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In Response to the Slowing down Pandemic, Seats in the First Row of Taichung City Buses now Open since November 1

In Response to the Slowing down Pandemic, Seats in the First Row of Taichung City Buses now Open since November 1
In Response to the Slowing down Pandemic, Seats in the First Row of Taichung City Buses now Open since November 1
After the active cooperation of citizens in Taichung City for the past months, now the pandemic has slowed down and more people now rides city buses. The Taichung City Government Transportation Bureau announced that since November 1, seats in the first row of Taichung City buses are now open. Following the national guidance, the Bureau required passengers to wear masks on buses and continuously abide by real-name registration. The Bureau will continuously supervise bus operators to observe pandemic prevention measures of the central government and passengers shall cooperate to protect themselves.




Director General of the Transportation Bureau, Yeh Chao-Fu, said recently there has been an increasing trend of passenger numbers on Taichung city buses. Drivers and the public have been continuously vaccinated. In response to the current pandemic situation and needs of city bus riders, routes have been gradually resumed to services offered before the pandemic. To further enhance transportation capacity, since November 1, seats in the first row of city buses have been made available to prevent overcrowding at peak hours. The Bureau said preventive care shall be taken for the pandemic and following the national measure, all passengers on Taichung city buses are required to continuously wear face masks, abide by real-name registration and maintain social distancing. When riding on public transportation means, passengers are required to follow four steps: "open, wear, mold and fit" to correctly wear face masks. Those who do not wear face masks or fully cover their mouth and nose will be first advised and if they still do not follow the advice, they will be fined between NT$3,000 and NT$15,000 according to the Communicable Disease Control Act. The Bureau reminds the public that pandemic prevention measures of mass transportation means will be promoted and announced via diverse channels such as the Facebook page of "the Taichung City Transportation Bureau," smart city bus boards, real-time city bus dynamic information, app of "Taichung City Bus" and LED signage inside buses for approaching stations to enhance pandemic prevention concepts of the public.
  • Data update: 2021-11-09
  • Publish Date: 2021-11-05
  • Source: Transportation Bureau
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