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Public Concern Rises over Seoul City’s Plan to Remove Fare Boxes from Public Buses

Public Concern Rises over Seoul City’s Plan to Remove Fare Boxes from Public Buses

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With transportation cards becoming ubiquitous among commuters on city buses, Seoul city government plans to introduce buses without fare boxes, causing public concerns. The city plans to cater to any inconvenience caused by the lack of fare boxes by putting up QR codes at every bus station through which [...]

Gyeonggi Province Demonstrates Contactless Bus Fare Payment

Gyeonggi Province Demonstrates Contactless Bus Fare Payment

UIJEONGBU, May 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government of Gyeonggi Province is set to launch an on-site technology demonstration to introduce a ‘non-contact transit bus fare payment system’ that can minimize passengers’ risk of COVID-19 infection and prevent safety accidents on buses. In collaboration with local mobility firm LOCA Mobility Corp., the provincial government will [...]

Seoul City Launches 5G Service to Provide Real-time Information to Buses and Taxis

Seoul City Launches 5G Service to Provide Real-time Information to Buses and Taxis

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Buses and taxis in Seoul will soon be equipped with a new 5G service that provides information on traffic hazards including jaywalkers and illegally parked vehicles. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Tuesday that it will launch a 5G service that features the convergence of road-based information on vehicles, [...]

S. Korea Selects 5 Areas for Improved Bus Rapid Transit System

S. Korea Selects 5 Areas for Improved Bus Rapid Transit System

SEOUL, Jan. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transport ministry on Thursday selected the western port city of Incheon and four other areas for a pilot project for an improved bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The so-called super-BRT project is designed to provide a subway-level transport service by securing exclusive roads and priority traffic signals. [...]

Jeonju Residents to Redesign Public Bus Routes

Jeonju Residents to Redesign Public Bus Routes

JEONJU, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeonju residents will have a unique opportunity to participate in a program to modify the public bus routes in the city. The Jeonju Council for Sustainable Development announced that registration is now open to recruit ‘Civil Bus Route Designers’ until August 16 to create more convenient bus routes in [...]

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

All City Buses in Gwangju Get Public Wifi Ahead of FINA World Championships

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — All city buses in Gwangju, host of this year’s FINA World Championships, will have public Wifi onboard as South Korea moves to bolster its internet connectivity infrastructure, the government said Thursday. Starting Friday, all of Gwangju’s 1,044 buses will have Wifi as the city, 330 kilometers south of Seoul, [...]