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  1. Condoms on buses to Tibet

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diseases. Buses leaving Sichuan province for the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are now being supplied with a stock of condoms and pamphlets promoting safe sex. The project is aimed at promoting the use ... selected for the pilot project. Last month organisers began the project by placing pamphlets in buses. Co-ordinators of the condom handout are holding talks with the local government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457119/condoms-buses-tibet
  2. For children of migrant workers, danger in numbers

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... packed with 62 children- slammed head-on into a coal truck. Overloaded school buses are not only a problem in poor rural areas. They are common in Pearl River Delta boom towns, with hundreds of thousands of children of poor migrant workers taking them every day. A day after the crash, Guangzhou traffic police announced they had impounded two overloaded buses from schools for migrant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986652/children-migrant-workers-danger-numbers
  3. Talk back

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the risk of roadside pollution? We refer to the letter from K.Lim (Talkback, March 13) regarding KMB's environmentally friendly bus fleet. KMB has a total of 616 buses operating at close ... have completed the evaluation, we will be in a position to make decisions for future bus purchases, for which the Euro IV engine will be our specification. It is envisaged that all buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585331/talk-back
  4. City Briefs

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... months of this year. For the whole of last year, they received 35 complaints about products. Follow-up action would be taken where necessary, legislators heard yesterday. Buses cater for Disabled, says transport chief Seeking to reject suggestions that not enough buses are accessible to wheelchair users in Tin Shui Wai, the transport minister said 216, or 62 per cent, of the buses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456357/city-briefs
  5. Disabled to boycott women's group gala

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... the umbrella of the Rehabilitation Alliance of Hong Kong, the association said it decided against attending next Monday's function because there was a shortage of modified buses for the disabled. Alliance project officer Teri Chan Ka-yee said the commission had not booked any special buses for them. 'Even if we have money, we cannot book any buses because reservations have to be made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446418/disabled-boycott-womens-group-gala
  6. City Digest

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it was difficult to distinguish edible mushrooms from dangerous ones. Survey finds many buses tardy in Kowloon West On one-third of routes in Kowloon West surveyed by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, more than half the buses arrived late, some by a large margin. The survey was conducted from April 16 to 26 and covered 11 of the 34 bus routes in the district. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999671/city-digest
  7. Disabled would embrace fare cut

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Those using buses, light rail and trams said they would go out about 70 per cent more. 'A fare discount for the disabled will not only encourage existing disabled public transport users ... reluctant to give us a timetable?' Wong Kwok-hing said. The survey found the disabled spent an average of HK$45.80 on public transport each week, most using buses, taxis and minibuses. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578759/disabled-would-embrace-fare-cut
  8. Policy address in focus

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... earmarked for bus companies to trial 36 electric buses. Trials on retrofitting Euro II and Euro III buses with catalytic reduction devices to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. HK$150 million to provide a one-off subsidy to owners of liquefied petroleum gas taxis and light buses for replacing catalytic converters. Poverty Public housing tenants exempted from paying rent for two months. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/981749/policy-address-focus
  9. Encouraging students to walk more is a step in right direction

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to build a number of express lifts and covered walkways on campus, encourage cycling and eliminate its shuttle buses. This move is long overdue. When visiting the art gallery on campus from time to time I have noted that the only people walking up and down to the MTR are oldies like me while the students invariably wait for the shuttle buses. This is a shame as a vigorous walk is not only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668576/encouraging-students-walk-more-step-right-direction
  10. London cabs may fill void for disabled travellers

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... system could be improved to make it more convenient for the disabled. Mr Wong said taxis could serve as a useful alternative or replacement for the limited services of rehabilitation buses if they were more spacious. Last year, more than 8,000 bookings for rehabilitation buses from disabled travellers were turned down. But Brandon Tong Yeuk-fung, chairman of the Hong Kong Taxi and Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586048/london-cabs-may-fill-void-disabled-travellers

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