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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government clearly off the rails on transport policy

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 12:28am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn All the excitement over the government's decision not to adjust the tolls of the various tunnels misses the bigger question of what's behind its transport strategy, ... claims to have a railway-led transport policy. But that is clearly not so. If it did it would be building more railways and introduce electronic road pricing or congestion charges to encourage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1432163/government-clearly-rails-transport-policy
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1444769/hong-kong-needs-develop-better-public-transport-strategy
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Democrats call on Ombudsman to probe high-speed rail link delay

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com If Highways Department did not know of issue then it was not doing its job, Ombudsman told Democrats lodge complaint about rail delay The Highways Department would ... with the Ombudsman The MTR disclosed last week that the opening of the railway would be delayed by two years to 2017, with transport minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung saying he was "totally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1494449/democrats-call-ombudsman-probe-high-speed-rail-link-delay
  4. News - World - CANADA

    Growing rail transport of oil increases environmental threat in US, Canada

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of transporting oil by rail rather than pipelines. The construction of new pipelines has been unable to keep up with surging North American oil production, in part due to regulatory delays over concerns ... 20 per cent year on year, according to the transport ministry, and the amount of oil shipped by rail remains less than 2 per cent of all transported crude in Canada, and 10 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1279006/growing-rail-transport-oil-increases-environmental-threat-us-canada
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers threaten special Legco probe of high-speed rail link delay

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Threat of Legco probe on rail link delay Lawmakers stepped up pressure on the MTR Corporation and the government to come clean about the two-year delay to the high-speed rail link, even threatening to invoke the legislature's special powers to investigate it. They say many questions remain unanswered on the postponement of the HK$67 billion line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489964/lawmakers-threaten-special-legco-probe-high-speed-rail-link-delay
  6. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Lawmakers blast MTR Corp officials over express rail line's delay

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by ADA LEE AND TANNA CHONG

    ... Ada Lee and Tanna Chong Lawmakers demand explanation for rail delay Lawmakers say they will launch an investigation into the delay in completing the high-speed cross-border railway ... reasons for the delay. Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung and Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged the MTR to submit a report on the issue by May 2, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483345/lawmakers-blast-mtr-corp-officials-over-express-rail-lines-delay
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong to Guangzhou express rail link facing delay of up to 2 years, says MTR

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 04:15pm by Ada Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ada Lee and Ng Kang-chung MTR chiefs heading HK$67 billion project blame damage to tunnel boring machine and problems at West Kowloon terminus Cross-border rail link facing two-year delay ... Tai-chong Transport secretary Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung- an MTR board member- insisted he only learned of the extent of the delay at the weekend and was "totally caught ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482898/hk67b-cross-border-rail-link-fails-meet-completion-schedule
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government avoiding responsibility for Hong Kong's transport failures

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

    ... transport system, as the government claims we have- not worsening congestion, more rail service breakdowns, escalating pollution and public transport fare hikes. Cheung and his team have to step up ... Hung Wing-tat Hung Wing-tat says the government's favoured let-the-market-rule philosophy enables it to avoid responsibility for ensuring Hong Kong's transport system is safe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1434982/government-avoiding-responsibility-hong-kongs-transport
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... a fraction of the population actually drive- the rest suffer in dilapidated, poorly regulated public transport from tricycles to taxis, up to jeepneys and buses. The city has a cheap elevated rail ... Alan Robles in Manila Two monster transport projects in Manila slow traffic to a crawl and spell misery for workers Commuters hit the bottleneck Until last week it took Leila, a project ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432198/two-monster-transport-projects-manila-spell-misery-commuters
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near yet so feared: going off the rails

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Going off the rails There is a hugely irritating collaboration occurring in the mainland today, one that should be apparent to anyone travelling over-land. I'm talking about the collaboration- or conspiracy, rather- between town "planners" and those involved in transport. The trend of airports being built further and further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1463705/so-near-yet-so-feared-going-rails

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