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  1. Cross-border plan faces bumpy ride

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com With Hongkongers' resentment of mainland visitors at an all-time high, the long-planned liberalisation of cross-border driving between Hong Kong ... accidents, worse air quality, heavier road congestion and more cross-border legal disputes. But something more is at work than these specific objections. Clearly, something has changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996361/cross-border-plan-faces-bumpy-ride
  2. Racers rev engines ahead of cross-border driving

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The launch of a cross-border driving scheme will give local drivers the chance to put pedal to the metal on the mainland's motor racing tracks. The long-stalled plan has annoyed many in Hong Kong, because it will allow a small number of private cars from Guangdong into the already-crowded city. But the plan will also allow a maximum of 50 Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992586/racers-rev-engines-ahead-cross-border-driving
  3. Cross-border car influx will ride roughshod over city's pedestrians

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and not babies born to non-resident parents. The same day, this newspaper reported on 20,000 Facebook users opposing cross-border private cars, and mixed this up with the unacceptable bigotry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992221/cross-border-car-influx-will-ride-roughshod-over-citys-pedestrians
  4. Cross-border driving plan on a long, winding road

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam A much-awaited scheme to make cross-border driving possible for anyone with a driving licence has gone pretty much nowhere. Call it an intra-governmental gridlock. For a long ... 14,000 vehicles a day will use the 73 billion yuan (HK$86.74 billion) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge when the planned span opens in 2016- if cross-border car plates remain a privilege for certain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964851/cross-border-driving-plan-long-winding-road
  5. Cross-border deliveries hit by fuel shortage

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The fuel shortage on the mainland is beginning to affect Hong Kong's cross-border delivery business, with some drivers being forced to abandon their vehicles in Guangdong ... the government needs to do something,' he said. Cross-border drivers usually fill their tanks while they are on the mainland because of cheaper fuel across the border. Drivers said filling up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512357/cross-border-deliveries-hit-fuel-shortage
  6. October start for half-price student fares on all lines

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... billion relief package at a Legislative Council question-and-answer session on Wednesday. But Legco transport panel chairman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said cross-border students should be treated equally. 'They should not divide the students into cross-border students and those in Hong Kong. Those cross-border students may come from grass-roots families.' Legislator Lau Kong-wah, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645666/october-start-half-price-student-fares-all-lines
  7. Offer of free rides to spur line passengers

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Free trips will be offered to Lok Ma Chau Spur Line passengers again during the Lunar Near Year in a bid by the MTR Corporation to boost use of the underperforming cross-border rail extension. Passengers must obtain a special pass with coupons published in Metropolis Daily and Suddenly Weekly magazine from February 2 to 10 to enjoy the free rides with their Octopus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624897/offer-free-rides-spur-line-passengers
  8. Kwai Chung needs to reverse the tide

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... opting to use our port. Rules governing the trucking industry have put Hong Kong at a US$200 per box disadvantage vis-a-vis our cross-border rivals, as has the government and industry's ... and Beijing are open to dismantling two of the regulations- known as 4-up-4-down, and 1-truck-1-driver- artificially inflating the cost of cross-border trucking. However, dissolution of the licensing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485426/kwai-chung-needs-reverse-tide
  9. Critics at the wheel

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei More mainland vehicles will soon be roaming the streets of Hong Kong as city and Guangdong officials work out the details of a quota programme for cross-border cars. ... month or year. The idea of a mainland-car influx has caused critics to worry about road safety and air pollution. They say safety is an issue because cross-border drivers will have to drive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992067/critics-wheel
  10. Traffic over new bridge is scarce after checkpoint opens

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... handle 30,000 people and the same number of vehicles at opening, but he expected that number would climb to 42,000 and 89,000 respectively by 2016. Although cross-border travellers still need ... cross-border permits have so far applied to use the bridge. A three-month trial for car owners holding cross-border permits has been largely blamed for this cool response, with many expected to decide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599057/traffic-over-new-bridge-scarce-after-checkpoint-opens

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