KMT lawmakers question cost of upgraded TRA app


Taipei Times
Date: Apr 12, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Criticizing the cost and delays in releasing the Taiwan Railways Administration’s (TRA)

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alex Fai, left, yesterdaylooks on as KMT Legislator Jason Hsu, center, speaks at a news conference in Taipei.Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

upgraded ticketing app, two Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers yesterday asked the agency to release all the procurement contracts related to the app.

The upgraded app was released on Sunday, but on Tuesday some people complained about being disconnected as they tried to purchase tickets.

The TRA spent about NT$1 billion (US$32.4 million) to develop the new app, which was an extraordinary amount, Legislator Jason Hsu (許毓仁) told a news conference he held with colleague Alex Fai (費鴻泰).

He had followed the app-development project for a long time, and its budget was apparently increased by NT$850 million after it was incorporated into the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Development Project, Hsu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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