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ACHIEVEMENTS
The Bureau has been organizing public transport experience activities since June 2016 and expects to organize at least 200 sessions for schoolchildren and at least 50 sessions for older people, a total of at least 250 sessions. More than 7000 person-times of participants are expected.
To meet the parking demands in the shopping area in front of Gangshan Train Station, and to increase parking spaces in this area, the Bureau cooperated with the Ministry of National Defense (MND) to construct the Gangshan Public Parking Lot on the idle land owned by the MND. This parking lot can acc...
In 2015, the Maintenance Office of Kaohsiung City Government planned, designed, and constructed the Mituo Park Public Parking Lot for the reconstruction of Mituo Park. The construction was completed in January 2016. Located at the intersection of Jhongjheng N. Road and Jhongjheng W. Road, this parki...
The land used for road infrastructure beside the junction between the end of Wunlong E. Road and Beichang Road in Fongshan District was used to develop a public curb parking area at the end of Wunlong E. Road. It not only maintains the original purpose of road infrastructure, but also relieves local...
The Bureau reached an agreement with the National Property Administration to expand the development of the former Benhe Parking Lot into Benhe Second Public Parking Lot, so as to efficiently utilize idle land and increase parking spaces in this area. Completed and opened on June 15, 2016, this parki...
Jianmin Road Curb Parking Area was developed on the land used for plaza construction at the intersection of Jianmin Road and Sinjheng Road in Lingya District, so as to keep vehicles parked in order along the road and enhance the quality of life for residents. Completed and opened on August 4, 2016, ...
The vacant land in front of Fongsi Badminton Courts was borrowed from the Department of Sports to construct Fongsi Badminton Courts Public Parking Lot, so as to revitalize urban land and meet local parking demand. Completed on August 23, 2016, this parking lot provides 70 small car parking spaces.
For Tongcing Public Parking Lot beside the junction between Tongcing Road and Kaisyuan 2nd Road in Lingya District, a new parking lot was completed on August 29, 2016 to increase parking spaces in this area with 111 small car parking spaces and 94 scooter parking spaces.
A comprehensive city bus network which consists of 10 express bus routes, 15 main lines, 38 secondary lines, and 88 community circular bus routes was planned. In addition, more frequent bus services were operated, and the intervals between buses during peak and off-peak hours were shortened, to prov...
Large LCDs that display real-time bus arrival information and interactive kiosk screens were installed at 30 bus shelters and six bus terminals in this city, so waiting passengers can have access to the latest and real-time estimated bus arrival times and online information.
The Bus Passenger Surge Project was carried out. Through such strategies as grid bus network design optimization, bus service outsourcing, and Bus E-take, the operational performance and competitiveness of the bus system in this city has been improved, and the habit of using public transport among t...
In response to the advocacy of low-carbon green transportation modes and the pursuit of sustainable development of this city, 25 electric buses ran on the Jiangong Main Line, Cishan-Meinong Freeway Express Bus Line, and Sizihwan City Express Line in this city as of 2016.
Kaohsiung tops the nation in the number of schools that received shuttle services. With great recognition from the central government and enthusiastic support from all of the schools, this project shows that it not only improved public transport, but also efficiently ensured the safety of students w...
The green pavement marked with “pedestrians only” clearly directs pedestrians where to go, separates the areas for pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and efficiently enhances pedestrian safety. As of August 2016, sidewalks were marked at seven locations, including Lijhih Street in Sanmin District, the ...
The installation of solar-powered flashing beacons is easier and costs less than that of traditional flashing beacons. A flashing yellow light warns drivers of vehicles to slow down while approaching. A flashing red light means “stop before proceeding”, which requires drivers of vehicles to stop bef...
On September 26, 2016, tourism taxi driver training was held, and the nation’s first personal certification system for taxi drivers was established in the city, thus allowing taxi drivers to continue demonstrating the spirit of local people and creating more beautiful stories with passengers everywh...
This city’s taxi ridesharing project has reached the next level! Taxi ride sharing is now available on the campus to offer safe, cozy, convenient, and excellent services that help create an accessible and zero-accident campus environment.
On September 29, 2016, the Bureau conducted the annual inspection of the Kaohsiung MRT, and the light rail system was included in the inspection for the first time. Fifteen regular inspection experts jointly monitored the operation and safety of Kaohsiung MRT and the light rail system. The committee...
Kaohsiung MRT’s multi-pass system was officially activated on 7/1. Passengers may pass through every gate at all of the Kaohsiung MRT stations by swiping their iPASS, Easy Card, iCash Card, HappyCash Card, or any other electronic ticket over the sensor. It is an important milestone in public transit...
The city government completed the initial inspection of part of the sections included in the first phase of Kaohsiung Circular Light Rail (C4-C8) on April 29, with the conclusion that “the initial inspection was passed as per conditional approval”. Moreover, 12 items were listed under the category “...
The Bureau launched the first ever Demand Responsive Transit Service (DRTS) Program in Taiwan. It gained positive feedback from the public, and has received great recognition from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, which declared the program as an exemplary model for the other cities...
