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Seoul Government to Discuss Carpool Service

Seoul Government to Discuss Carpool Service

SEOUL, Nov. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is expected to hold a discussion next week on controversial carpool services that have been accused of violating the Passenger Transport Service Act. The meeting is expected to gather together experts and officials from the taxi and ICT industries, civic groups, and government officials to [...]

Seoul Government to Team Up With British Social Enterprises for Urban Restoration

Seoul Government to Team Up With British Social Enterprises for Urban Restoration

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced it has teamed up with London-based social enterprises Locality and Social Life to embark on new urban renewal projects. The Seoul government signed a business agreement on Tuesday with both Locality and Social Life, social enterprises that successfully led urban restoration projects in [...]

Seoul Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Franchise Food Trucks From Entering Local Public Events

Seoul Passes Ordinance Prohibiting Franchise Food Trucks From Entering Local Public Events

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government is passing an ordinance that bans food trucks owned by franchise companies from entering publicly run events in the city, in a move to help small and medium independent businesses. As the city’s committee came to an agreement on Wednesday, the ordinance will take effect sometime [...]

Seoul Government Contemplates 24-Hour Subway

Seoul Government Contemplates 24-Hour Subway

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government is reportedly considering a 24-hour subway, amid growing calls for longer operating hours, which could see the city join the likes of London, Berlin and New York with a 24-hour transit system. Earlier this month, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced Seoul Metro is looking for [...]

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

Seoul to Sanction ‘Unfriendly’ Taxi Drivers After Complaints Continue

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul taxi drivers still have an attitude issue, according to the sheer number of complaints filed with the Seoul Metropolitan Government so far this year. Data released by the city government on Sunday revealed that 9,115 complaints related to taxi drivers had been filed between January and June, with unfriendly [...]

Seoul Bike City’s Most Popular Sharing Service

Seoul Bike City’s Most Popular Sharing Service

SEOUL, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A new online survey has revealed Seoul Bike is the most popular government-operated sharing service among residents of Seoul. The survey, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government last month with a sample of 2,500 Seoul residents, showed the satisfaction rate among users was over 91 percent, the municipal government [...]