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  1. Comment - Letters

    KMB justifies fare hike

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:27am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial KMB needs fare hike with so many of its routes making a loss In their letters, Kenny Pun Tsz-him (" A well-worn path for KMB fare hikes ", December 7) and Pun Ka-hung (" Driven to distraction by KMB claims ", December 8) question the need for KMB to raise fares. KMB fully appreciates that a fare increase will have an impact on the community, ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Misinformation on KMB

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Accusation against KMB and its plots of land patently untrue I refer to Albert Cheng's column ("Fare's fair: property development profits and bus fare rises cannot go together", March, 1), which contains misinformation that needs to be clarified. As stated in the response by KMB deputy managing director, Evan Auyang ("Government has not supplied land to KMB ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Bus company KMB bids to increase fares by 8.5pc

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan, Ada Lee

    ... Thomas Chan and Ada Lee Loss-making bus operator applies to government for increase from next year, citing high fuel costs and rising wages KMB WANTS TO RAISE FARES BY 8.5 pc KMB has ... The two expenses accounted for 70 per cent of the company's operating costs in the first half of the year. KMB, the city's largest franchise bus operator, with a fleet of 3,900 buses, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    KMB to raise fares or revise bus routes to cover large losses

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com KMB mulls fare rise to cover large losses Loss-making Kowloon Motor Bus would be hard-pressed not to raise its fares if the government stops it from revising its ... and should be rearranged or eliminated, he added. Since the beginning of last year, fuel costs had increased by 40 per cent while wages had gone up 9 per cent, Ho said. The last time KMB raised its ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    KMB focused on transport efficiency and environmental protection

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by LETTERS

    ... KMB focused on efficiency and the environment I would like to respond to the letter written by Mr Wilkie Wong (" Too many buses are less than half full ", June 16), in which the author questioned the need for 12.8-metre long buses when many buses do not seem full. The reason why KMB has brought larger buses to Hong Kong is that we would like to reduce the number of buses ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Exco approves ‘acceptable’ 3.9pc KMB fare rise

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 05:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com KMB bus fares to rise 3.9pc next month Commuters face a bus fare increase averaging 3.9 per cent next month after the government approved an application by KMB ... Department was looking into them. KMB plans to use its increased revenue to improve manpower arrangements, upgrade its bus fleet and enhance services. NeoDemocrats lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai said ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Clarifying KMB's land deals

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Government has not supplied land to KMB at below-market rates I refer to the article by Albert Cheng ("Government must stop private firms getting a free ride on public money", February 22) which contains misinformation and misunderstanding that need to be corrected. The article wrongly states that the government has supplied plots of land at below-market rates for KMB ...

  8. 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

    ... Motor Bus Company (KMB) has introduced the longest buses in Hong Kong, and they can carry 11 more passengers than any of the other vehicles in the firm's fleet. Two of the four 12.8-metre ... consumption, the amount of road space taken up per passenger is relatively lower," said KMB's commercial director James Louey. He stressed that although the new buses- which were assembled ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    KMB takes delivery of BYD eBus for testing

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Single-decker from mainland manufacturer BYD may require more investment to ensure safety KMB to test first electric bus in bid for cleaner air ... roadside pollution, and there are hopes that the electric bus, jointly developed by KMB and Hong Kong-listed mainland manufacturer BYD, will be a step towards cleaner air. But experts say heavy ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    KMB slammed over plans for 4.3pc bus fare increase

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:21am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Bus firm complains of rising costs, but critics say its onboard adverts are making money KMB slammed over plans for 4.3pc fare increase KMB has been ... would review KMB's request. Managing director Edmond Ho Tat-man said KMB "reluctantly" made the move as it was unsustainable for it to continue subsidising the 70 per cent of its ...




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