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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways veteran followed his dream despite being disowned by family

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ada Lee

    ... than coins. "Once, there was a gold necklace with earrings tied to it, and another time, there was a chocolate coin," Chan said. A colleague, Shirley Tse Oi-kwan, has even found ...

  2. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 ... reductions in the past month in Atlanta, Boston, Washington, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Uber says if the reduced fares attract more passengers, it is more likely to keep the prices low. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Officials grilled over true cost of third runway at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Third runway sparks cost concerns The government and the Airport Authority have been accused of keeping the public in the dark by failing to put a price ... the project could go the same way as other big infrastructure schemes, which have seen costs soar amid delays. The authority put the price at HK$136 billion in 2011, but says design changes and rising ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... of the Legislative Council's panel on transport also urged the government to review the MTR fare-adjustment mechanism, under which the company was able to increase prices despite making large profits. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... Bus and Citybus will go on the road installed with the Israeli-developed Mobileye, a system consisting of a camera and a small display screen priced at about HK$10,000. Drivers hear a warning ...

  6. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Taxi drivers in big European cities stage strike in protest at privateers

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:34am by AFP

    ... competition". In Rome, taxi drivers were planning a "reverse strike" by charging only €10 per trip to fall in line with competitors' prices. In Milan and Madrid, taxis staged a day-long ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Longest buses, with room for more passengers, hit the streets of Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com At 12.8 metres, they're the city's longest- with a HK$3m price tag and room for more passengers Buses give new meaning to a lengthy trip The Kowloon ... buses that the bus company has ordered, with a price tag of about HK$3 million each, have already arrived in Hong Kong. The new buses can seat a total of 98 passengers- 63 on the upper deck ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Rail company's concessions to help offset impact of higher ticket prices are criticised as just new ways to make more money MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note The MTR's fare concessions announced alongside its 3.6 per cent increase in ticket prices were criticised yesterday as another money-spinning exercise. Transport analyst Dr Hung ...

  9. News - World - TRANSPORT

    London Tube strike causes chaos as commuters scramble for buses, taxis and bicycles

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:26pm by BLOOM

    ... are being forced to pay the price MIKE BROWN, LONDON UNDERGROUND London Underground kept most lines running with a reduced service and many stations flagged as likely to close were open for travel. ... the system. "Only the RMT leadership know the real motivations behind their action, but it is infuriating that commuters and businesses are the ones who are being forced to pay the price ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Its streets were once paved in gold for taxi drivers, but the recent crackdown on the sex industry has affected the local business Striking Dongguan cabbies demand cut in monthly fee Dongguan authorities are considering reducing licence rental fees for taxis after many cabbies went on strike yesterday, protesting against a steep drop ...




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