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  1. News - China - Anti-terrorism

    In wake of bus blast, Beijing mobilises masses to fight terror attacks on public transport

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:15pm by ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... violent attacks on public transportation vehicles. Crimes by terrorists or extremists that target buses or subway trains jeopardise public security, the Ministry of Public Security posted after an emergency meeting on Wednesday. It ordered local public security authorities to take whatever steps needed to control crime. The ministry said security measures at public transport venues should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555608/beijing-mobolises-its-secret-weapon-against-terrorism-people
  2. 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 ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com French joint venture in talks with cities over the border to 'fill the gap' in transport network Tram owners hope to ride more rails over border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554191/helsinki-looks-car-free-future-integrated-demand-transport-system
  4. News - World

    Paris provides free public transport amid smog, hoping to keep cars home

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 12:10am by AFP

    ... public transport free for three days to encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind due to severe pollution caused by unusually warm weather. The French capital has been under maximum ... of Caen also decided to make public transport free for three days due to the pollution. Reims, a city in France's northeast, and Rouen in the northwest, were doing the same yesterday. A lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1448945/paris-provides-free-public-transport-amid-smog-hoping-keep-cars-home
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui 'did not influence' Ma Wan transport policy, court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:00pm by Austin Chiu

    ... and lands, concerning a policy that ferries must make up 75 per cent of public transport to Ma Wan, and buses 25 per cent. In the letter, copied to Hui, Kwok wanted the rule relaxed. Eventually, Ho, ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Hui played no role in transport recommendations, an official tells court Hui 'did not influence' SHKP project in Ma Wan Former chief secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546013/rafael-hui-did-not-influence-ma-wan-transport-policy-court-told
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    SHKP 'persuaded transport officials' on Ma Wan buses

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Austin Chiu

    ... by the Transport Department," Kam told the court. Hui, 66, faces eight counts related to bribery and misconduct in public office. Thomas Kwok, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Corruption trial hears that site was to be accessible only by ferry until firm persuaded Transport Department to change its mind SHKP 'swayed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545119/shkp-persuaded-transport-officials-ma-wan-buses
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Better transport strategy needed Hong Hong has long crowed about having one of the world's best public transport systems. The MTR in particular has been pointed ... The authorities and the MTR Corporation and bus companies have to work more closely to better meet challenges. The government's transport strategy has centred on the MTR. Buses play a secondary role, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1444769/hong-kong-needs-develop-better-public-transport-strategy
  8. Comment - Letters

    KMB focused on transport efficiency and environmental protection

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

    ... in Central, they are only half full, but this does not necessarily mean that their respective routes are underutilised. It is the nature of public transport that different routes exist to serve passengers with different origins and destinations. It is also worth mentioning that buses are by far the most efficient mode of road transport, and we greatly appreciate motorists who give way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1537010/kmb-focused-transport-efficiency-and-environmental-protection
  9. News - China

    The motorcycle migration: The Chinese shunning public transport in quest to get home for Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 31st 2014, 09:56am by Agence France Presse

    ... are shunning public transport to take the highway home during the world's largest annual human migration. China's 245 million migrant workers- twice the entire population of Japan- generally ... bottom aches," said Si, who slept the previous night in an abandoned school guardpost. The rest stop in the city of Wuzhou has proved a publicity coup for the local Communist party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1417874/motorcycle-migration-chinese-shunning-public-transport-quest-get-home
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    We'll do better next time, transport minister Anthony Cheung says

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com We'll do better next time, transport minister says Future railway projects will be planned in a better way, the transport minister has promised after ... airports, and one serving planned new towns in the northeastern New Territories. The public was consulted on these proposals in the past two years and the government is due to reveal its decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531976/well-do-better-next-time-transport-minister-anthony-cheung-says

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