The number of wheelchair-accessible taxis has reached 72 and will grow to 180 in the future. Each month they served 5,783 trips, 61% of which were provided to people with physical disabilities. The percentage was the highest in Taiwan. Since January 1, 2016, the physically challenged have received a...
To provide a better environment for waiting passengers, the installation of the Niaosong Transit Bus Shelter was completed in 2016. It is Taiwan’s first large transit bus shelter designed and built with soothing art installations in order to provide the public with more convenient and comfortable tr...
To offer passengers easier access to information about transportation and tourism and enhance the quality of services for waiting passengers, interactive real-time bus arrival information systems were installed at the bus terminals in front of Kaohsiung Train Station and beside HSR Zuoying Station a...
New parking spaces for a total of 1,862 cars and 2,219 scooters were created from January 2016 to July 2016.
To maintain smooth rescue operations in narrow lanes and enhance the rescue efficiency, the Ministry of the Interior formulated the Joint Narrow Lane Safety Supervision Program as the basis for evaluation. The city was ranked as excellent with a score of 98.5. The Transportation Bureau of Kaohsiung ...
Scooters were banned from sidewalks for the pedestrian environment and landscape improvement program of the Public Works Bureau.
The markings for special parking spaces such as mother-and-baby parking spaces, higher rate parking spaces, and parking spaces for cargo loading and unloading were repainted and signs were removed to improve the urban landscape.
The Panel Discussion on the Future Prospect of Intelligent Transportation was held on March 4, 2016. Experts and scholars were invited to give suggestions regarding the directions for future development of intelligent transportation. Their suggestions will serve as reference for future administratio...
The Smart City Applications: Smart Transportation Forum was held on June 24, 2016. Industrial, governmental, and academic experts specializing in smart transportation were invited to share their opinions on smart city applications, construction of the Internet of Things for smart cities with eTag, v...
The data of vehicle traffic at all of the tourist attractions in this city during multi-day holidays were collected and analyzed, in order to predict when traffic congestion is likely to occur at the tourist attractions and on the main roads around national freeways. The forecast was announced in ne...
Let’s celebrate the National Day together and have a joyful tour around the port on the cruise ship “Harbor Cruise, Maritime Feast”. For a party of two or more people, each person is entitled to a discounted price of NT$500 on weekdays from 10/1 to 10/31.
The Singuang Ferry Wharf – Cijin Ferry Station Line, which connects LRT C1 Lizainei Station and LRT C8 Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Station and is ideal for one-day tour in Cijin Island, was reopened on October 8. The service hours are 1 – 4 p.m. on weekends and national holidays.
On November 9, 2016, the Mayor publicly commended the outstanding professional vehicle drivers of 2016. Out of the 34 drives that were commended, 11 of them are drivers of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The Mayor thanked the drivers for their devotion in providing transportation services to disable...
The Kaohsiung MRT has reached an average daily ridership of 172,400 passengers in 2016, representing a 4.5% growth from 2015. This is the first year its average daily ridership has broken through 170,000 passengers since starting its service. In 2016, its annual turnover was NT$2.23 billion, a 17.6%...
In 2016, Our Bureau hosted 198 Public Transit Experience activities for young students, and 53 activities for 19 elderly groups, amounting to 251 in total. More than 7,500 people participated.
To meet the needs for more parking space in the shopping area near Gangshan Train Station, we have made use of the idle area that previously belonged to the Ministry of National Defense as our new public parking lot. The lot can accommodate 177 cars, 59 scooters, and 29 bicycles.
During the reconstruction of Mituo Park in 2015, the Maintenance Office of the City Government took the opportunity to add a public parking lot to its construction plan. Located at the intersection between Jhongjheng N. Rd. and Jhongjheng W. Rd., the parking lot was finished in January, 2016, now pr...
We are planning a new public parking area beside the intersection between Wunlong E. Road and Beichang Road in Fongshan District. Besides maintaining the original function of the roads, it will solve the issue of parking in the area. The Parking Lot provides space for 50 automobiles.
After discussion with the National Property Administration, we have decided to expand the old Benhe Parking Lot into Benhe Public Parking Lot No.2, to maximize the use of the idle area and to provide more parking spaces. The construction was finished on June 15, 2016, and the parking lot opened on t...
A parking lot was planned for the square between Jianmin Rd. and Sinjheng Rd. in Lingya District in order to better regulate street parking and help enhance the lives of residents. The construction was finished on August 4, 2016. The lot can accommodate 15 cars and 75 scooters.
We borrowed the space in front of the Fongsi Badminton Court from the Department of Sports for the construction of this new parking lot, optimizing the use of urban spaces and relieving the need for more parking space in the area. The construction was finished on August 23, 2016. The parking lot pro...
Situated at the intersection of Tongcing Rd. and Kaisyuan 2nd Rd. in Lingya District, the parking lot was finished on August 29, 2016. It will give the area additional 111 parking slots for cars and 94 for scooters.
