Starting next month, the Taipei MRT will cancel its 20 percent discount on fares. After February, it will switch to a new system where frequent riders get discounted fares. Anyone that takes at least 51 rides a month will get a 30 percent discount.
The Taipei MRT is cancelling its 20 percent e-ticket discount. Starting in February, only frequent riders will enjoy discounted fares.
I don't take (the MRT) that often. If the (20 percent discount) is canceled and only daily commuters get discounts, I won't be as willing to take (the MRT).
I take the MRT probably around 25 to 30 times (a month). (Will you be affected if fares go up?) It won't affect how often I take (the MRT).
(Will this have a major impact on your transportation expenses?) Isn't there the NT$1,280 (monthly pass) now? You can use that too. It's actually more cost-effective.
The new system gives discounts based on how many times an EasyCard is used a month. Those taking 11 to 20 rides a month will get a 10 percent discount on fares, with the rate going up to 15 percent for 21 to 30 rides a month and 30 percent for 51 or more rides a month. Taipei Rapid Transit Corp. says the New Taipei City Government is on board.
There will be different levels of discounts based on how often you take (the MRT). The more rides, the more money you get back. After Feb. 1, the cashback rate will be tallied automatically when you add value to your card.
TRTC has already started counting MRT rides, which are tracked by card. The new system does not affect the NT$1,280 monthly pass or senior and children's fares.
民眾 林先生表示：「搭乘捷運的部分，（每個月)大概差不多，25次到30次左右。（未來如果漲價會不會影響？) 還是會持續使用不會改變。」
民眾 吳小姐表示：「（會大幅影響到你的交通費嗎？) 現在不是有1280(定期票)，也可以啊，這樣也比較划算。」