[quote=“mr_boogie”]In a thread designed for the Taipei Mayor election, there were a lot of ideas coming up on how to make Taipei better, and most of them would require government investment, but would have quite a palpable change in the quality of life. One of them was to create a reconstruction/beautification fund to make Taipei a nicer city.
We can also help by letting the government run TRTC increase their portfolio by operating city buses - they would have to buy new quality and low polluting buses (running on natural gas, by example), such as Mercedes Citaro… This would make people use more public transportation. The buses could be built in Taiwan, as there are currently companies fitting them, and therefore, increase local manufacturing. The company could do a partnership with the existing bus companies, in order to replace quickly the fleet. Introducing articulated buses to move in the busiest routes would also provide a better solution, as they offer more seats, and, therefore, more confort to people using them… Here is a picture of one in Japan:
For the airport route, or any other route classified of extremely heavy traffic, they could use the Mercedes CapaCity…
And, because many taxi drivers would be in risk, a help from the government into getting another job, or retrofitting their cabs to LPG to lower their costs, and lower pollution. The government could set up a law making a requirement to all new cabs to be LPG.[/quote]
Good Lord, no way! We used to have those back home -made in Brazil- they are a nightmare! And in these streets… the horror.
Aside from that, I fully support LPG conversion. The Government has started with the taxis, hope that they will encourage buses, too.