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EasyCard lottery for new hires set

Staff writer, with CNA

Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (TRTC) is planning to give away 3,000 EasyCards with 150 free rides to school-leavers or those new to the job market.

Taiwanese who graduated from university or who have completed military service this year are eligible to apply for the EasyCard lottery through the Mass Rapid Transit System’s app before Aug. 10.

The lottery drawing, which is only open to people who have a household registration in Taiwan proper, Penghu, Kinmen or Matsu, is scheduled to be held on Aug. 12, TRTC said.

Winners are to be notified by e-mail on Aug. 15, it said.

The lottery is to encourage new job seekers to use the MRT system for their daily commute, the company said.

Winners will be able to use the EasyCard for a maximum of 150 rides between any two Taipei MRT stations between Sept. 1 and Nov. 30, it said.

However, the winning cards cannot be used to pay for bus fares, Kaohsiung Metro rides, tickets on Taiwan Railways Administration or Taiwan High Speed Rail trains or purchases from other vendors that accept the cards, such as convenience stores, the company said.

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