Seoul Introduces New City
Bus System On July 1, 2004, the Seoul Metropolitan Government introduced the newly adjusted public transportation system. Five key points characterize the system overhaul:
1) Bus routes have been simplified;
2) Four different categories of buses have been established;
3) The current fixed-rate bus fare system has been replaced by a differentiated fare scheme based on distance traveled.
The subway fare is integrated with the bus fare system.
4) The bus numbers indicate districts in Seoul, which will enable passengers to identify the bus departure point and destination;
and 5) The installation of a satellite communications system will enable passenger to check bus arrival times at bus stations or destinations using mobile phones or PDAs. Continue reading