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  1. Warped view is a pointer to the future of public transport

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... are not aware of it yet, you ought to know that our Donald cannot bear to lose face and would rather put Hong Kong's finances at risk. He did it a year earlier with a HK$120 billion stock market ... in Beijing. Why do you people in Hong Kong tolerate them? Let's set this warped picture straight. If we in Hong Kong choose not to cover our commuting costs through the fares we pay, then we must ...

  2. Cheap transport to Macau can be a losing bet

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chong-hou, whose family had previously been involved in the Hong Kong-to-Macau ferry business. The firm waited four years for the Macau government to issue it a licence, but when it finally started ... passengers from Hong Kong despite its ability to carry 1,152 people. But this was because the temporary ferry terminal on Taipa Island can only accommodate 1,000 people at a time, Macau Maritime ...

  3. Better transport options needed to make culture hub accessible

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for West Kowloon', March 28) it is unfortunate that apparently little thought has been given to providing attractive public transport connections both to and within the arts hub. At least ... plus a third one in the middle. Duplication of the internal transport services will involve intrusive infrastructure (lay-bys and turning circles at the terminals) even though they are located ...

  4. Hong Kong travellers battle chaotic scenes to get back home

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Danny Mok, Lana Lam

    ... Danny Mok in Tokyo, Amy Nip and Lana Lam Hong Kong travellers in Japan when the quake struck told yesterday how they battled through chaotic scenes in an attempt to get home. They spoke as the government warned people not to travel anywhere near tsunami-hit Fukushima prefecture amid nuclear radiation fears. One group of 13 Hong Kong tourists were understood to have been in Sendai- ...

  5. Parents could ease traffic congestion at schools by using public transport

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... I fail to understand why parents continually drive their children to school when Hong Kong boasts one of the most efficient, clean and safe public transport systems in the world, ... options readily available within a stone's throw. This section of road effectively becomes just another parking space in Hong Kong and these parents are usually just waiting for one student ...

  6. Railways, transport ministries team up for projects

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the head of the geography department at the University of Hong Kong. 'There may have been co-operation problems between the railways ministry and the transport ministry,' Wang said. He ... and government grants. This was on top of 20 billion yuan of bonds issued by the ministry last week. In reaction to the news, the Hong Kong share price of China Railway Group jumped 21.8 per cent ...

  7. Transport forum opens the way for electric cars

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... motorcycles are registered in Hong Kong as battery-powered. Their owners have to apply to the Transport Department for special expressway permits because existing laws allow only to petrol- ... of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 'Nowadays, the motors of electric vehicles are all very powerful, so seven kilowatts is an appropriate standard.' While the output of popular models ...

  8. Transport unions want 7pc pay rise

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Martin Wong As Hong Kong's 160,000 civil servants move a step closer to securing a pay rise of between 5.15 and 7.24 per cent, workers at Kowloon Motor Bus ... Kin-wa, of the Motor Transport Workers General Union, said the demands had nothing to do with the civil servants' pay rise, just increasing inflation. ...

  9. Safety of transport sector in question

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... financial officer Li Jiansheng said it was seeking more subway contracts. China Railway and CRCC, both listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong, together build nearly all the nation's railway tracks. ... accident near Wenzhou in July, as well as many other accidents on highways and subways, the Shanghai crash has called into question the safety of the mainland's entire transport sector. ...

  10. We will scuttle transport-subsidy plan, unionist says

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Thirty-five legislators have vowed to try to scuttle the government's plan to expand Hong Kong's transport-subsidy scheme, by voting for an adjournment motion ... Kin-chung has been lobbying lawmakers to support the government plan, meeting the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday. Cheung said ...




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