Industries responded overwhelmingly negatively to the new labor law implemented last December. Among them are some long-distance bus companies. To counteract the rise in personnel costs, they have decided to raise their fares starting in March.
Take the Taipei-Tainan route operated by Ubus for example. We will see a rise in promotional fare of the current NT$220 to NT$370 for a single trip beginning March 1, with a 68 percent rise, according to the company’s latest announcement.