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  1. Business - Commodities - TRANSPORT

    Melting Arctic ice paves the way for South Korean oil hub

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... Sea Route, which follows Russia's Siberian coast, will be completely free of ice all-year round by 2030, according to the Korean government's Korea Energy Economics Institute. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558456/melting-arctic-ice-paves-way-south-korean-oil-hub
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com System that can detect pedestrians, bikes and speed limits- and warn drivers- is set to be installed in three public vehicles this month Buses to road-test safety technology Tests on a crash prevention system that can detect pedestrians and bicycles and read roadside speed-limit signs will be extended to public buses this month. Three buses of New World First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533309/crash-prevention-system-be-deployed-public-buses
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    ... and chief executive of Transdev, added that trams were necessary in a public transport system to fill the gap between metro systems, which are expensive to build but efficient, and buses, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap
  4. 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

    ... as a normal 15-minute ride after the meter was stopped. "No one is perfect and I'll use them again for sure," Forsyth said. Sam Gellman, Uber general manager for Hong Kong, said public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555606/luxury-taxi-service-uber-expects-do-huge-business-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... in the project programme and particularly given the importance of the project to the government, and the level of public interest in it, the [committee] believes that the CEO should have exercised more ... it was suggested that the opening date for the railway be pushed back to early 2016, rather than 2015 as originally scheduled. The bureau subsequently advised the projects team to inform the public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555371/independent-inquiry-high-speed-rail-delay-criticises-mtr-ceo-jay
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:36pm by Ada Lee and Danny Lee

    ... the company to start replacing its signalling systems earlier than scheduled. "It focuses only on public relations, but does not improve its services," he said. "Even one incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551018/power-failure-forces-platform-closure-central-mtr-station
  7. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

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

    ... Association, added in a statement that yellow taxis were "the most reliable, most regulated cabs" and that Uber's sale was "more about generating publicity then building a solid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550428/smartphone-car-service-undercuts-new-yorks-yellow-taxis
  8. 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 on the controversial third runway at Chek Lap Kok. Members of the Legislative Council panel on economic development grilled Transport and Housing Bureau officials and airport chiefs yesterday. They feared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538943/officials-grilled-over-true-cost-third-runway-hong-kong-airport
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legco to launch inquiry into controversial delay to high-speed rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... committee would find out who was responsible for the delay. "The officials could refuse to attend our meeting, but then the public can make a judgment on that," said Wu, who with Gary Fan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1540419/legco-launch-inquiry-controversial-delay-high-speed-rail-link
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR delays: government like 'child in front of giant': lawmaker

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... to dispel the public's concerns over delays to five ongoing MTR projects, lawmakers have heard. The documents were on schedule for release in the middle of the year, undersecretary ... and improve its monitoring of construction. Facing legislators yesterday, MTR Corp chief executive Jay Walder again apologised to the public for the delays. He said the six-month delays to the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535145/mtr-delays-government-child-front-giant-lawmaker

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