Taipei, New Taipei unveil monthly pass for MRT and city buses

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/03/12
By: Liang Pei-chi and Ko Lin

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) The mayors of Taipei and New Taipei cities on Monday unveiled a

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲, third right) and New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫, third left)

monthly pass that will give commuters unlimited use of greater Taipei’s public transportation network, including the Mass Rapid Transit system and city buses.

The “All Pass Ticket,” valued at NT$1,280 (US$43.83), will be launched on April 16.

Speaking during a news conference to announce the ticket, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said that as always, people are encouraged to use public transportation to help combat traffic congestion.

Also at the MRT Da’an Station in Taipei, where the announcement was made, New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said he hoped the new pass can help boost daily ridership in greater Taipei’s public transportation system, while improving air quality.

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