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PTO to Offer Language Classes for Bus, Taxi Drivers

Taipei City Public Transportation Office (PTO) will be accepting applications for this year’s foreign language courses for bus and taxi drivers starting in May!
To strengthen the language abilities of local public bus drivers and taxi drivers, the Public Transportation Office (PTO) has held language classes for interested drivers for many years. The service has received positive feedback from participants.
This year’s language classes will offer training in English and Japanese. English classes will take place in May and July; and Japanese classes will start in June and August. Each class will admit up to 45 bus drivers and 30 taxi drivers.
The respective public bus companies will nominate drivers or customer service personnel for the language courses. Taxi drivers who are interested in attending are welcome to apply in person at PTO.
To apply, taxi drivers should bring the original copy of their taxi license (note: the license should be registered for the Greater Taipei area, which includes Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City, Taoyuan City, and Yilan County) and two 2-inch photos to PTO during business hours Monday through Friday.
Applications for the English class in May will be accepted from May 1 through 8. Applications for the Japanese class in June will be accepted between June 1 and 12.