Traffic lights on freeway stay after successful trial runs

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/08
By: Chen Wei-ting, Worthy Shen and Kay Liu

Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) Traffic lights set up at the mid-point of the freeway 19068103between Taipei and Yilan are here to stay, the National Freeway Bureau said Thursday.

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]

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