The "TPASS Executive Yuan Commuter Pass," which is separated into "Keelung-Taipei City-New Taipei City-Taoyuan," "Changhua-Taichung-Nantou-Miaoli," and "Tainan-Kaohsiung-Pingtung," was introduced by Directorate General of Highways MOTC in accordance with the policy. For Keelung, Taipei City, New Taipei City, and Taoyuan life circle regular pass "TPASS Easy Card," one may visit the four main supermarkets and Books.com (博客來) to pre-order. These three versions are approved for the use of iPASS, Easy Cards, and icash.
Different types of TPASS Executive Yuan Commuter Pass.Photo reproduced from 皮路PiiLuu Facebook
Both the TPASS card and the standard Easy Card serve as transportation carriers, however the TPASS Easy Card makes use of the SuperCard, a new generation of the Super Easy Card. After signing up for Easy Pay, you may immediately utilize the "Easy Wallet APP" to make online purchases on your smartphone.
Comparison between previous and new versions of monthly pass.Photo reproduced from 皮路PiiLuu Facebook
The 100 NTD charge for the TPASS Easy Travel Card will be entirely subsidized by the government if the public purchases the new version of the 1200 monthly pass and the TPASS Easy Card and completes the real-name registration, which is comparable to purchasing a monthly pass and receiving the card for free. Value-added monthly tickets can be purchased with some electronic tickets. Also to be highlighted is the inability of preferred tickets like Concession Cards (敬老卡、愛心卡) to be set up for the purchase of commuter monthly passes.
TPASS Easy Card is about to launch, the key points of the new version of the monthly pass.Photo reproduced from Metro Taipei Facebook
At the end of June, Taipei City and New Taipei City will stop offering the original 1280 monthly pass. One card may only be used to register one type of monthly pass per person. Therefore, before purchasing a new type of pass, customers who have previously purchased the 1280 monthly pass must visit each MRT station in Taipei to execute the refund. You must register with a second card to purchase the new monthly pass in advance if you wish to keep using the 1280 monthly pass.
For more information, please inquire at Taipei Mass Rapid Transit Co., Ltd., or at the service counters at each MRT station.