nonstop as he tries in vain to concentrate on his work. The text messages are fr...

Bus service to Taiwan’s longest sightseeing suspension bridge to coincide with bridge opening on Sep. 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s longest sightseeing suspension bridge, the Taiping suspension bridge (太平雲梯), will be open to visitors on September 23 as scheduled, and public bus service wil...

Scramble to flee Irma underscores rich, poor divide

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hotel dishwasher Wilman Hernandez waited with his wife and young son at a Miami Beach bus stop, desperately looking for a way to get to a shelter where they could ride out...

Turmoil in Venezuela to vie for Pope's attention in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The brick-built Center for Migrants in Bogota opened its doors as a haven for families displaced by Colombia's then-raging internal conflict. So as peace came within reach two ...

Long-distance bus fare hikes take effect today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Fare increases on intercity buses took effect today, the Directorate General of Highways (DGH) said, with more bus companies following suit on March 4 and later in the month. ...

North Dakota officials plead with last protesters to leave

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Public officials in North Dakota pleaded with the remaining protesters at the Dakota Access oil pipeline camp to pack up and leave so authorities can resume cleaning up the pr...

The Latest: Officials offer services as pipeline camp closes

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local): 6:30 a.m. ...

Tour bus crash on Freeway No. 5 kills 32

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A tour bus flipped over as it was heading southbound on Freeway No. 5 at approximately 9 pm, killing 32 passengers and injuring 12, none of whom are believed to be Chinese touri...

Rude Taipei bus rider caught on video refusing to pay fare

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A bus driver posted a video yesterday on the Facebook group Breaking News Commune (爆料公社) of an unruly, unrepentant passenger who refused to pay the NT$75 fare (US$2.4) after ar...

In Zimbabwe, losing husband can mean 'losing everything'

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For many Zimbabwean women, the death of a husband means much more than losing a spouse. What follows is usually a rush by in-laws for property, stripping the ...

Launch of airport MRT line expected by March 2017

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Stability tests of the airport MRT line have met the standard needed to take the next step toward launching the system's commercial operations, the Ministry of Transportation...

Taiwan Tourist Shuttle offers students comprehensive summer discounts

The Tourist Bureau Wednesday launched a comprehensive summer discount campaign to a give 50% discount of the bus fare to students taking a shuttle bus in any of the 41 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (TTS) rou...

NGTB launches 6 North Coast Shuttle tour cards

The Tourism Bureau’s North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration (North-Guan Tourism Bureau, NGTB) announced Wednesday six electronic cards, each for one of six different Crown No...

Taipei transportation chief leaves office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je has approved the resignation of the capital’s transportation chief, Chung Hui-yu, reports said Wednesday. The departure comes amidst recurrent repo...