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  1. Scandal of unsafe school buses

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and unlicensed buses. But the latest accident, which claimed at least 15 students' lives, again sheds light on the sad state of school buses on the mainland, particularly in rural areas where local ... Institute, said both the central and local governments needed to show strong leadership by coming up with necessary funding to improve the safety of school buses, particularly for poorer regions. ...

  2. Buy school buses to stop the carnage

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... issued last year, as are most of the mainland's nearly 300,000 school buses. These terrible tragedies are not untypical of the danger. On Monday, for example, 37 primary schoolchildren were ... is for the huge cost of replacing and upgrading school buses, not to mention under-funding of rural schools. Regional officials have never had the money to make it practicable to enforce the regulations. ...

  3. Teenager thrown into nullah after buses collide

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... station, was not equipped with passenger seat belts. The law requires all public light buses registered on or after August 1, 2004 to be fitted with seat belts. Police were investigating if either ...

  4. Limits on light buses 'out of date'

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Success Transportation, which owns and operates 80 public light buses, is seeking a judicial review of a May 24 Legislative Council resolution that extended for a further five years a 1976 ruling capping the number of minibuses at 4,350. The cap applies to green- scheduled light buses- and to red, unscheduled buses. Glory Success claims the executive branch and Legco acted unfairly ...

  5. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the hospital, China Central Television reported. It is an open secret that school buses in poor areas are often overcrowded and refitted illegally to carry more passengers, but questions are now being asked about how children can be put in such danger. One microblogger wrote: 'How can parents tolerate the overloading problem with school buses, which has seemingly become more and more ...

  6. More people prosecuted for not buckling up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the city's minibuses. The number of prosecutions brought by police rose from 1,848 in 2009 to 2,567 last year for public light buses and from 1,264 in 2009 to 1,409 in 2010 for taxis, according ... belts on some minibuses and taxis were damaged or did not work properly, according to a Legislative Council member. All taxis registered on or after January 1, 2001 and public light buses ...

  7. Western Harbour tolls stay the same

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Tolls for the Western Harbour Tunnel will remain unchanged as the operator yesterday extended a set of concessions for six months. Drivers of private cars, taxis, minibuses and franchised buses have been paying 10 to 15 per cent more since the Western Harbour Tunnel Co Ltd removed some concessions in January. However, increases could be on the way as it is allowed by law ...

  8. Nannies planned for small school vans

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam But bus operators worry the proposal will drive up costs and force some out of business The government plans to make nannies mandatory on primary school buses with 16 seats ... four days after a 10-year-old boy was injured when his bag became trapped in the doors of a school bus as it drove away. School Buses Operators' Association chairwoman Wong Yuk-lin said ...

  9. Tougher action needed to curb scourge of speeding

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should not be tackled with equal urgency. After all buses are, along with trains, the lifeblood of our transport system. Even if we do not use them every day, most of us do from time to time. ... on the city's 6,000-odd non-franchised buses. But the Transport Department has made no promises. A senior officer's response that it might consider installing the devices on non-franchised buses ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paper talk, June 15, 2013

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Nelson Cheng

    ... on trains and buses in June last year. The scheme does not extend to minibuses. One operator said that if the situation continued, some minibus routes might have to be cancelled- meaning both ...




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