Chiayi City rolls out retro-style electric buses

A fleet of new retro-British-style electric buses was unveiled in Chiayi City today, with four colors to ply four routes starting in June this year. “It’s really amazing,” Chiayi City Mayor Huang Min-hui gushed, adding that the buses were a form of mobile art that will enhance urban aesthetics. The fleet consists of 10 regular buses and 12 minibuses colored in red, yellow green and blue. The green buses will begin plying the Zhongshan line in June, with the rest

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Railway cop stabbed to death by fare-evading passenger

An officer from the Railway Police Bureau died in hospital today after being stabbed by a man traveling on a train without a ticket last night in Chiayi City. Officer Lee Cheng-han (李承翰), just 8 days shy of his 25th birthday, boarded limited express train 152 at Chiayi Station at 8:42pm, after the conductor reported an unruly passenger without a ticket who refused to alight from the train. While Lee attempted to get the 54-year-old passenger named Zheng (鄭) off

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Two Dead after Under-aged, Unlicensed Driver Loses Control of Vehicle

A 17-year-old girl and a 28-year-old man died at the scene of an accident in Chiayi City this morning after a 17-year-old unlicensed driver lost control of his vehicle at high speed, and bowled over a scooter rider before slamming into a building. Three teenagers were traveling in the car after completing night classes and going out to eat. At around 12:45am, the driver of the car, named Zhuang, was obviously speeding in the 50 kilometer per hour speed limited

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Doctor Mayor Goes to Accident Victim’s Aid

Chiayi City Mayor Twu Shiing-jer (涂醒哲) was seen going to the aid of a scooter rider hit by a car October 20. Pictures and video were widely circulated after the picture was uploaded to the Mayor’s Facebook page. The mayor’s car was at the intersection of Linsen East Road and Xinsheng Road when a young lady on a scooter slammed into a car that made a left turn against oncoming traffic. The mayor, who is also a physician, former Health

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