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  1. Why has government dropped the ball on its transport policy?

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roll. Our tunnels are jammed. Getting around town at these times is an absolute nightmare for everyone, simply because of the neglect by our government to better control transport policy. ... transport users have to spend much longer travelling to and from work than they should. Even MTR users are punished, as the roadside pollution levels at the exits of many of the stations are very ...

  2. GPS taxi system offers public a smoother ride

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Navigational devices put unscrupulous cabbies on notice Rude and unscrupulous cabbies could be driven off the roads when a global positioning system is launched next month. More ... of the trip is recorded, along with traffic conditions, so there will be no argument,' Mr Kwok said. He expects that up to 90 per cent of urban cabbies will eventually join his team. Transport ...

  3. Shares in GZI Transport slide on news of rights offer

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Denise Tsang

    ... Carol Chan and Denise Tsang Proceeds to fund acquisition of expressway, bridge projects Shares of toll-road operator GZI Transport slumped as much as 7.7 per cent yesterday after it said ... projects, the company said, citing a five-year government plan announced in February. GZI Transport is conducting feasibility studies for a number of toll road projects but has not signed any ...

  4. New minister vows quicker action on transport projects

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... of the Legislative Council's transport panel, asked if the government had considered building a railway instead of a road. Deputy secretary for Transport and Housing Philip Yung Wai-hung said a railway ... Anita Lam The transport minister pledged yesterday to speed up the sluggish pace of progress on projects, which has come in for criticism over the past decade. Secretary for Transport ...

  5. SAIC and Nanjing Auto forge landmark tie-up

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing Beijing-brokered 2.1b yuan deal boosts competitive ability Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp (Group), the country's biggest car firm, will buy the vehicle production business of Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corp, the first big tie-up ...

  6. A sidecar named desire

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... sidecar, was once the primary mode of transport for police and the PLA. Now, the bikes are playthings for foreigners and white-collar locals. 'They're just cool. There's no other ... for a long ride and take your family with you in the sidecar and on the back. My kids love it. A lot of time we'll be out and we'll almost get run off the road because car drivers ...

  7. Caught in the web

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Calum Gordon

    ... The Alfa Romeo Spider is a true Italian thoroughbred, writes Calum Gordon The first thing that strikes you about the 2007 Alfa Romeo Spider is that it's not the sylph-like convertible Dustin Hoffman drove in The Graduate, but much chunkier. Gone are ...

  8. Most shun 'slow' public transport

    Posted Nov 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Baoxing , the vice-minister of construction, has warned that private cars are taking up too much space on the road, and traffic in some cities will be paralysed if public transport does ... Zhuang Pinghui Fewer than one in 10 mainlanders use public transport as their main way of getting around, a figure analysts say is far too low given the pressing environmental and social ...

  9. New transport links threaten to go off rails

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there been no border, road and rail transport links with the Pearl River Delta would long since have developed in response to demand. Now that we have an improved transport network, incentives to use ... But it is on track to manage it after the beginning yesterday of the KCRC spur line service to the Lok Ma Chau border crossing and the opening last month of the Western Corridor road border crossing. Rail ...

  10. Woman, 68, killed by bus at terminal

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An elderly woman was crushed to death under the wheels of a double-decker bus at a terminal in Sha Tin yesterday. The Transport Department is now looking into whether road ... Inspector Kiang said: 'Our officers will discuss with the Transport Department to see whether road safety facilities are needed.' The Transport Department said it would examine possible ...




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