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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai anti-government protesters say they won't target public transport

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... the kingdom's airports or public transport during a planned "shutdown" of Bangkok. The demonstrators, who are seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and curb her billionaire family's political dominance, say they will occupy the Thai capital from January 13. "Operation Occupy Bangkok does NOT involve airport closures or the disruption of any mass transport ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVITIES

    Police urge expected 350,000 New Year's revellers to use public transport

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 02:59am by DARREN WEE

    ... said Lee Man-yiu, acting superintendent for traffic control on Hong Kong Island. "We would ask them to use the public transport services as far as possible." Lee said 40,000 to 50,000 ... is available on the Transport Department website.   ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Strike by San Francisco area public transport staff snarls traffic

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:32am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Traffic congestion even worse than usual in busy Bay Area as commuter trains halted Strike by San Francisco transport staff continues A strike by San Francisco-area rail workers that has snarled roads across the region entered a second day yesterday with management and unions still at loggerheads and not even bargaining. Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) ...

  9. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government pins hopes for growth on public transport and utilities infrastructure plan

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... without causing overcapacity in industry, experts said. Cities are being asked to give priority to public transport, with the State Council setting a goal to extend subways and light rail systems ... and household garbage by 2015. Nationwide, up to 85 per cent of urban sewage, 70 per cent of sludge and 90 per cent of urban waste should be properly treated. Each city will also have public green areas ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Cyclists blame policy for keeping bikes off public transport

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... ride on buses, MTR Government policy that discourages cycling in Hong Kong is also keeping bicycles off public transport, cyclists say. Train and bus operators accept bicycles but impose strict ... Alliance chairman Martin Turner said the grudging attitude towards bicycles on public transport stemmed from the government's policy of discouraging urban cycling. He said the wheels-off rule ...




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