On the 6th, President Tsai invited Premier Su Zhenchang and heads of relevant ministries to discuss the overall economic situation, especially on the public transportation subsidy policy. The Ministry of Communications will propose a "Central Promotion of Public Transportation Utilization Plan" before the end of the year, and it is expected to accept applications from local governments next year.

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[Reporter Zhong Lihua/Taipei Report] On the 6th, President Tsai invited Premier Su Zhenchang and heads of relevant ministries to discuss the overall economic situation, especially on the public transportation subsidy policy. , It is expected to accept applications from local governments next year. Officials from the Political Yuan pointed out that they will take the initiative to assist local governments in system integration and provide substantial subsidies.

Officials pointed out that in the financial meeting held by President Tsai on the 6th, the promotion of the public transportation subsidy policy and the reduction of commuter expenses were discussed.

In the future, the Ministry of Communications will take the initiative to assist local governments in system integration and provide substantial subsidies.

As for how to deal with the sharing with local governments in the future, it will be further studied.

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Officials explained that the "Central Plan for Promoting the Use of Public Transport" will be released at the end of this month, and applications from local governments will be open from January next year, and the review is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year.

There will be no national unified form. We just hope that the local government will come up with a plan tailored to local conditions, and the main goal is to increase the utilization rate of public transportation in the county and city. Therefore, it is not just "1200 monthly traffic tickets". Counties and cities will be reduced.

Officials said that the Ministry of Communications originally allocated funds for public transportation development plans, about 4 billion yuan per year. Therefore, after proposing the "Central Plan for Promoting the Use of Public Transportation", it is expected to expand the relevant funds. Although the Ministry of Communications roughly estimated 2.6 billion yuan However, it will be adjusted depending on the subsidy submitted by counties and cities next year. As for the increase in funds, it will be discussed with the Accounting and Accounting Office first, and will be reported to the Executive Yuan if necessary.

Since next year's budget is too late, it will definitely be included in the next year's budget.