By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je disclosed Sunday that the fare for public bus transportation in
Taipei may increase later this year, adding that the city’s Department of Transportation will unveil a proposed plan for new bus fares at the end of September.
The department’s director Chung Hui-yu said bus fares have remained unchanged for the last four years since 2011, explaining that bus operators have repeatedly called for a price hike due to rising maintenance costs of their imported low-floor buses.
In the last two years, low-floor buses were imported as part of the city government’s continuing efforts to offer friendly and convenient service for passengers, as well as to encourage the public to take advantage of Taipei’s public transportation. [FULL STORY]