By: Chen Wei-ting, Worthy Shen and Kay Liu
The traffic lights at the 30.5-kilometer mark on the northbound lanes of Freeway No. 5 were introduced in December as part of a scheme to give priority to buses during periods of traffic congestion and to encourage the use of public transportation, the bureau said.
The scheme allows buses to use the shoulder of the freeway before the exit to Yilan’s Toucheng Township and return to the main lanes, where vehicles stopped by the traffic lights must give way. [FULL STORY]