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  1. Experts question need for speed in transport policy

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... resources to be allocated to the development of slower transportation. The construction of high-speed transport networks, such as expressways and high-speed railway lines, accounted for too much ... networks such as paved village roads and ordinary railway lines were not maintained or left undeveloped. Professor Liu Weidong, an author of the report, said that only a small proportion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996811/experts-question-need-speed-transport-policy
  2. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department not helping fight against pollution

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... public transport systems to move the highest proportion of commuters in the world, transport planners should be building on this advantage and not be providing even more road space for polluting ... The LRT would distribute passengers directly to their most convenient transport hubs for onward travel instead of concentrating traffic movements into Austin Road and Canton Road, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1062018/transport-department-not-helping-fight-against-pollution
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should get tougher on safety rules for public transportation

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... marine accidents are much smaller than those for land transport. Although there are far more road accidents than water transport collisions or contacts, that is no excuse to be lenient ... for more stringent medical check-ups on older drivers. Taking unfit drivers off the road is just one of the many ways to improve public transport safety. Tougher penalties against drink and drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1097619/hong-kong-should-get-tougher-safety-rules-public
  4. Yuen Long site 'needs transport links'

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A 200 hectare site south of Yuen Long town earmarked for a housing development could yield tens of thousands of flats, but the transport infrastructure must ... of the land, located along Kung Um Road and around Tong Yan San Tsuen, will include proposals for new roads, a drainage channel and a sewage system. Surveyor Tony Chan Tung-ngok said about 85 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000482/yuen-long-site-needs-transport-links
  5. Transport boost needed to handle Yangtze growth

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to develop a similar framework, he said. Turning to road transport, Beard said trucking costs were higher at about US$2.50 to US$3 per mile in the Yangtze River Delta, compared with US$1.75 in the US ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com More investment in road, railway and barge networks along the Yangtze River needs to take place to cope with the swift pace of manufacturing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006029/transport-boost-needed-handle-yangtze-growth
  6. Drop in transport funding may signal hard landing

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... faces difficulties this year, after investment in roads, railways and other transport infrastructure all fell in the first quarter. 'This year, the demand for funds for transport ... of local governments to contribute their share of funds,' said the Transport Ministry. 'After reforming the pricing and taxation of refined oil, many financing platforms for road ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999093/drop-transport-funding-may-signal-hard-landing
  7. Comment - Letters

    Roundabouts only one option for junctions

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and priority (stop/give way) junctions are used on our roads. The choice to adopt types of junctions is based on traffic consideration and land availability. The Transport Department does not have ... the setting up of roundabouts on our road network. T.F. Leung, for commissioner for transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1077354/roundabouts-only-one-option-junctions
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hybrid taxis set to hit Hong Kong's roads early next year

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Vehicles that run on both petrol and electricity, emitting fewer fumes and charging their own batteries, could be on city's roads in February Countdown starts to launch of hybrid taxi Hybrid taxis that run on both petrol and electricity and emit less exhaust fumes could be on the road as early as February. Crown Motors, sole distributor for main taxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1099319/hybrid-taxis-set-hit-hong-kongs-roads-early-next-year
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to reclaim the streets

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Gavin Coates

    ... Road Central is still in semi-permanent gridlock and pedestrians scurry along the narrow footpaths of Hennessy Road and Queen's Road East like rats in a gutter with nary a public seat to be seen. A sign on a railing in Wan Chai says it all. Showing a pedestrian being run down by a driverless car, it shouts: "Be careful when crossing the road". The message is clear: motor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1018032/time-hong-kong-reclaim-streets
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID NEWBERY

    ... Therefore, it's time for Hong Kong to set up an independent transport safety board to investigate accidents and monitor safety in the maritime, aviation, rail and road transport industries. ... David Newbery David Newbery calls for an independent agency to investigate transport accidents and the chain of events that led to them, with the focus on preventing tragedy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1097489/hong-kong-needs-independent-transport-safety-board

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