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Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

Subways Most Preferred Transportation Choice for Many Foreigners

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Foreign tourists prefer subways and railroads while shying away from buses and taxis due to complicated route maps and expensive fares, a survey showed Monday.  About 70 percent of 649 foreign tourists were satisfied by their use of subways and railroads, according to the survey conducted by the Korea [...]

Gyeonggi Public Design Contest Exhibit Highlights Creativity and Potential

Gyeonggi Public Design Contest Exhibit Highlights Creativity and Potential

SUWON, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province announced the 20 finalists of its 10th Public Design Contest Exhibit on Monday. This year’s exhibit focused on ‘Service Design’ projects that sought for the obstacles and difficulties faced by ordinary people, and suggested ways to improve their overall satisfaction levels.  The grand prize went to 360˚READER, [...]

Late Night ‘Call Bus’ Service to Launch in Seoul: First Ride Free

Late Night ‘Call Bus’ Service to Launch in Seoul: First Ride Free

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Seoul Taxi Association, a pilot project for a late night ‘call bus’ service will launch in metropolitan Seoul on July 29 at 11 p.m. Starting from the Gangnam-gu area, late night call buses will run to six adjacent districts including Gwangjin-gu and Yongsan-gu. The basic fare is [...]

Two Thirds of Seoul Citizens Use Public Transit to Protect the Environment

Two Thirds of Seoul Citizens Use Public Transit to Protect the Environment

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Data indicates that Seoul citizens are increasingly choosing to use public transportation as part of their efforts to be environmentally conscious. According to an infographic generated by The Seoul Institute entitled ‘Seoul Citizens’ Efforts to Save the Environment’, 65.2 percent of the 431 citizens questioned picked ‘using public transportation’ as the [...]

Seoul and Uber in Collision Course on Legitimacy of Uber Service

Seoul and Uber in Collision Course on Legitimacy of Uber Service

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean government will ban the car-sharing service of Uber on the grounds of passenger safety. To this, Uber countered that it is providing a legitimate service. It remains to be seen how the controversy would unfold.  The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation on August 29 sent an official [...]