Election Day is a week away, and bus discounts are available for those going home to perform their civic duty. There''s a wide range of specials on offer. Kuo-kuang Motor Transport will offer 30% off to college students only. Kamalan Bus will knock off 10% for any roundtrip ticket. In the countdown to the election, coach bus companies have announced promotions to get out the vote.Kuo-kuang Motor Transport has announced that all fares will be 30% off for Taiwanese university students, to encourage youth to go home and vote. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but students are already getting ready to buy.StudentPeople who want to vote appreciate this goodwill gesture from the coach bus company. I feel it encourages young people to go home and vote. StudentMany of my classmates will be going back on coach buses. With these promotions, they will be even more willing to go back.On Jan. 9 and 10, Kuo-kuang will offer all fares at 30% off.
With the discount, a trip from Taipei to Kaohsiung, which usually costs NT$590, will just cost NT$413. Traveling from Taipei to Tainan will be NT$144 cheaper. In addition, the Taipei-to-Hualien shuttle service will run its own half-price promotion for 30 days starting Jan. 6. Another bus promotion is by Kamalan Bus, which offers a 10% discount on roundtrip tickets. Kamalan will run an extra 200 bus trips on Jan. 10 and 11. Capital Bus will increase service by 50% starting Jan. 10.Wang Ying-chiehCoach bus operatorDuring Spring Festival, tickets will be 15% off. Transport services during Spring Festival are subsidized by the government, but our election specials aren’t. We are running them completely for the sake of encouraging youth to get involved in our nation’s politics.In addition, some students have arranged for charter transport to take young voters home. This campaign season, youth are stepping up to participate in the election to support their favorite candidates.