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  1. News - World - FINLAND

    Helsinki looks to car-free future with integrated 'on demand' transport system operated by smartphone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian City plans to reduce use of private vehicles by upgrading its transport network to an integrated 'on-demand' system operated via smartphone Helsinki looks to car-free future The Finnish capital, Helsinki, has revealed plans to transform its existing public transport network into a "mobility on demand" system that will be so good nobody ...

  2. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... time around the long school holidays, we see a big increase in the hiring of private vans with a cross-border licence,' said Yang, deputy general manager of Shenzhen-based B & B Motor. ... of accidents to Hong Kong.' Zheng Tianxiang, a professor of transport at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, said such concerns were valid on both sides of the border. 'When the border first ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:02pm by Anthony Cheung

    ... railways the backbone of Hong Kong's public transport system Right on track The government's new railway development strategy provides a blueprint for planning the expansion of Hong ... with an increase in total railway length from 270km in 2021 to over 300km, with 114 stations. Rail's share of public transport will increase to 45-50 per cent, and that of cross-harbour movements, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs sustainable funding for urban transport infrastructure boom

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by ZHIRONG JERRY ZHAO

    ... Zhirong Jerry Zhao Zhirong Jerry Zhao says too much emphasis has been on 'innovative' financial tools at local level China needs sustainable funding for urban transport infrastructure boom China's economic take-off has been accompanied by a dazzling growth in transport infrastructure. There were a staggering 4.2 million km of highways by 2012, expanding from just ...

  5. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet ... dispute. Firms involved in promoting private jets and helicopters are no less immoral than mainland factory owners who poison villagers by dumping toxic waste and leaking heavy metals into water ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department could do more to curb speeding in Lantau

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... Transport Department could do so much more to curb speeding I am dismayed by the Transport Department's defeatist attitude towards the persistent problem of motorists speeding through villages and past schools along South Lantau Road. The letter from Luk Wing-cheong, acting assistant commissioner for transport (New Territories) (" Speed enforcement cameras already in place ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MOTORING

    Uber rolls its luxury private car service out in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 05:45pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... popular luxury transportation company Uber has finally launched its cars in Hong Kong. The firm announced the launch on its official blog on June 17, confirming that actor Carl Ng and socialite ... secret Ubers are arriving now! http://t.co/CYkioHELCR — Uber HK (@Uber_HK) June 18, 2014 "In this city full of transportation choices, Uber brings a reliable, comfortable, seamless option ...

  8. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Test drive: Bentley Continental GT Speed

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Mark Sharp mark.sharp@scmp.com Bentley's Continental GT Speed isboth fast and luxurious.Mark Sharp heads to Germany to feel the power A regal rocket As daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner was falling from the stratosphere at over 1,120km/h, I was pa ...

  9. Do you prefer private or public transport?

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... 18 Delia School of Canada I prefer private transportation any day. I hate to have to do what everyone else is doing. But the biggest reason is that public transport workers make me unhappy. ... by a spate of breakdowns during peak hours. People tend to think that private transportation will clutter up highways. Maybe, but it's a lot safer and easier than taking a bus, train or taxi. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Motoring

    Infiniti sets sights on Hong Kong luxury market

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Mark Sharp

    ... Nissan's upscale sibling dresses up and moves to Hong Kong, writesMark Sharp Infiniti, and beyond Infiniti is looking to muscle in on the city's crowded luxury sector after becoming the first carmaker to open its global headquarters in Hong Kong ...




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