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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the way we pay fares and bills. The government's policy of encouraging public transport use through high fees and taxes for private vehicle ownership has kept numbers low, but the approach ... of bicycle paths and facilities, citing the transportation mode as being good for health and cutting air pollution. Bicycles are generally not on the authorities' public transport radar, though; ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.   ...

  7. 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) ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Transport officials must take heads out of sand

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... a consultation in order to reach a consensus. Bureaucrats should realise that there is a growing frustration within this city at the ever-increasing levels of congestion, and our public transport system ... Transport officials must take their heads out of the sand Concerning congestion and related roadside pollution, our government appears to copy the ostrich. It is projected that the number ...

  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government avoiding responsibility for Hong Kong's transport failures

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:21pm by HUNG WING-TAT

    ... will the operators and our transport bureau heads have to bear the consequences, but there will also be great inconvenience to the public. The recent incidents on the MTR, overcrowding and malfunctions, ... 2012 yearly report claims that "Hong Kong's public transport system, widely regarded as one of the best in the world, provides comprehensive, comfortable and safe travel options ...




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