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  1. Government must act to regulate cross-harbour traffic

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Since the Western Harbour Tunnel Company announced an increase in its tunnel fees, various proposals have been made to improve the traffic flow at the three cross-harbour tunnels. We should start with the basic principle of supply and demand. Taking central Kowloon and Wan Chai as the base locations, the Cross-Harbour Tunnel is the most convenient and its toll should ...

  2. Consultant offers nine scenarios to ease traffic

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam It was a rosy picture- an end to lengthy queues at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel, acceptable traffic flow at the other two crossings and perhaps even profits for the government. ... evenly dispersed if the toll for private cars was lifted by HK$5 for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and reduced for the Eastern Harbour Tunnel- with the government subsidising any losses. It forecast ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the three cross-harbour tunnels will worsen if the Eastern tunnel ups its fee. People are price-sensitive- there is no doubt they will choose the cheapest way to reach their destination. Most will use the Cross-Harbour Tunnel which will see longer queues while the other two tunnels remain underused. Valuable time will be wasted and air pollution will also worsen around the Cross-Harbour ...

  4. Bureaucrats betray their tunnel vision on toll issue

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... or raise tolls now on the competing and heavily congested Cross-Harbour Tunnel, a 30-year BOT tunnel project that reverted to the government in 1999. But they won't raise tolls on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The public outcry would be too great. Therefore they will just have to wait until 2016. And if, while waiting, they also wish to avoid making themselves look foolish again, ...

  5. 2 hurt as truck tips over and hits bus near tunnel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Two people were injured yesterday when a truck overturned and skidded into a bus at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The accident occurred in front ... night. The other passenger was discharged after treatment to his foot. The police said no passengers on the bus were hurt. Traffic through the Cross Harbour tunnel was affected for about half ...

  6. Study to look into spreading tunnel load

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong A consultant will this month be appointed to study ways of evening out the amount of traffic using the three harbour tunnels, undersecretary for transport and housing Yau Shing-mu said yesterday. Mr Yau said a few options were possible to relieve pressure on the busiest of the three- the Cross-Harbour Tunnel- but 'the government does not have a preference ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... supplied Q Which tunnel options would best ease traffic? Is a tunnel buyback the best way to solve the cross-harbour traffic problem? The simple answer is no. Encouraging private participation has ... have the political wisdom and courage to increase Cross-Harbour Tunnel tolls to a level high enough to divert the excessive flow of traffic to the other tunnels during peak hours. ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government, it seems, is waiting for the congestion at the Cross-Harbour Tunnel to become really chaotic before it considers taking any serious steps. Giving approval to increase tolls at the Western ... of the Cross-Harbour Tunnel tolls ('Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic', January 5), I believe the holistic approach you refer to should come first. This would require that the apples-and-oranges ...

  9. talk back

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the toll for the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and achieve an even cost for all? The government should adequately regulate tunnel operators to ensure that they work in the public interest. Cheung Hon-ting, ... Q Which tunnel options would be most effective? It was almost pathetic to see Deputy Commissioner for Transport Lau Ka-keung making eleventh-hour pleas for motorists to avoid using other ...

  10. Planners' surprise at tunnel plan

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A Macau developer learned about former minister Ao Man-long's plan to build a cross-harbour tunnel before government planners did, the court heard yesterday. Chan ... by developer Ho Meng-fai, requested a new plot of land from the government on grounds that its plot on Taipa was close to the entrance to a cross-harbour tunnel. 'I got the application saying ...




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