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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:28pm by DANNY LEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... Danny Lee and Jeremy Blum Complaints about late pick-ups and lost drivers mar launch of Uber's private driver-style service Luxury taxis are not hailed by all Luxury taxi service Uber launched in Hong Kong yesterday to a tepid reception amid complaints about late pick-ups and drivers getting lost. A senior executive of the private driver-style service, which allows users to call ...

  2. News - Asia - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone apps shake up Southeast Asia's notorious taxi market

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... Francisco-based Uber, which allows customers to hail taxis or private vehicles via smartphones and pay with a credit card, is expanding rapidly in the region while fending off legal and regulatory ... and satellite technology to match supply and demand. A list of the world's 10 worst cities to hail a taxi compiled by industry website tourism-review.com in March included Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    All hail the new e-taxi, unless you've got luggage

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com All hail the new e-taxi, unless you’ve got luggage The long-awaited electric taxis from mainland carmaker BYD will finally start taking passengers tomorrow - after an eight-month delay - but with cabbies already complaining, the question is whether the cars will survive beyond the six-month trial period. One driver who has signed up for the e6 taxi ...

  4. 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 per cent. The company says its lower-end service is now cheaper than the city's famous yellow taxis. A ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district will now cost US$22, down ...

  5. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Shanghai government cracks down on taxi booking apps

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:03am by Patrick Boehler <a href=

    ... services to the drivers. It has also resulted in complaints from many large cities that passengers are having increasing difficulty hailing taxis on the street because many drivers refuse to pick ... by Alibaba’s Alipay product. Alibaba has also invested in a popular taxi-hailing app. The regulation likely also applies to services like Uber, which recently launched in Shanghai and other Chinese ...

  6. News - China - TRANSPORT

    High-speed rail opens up line of prosperity

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by He Huifeng

    ... richest man Li Ka-shing, hail from the area. The new train line, with 18 stations, also connects the Pearl River Delta, with a population of 140 million, with Fujian province, with a population ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... "We should not rule out other options." The government set aside land in 2007 for a rail system in Kai Tak and officials hailed the monorail as the best option for the East Kowloon ...

  8. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Iron silk road delivers trade edge

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... linking the central province with one of Europe's largest traffic hubs- Hamburg in Germany. Hailed as a "new silk road" by the provincial government, the cross-border rail route has ...

  9. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Ford steps on the gas for Hong Kong taxi market share

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com US car company among a fleet of contenders charging into city's cab sector to challenge Toyota's dominance with LPG-powered engines Ford to focus on LPG taxis in race for market share For the first time in a decade commuters will be spoiled for choice when hailing a taxi in the city. Following on the tail of carmakers BYD, Nissan, ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Growing numbers of urban dwellers switch on to convenience of carpools

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... on the capital's notoriously gridlocked roads felt increasingly dangerous. Hailing a taxi proved too expensive and too difficult. Pushing her way onto a crowded subway carriage was painful. She eventually ...



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