Date: Jul 21, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA
New Taipei City Department of Transportation yesterday fined a city bus company NT$9,000 after one of its drivers refused to provide service to a person who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a type of neurological disease.
A young man surnamed Hu (胡) said that he was trying to catch a No. 857 bus outside the Luzhou Mass Rapid Transit station bound for Wugu District (五股) early on Sunday morning.
However, the Sanchung Bus Co driver told him that he was not allowed on the bus, because he was on an electric mobility scooter, Hu said.
Hu said he was able to get home on the next bus, which arrived about 10 minutes later.