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Move to Ban All Carpool Activities Spurs Controversy

Move to Ban All Carpool Activities Spurs Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A bill banning all carpool activities currently allowed during commuting hours was submitted to the Land, Infrastructure and Transport Committee at the National Assembly on Thursday, a move that could deepen the divide between IT companies and the taxi industry over the carpooling issue. The bill specifically seeks the [...]

Escalators can be Dangerous, Especially on Rainy Days

Escalators can be Dangerous, Especially on Rainy Days

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Recent government data has revealed that accidents involving slipping and falling on escalators tend to happen more frequently when it rains. According to the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, there were 163 escalator-related accidents between 2013 and 2016, with four fatalities and 209 serious injuries. Among the incidents, [...]

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

Seoul to Launch Bus Congestion Alert Service

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul has launched a revolutionary new online service today that informs passengers about how congested their bus will be before they get on. Seoul’s new congestion alert service, which comes in the form of bus information systems, a desktop website (http://bus.go.kr) and a mobile app called SeoulBus, tells public [...]

Patents for Personal Transport Grow with More Koreans “Riding Solo”

Patents for Personal Transport Grow with More Koreans “Riding Solo”

DAEJEON, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Personal transport gadgets have grown increasingly popular in Korea in recent years, with more people riding devices like electric kick scooters or “wheels” either as a means of transportation or simply for recreational purposes.  These electric machines grant mobility unachievable by conventional vehicles, and are easy to carry around, [...]

Chinese Tourists Can Now Use Smartphones to Pay Transport Fares in Korea

Chinese Tourists Can Now Use Smartphones to Pay Transport Fares in Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Biziwre) – Millions of Chinese visitors will now be able to use their smartphones to pay for transit in Korea.  The Seoul Metropolitan government announced Monday the official launch of a mobile pay system entitled ‘UnionPay Mobile T-Money’ for public transportation. It is named after the Shanghai-based financial services corporation UnionPay, [...]

By 2020, Highways Only 30 Minutes Away for 96% of Koreans

By 2020, Highways Only 30 Minutes Away for 96% of Koreans

SEJONG, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – At a public hearing held on July 13 at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MOLIT) announced the First National Road Master Plan which includes details related to the construction and maintenance of national highway systems. A national road master plan [...]

Bicycles the New Cars: Over 10 Mln Bicycles in Korea

Bicycles the New Cars: Over 10 Mln Bicycles in Korea

SEJONG, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Data shows that the number of bicycles in Korea now stands at 10.22 million, and 34.7 percent of households possess at least one bicycle. As more people are looking into eco-friendly means of transportation, government authorities are making an effort to provide a better cycling environment. The Korea Transport Institute [...]

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

Incheon Publishes ‘Survival Guide’ for Foreigners

INCHEON, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – To help the increasing population of foreigners to blend into the local area, the Incheon city government published a guidebook for new arrivals to the city. The guidebook was published in four languages – English, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese. A total of 2,000 copies were made of the 120-page book. [...]