To accommodate the large amount of visitors to the Dashu Old Railroad Bridge Wetland Park during holidays, we expanded the original parking space by making use of the highland area to its north, and now the parking lot can accommodate 154 cars.
To increase the parking space in the area, we have made use of the government-owned idle space between Beichang Rd. and Beichang 2nd St. in Fongshan District. The parking lot provides space for 106 cars and 67 scooters, which promises to improve the street parking situation in the neighborhood.
A cooperative effort with the National Property Administration turned the idle space near Ln. 141, Guangchang St. and Aly. 57, Ln. 43 in the Nanzih District into the Guangchang Public Parking Lot, optimizing the use of urban space and improving the cityscape of the surrounding area. It opened on Dec...
To accommodate the needs of the EcoMobility World Festival 2017, we worked with the Taiwan Railways Administration to turn its property near Jiesing 1st St., Gushan Dist. into a parking lot. It opened on December 22, 2016 and provides space for 59 cars.
-Including 10 express lines, 15 main lines, 38 secondary lines, 89 local neighborhood bus lines, and 5 tourist lines. -By increasing the frequency and shortening the waiting time between the buses during peak times, we aim to provide our passengers with an extensive network and service that meets a...
We have installed large-sized LCD boards that display real-time bus information for thirty bus shelters and KIOSK interactive screens for six bus terminals, for passengers’ instant and easy access to the newest estimated time of arrival and other updated information.
Through an improved design of the grid bus network, the outsourcing of bus service, and the new Bus E-take plan under the Bus Passenger Volume Increase Project, we hope to optimize the operational performance and competitiveness of our bus system, as well as our citizens’ utilization of it.
For our vision of a more sustainable city run by green transportation, we had implemented 27 electric vehicles to our bus system as of 2016, which now run for the Cishan-Meinong Freeway Express Line, Jiangong Main Line, Sizihwan City Express Line, Red 35, and 168 City Bus.
School shuttle service was ranked first in the nation, with particular recognition from the central government. The schools actively participated in the plan, and the results show that this plan not only helps increase public transportation usage but also ensures students’ safety during their commut...
In order to clearly indicate pedestrian zone, we paint sidewalks in green, in addition to markings in letters and symbol signs. They should effectively demarcate the pedestrians’ zone from driveways and improve the safety of pedestrians. In 2016, we finished this new implementation near Cijin Elemen...
The solar-powered warning signs are a series of new installation in our traffic signs. They function similarly to the flashing amber lights, only that they are easier to be installed and less expensive than their older counterpart. In 2016, installation at five locations, including Sinjhuang Rd./ Si...
On December 29, four taxi companies in Kaohsiung—Crown Taxi, Kaohsiung Taxi, Yes Taxi, and Hello Car—became the first in nation to provide brand-new diversified services to their customers. The new deal promises more diverse, customized, posh, safe, and tech-savvy services.
On the New Year’s Eve of 2017, the Light Rail Lines joined in the public transportation system’s extended operation for the count-down event for the first time. It ran till 01:30 of the next day, and its passenger count reached 21,092, breaking its record since opening and helping to dissipate the c...
To encourage more public interest, the Kaohsiung MRT hosted its first eSports live broadcast event, drawing its young players away from their computers and walk into the public
With our help, the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation succeeded in acquiring additional funding from the Industrial Development Bureau and developed its first official GOJET eTicket System smartphone application. The application provides updates on public transport as well as information on places ...
From July 2016 to January 2017, 827 parking spaces for cars and 2,118 for scooters were added.
In accordance with the Public Works Bureau’s efforts to improve the safety and appearance of pedestrian zones, we have implemented a ban on scooters’ entry to sidewalks.
Systems for recognition of registration plates, space occupancy, and location of drivers’ cars will be installed in parking towers, and the incorporation of the iPass system into the towers’ payment system is now also under way.
To enhance the visibility and durability of no-parking markings, we gradually repainted the old red and yellow lines with thermoplastic paint throughout major roads in the city, starting with the city center.
In 2016, we successfully transferred the traffic light wires at nine different intersections in the Hamasen area to an underground system, including Binhai 1st Rd./ Gunan St./ Linhai 1st Rd. All the traffic lights within the entire demonstration zone of the EcoMobility World Festival are also now su...
We collected and analyzed past data on traffic during longer periods of national holidays, and having inferred from them the most likely times for traffic jam, we shared the results with the public, to help redistribute the traffic low and maximize the efficiency of the roads. Statistics proved that...
After the retiming of traffic lights in Minzu Rd., Zihyou Rd., Dajhong Rd., Dashun Rd., Jiouru Rd., Cijin Rd., and Gangshan Rd. was completed in 2016, the average travel speed went up by 12.1%, the average space headway increased by 16.5%, and the average delay time went down by 15.5%.
On May 18, 2017, the Transportation Bureau invited 15 experts and scholars to administer the annual examination of the Kaohsiung MRT and Light Rail systems, to ensure the safety and smooth operation of the systems. The examination results showed the systems to be in excellent condition. The passenge...