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  1. Comment - Letters

    Planned rail line will improve transport system in Kwun Tong

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... Planned rail line will improve transport system in Kwun Tong The government's new railway development strategy includes seven rail link projects costing an estimated HK$110 billion ... in the pipeline, it is estimated this will increase by 200,000. Transportation has been a deep-rooted problem within the district as more than 300,000 people live in the hilly northern area of Kwun Tong. ...

  2. News - China - TOURISM

    Transport authorities on alert as tourists head home after National Day break

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:10am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Highways to lead to congestion today near end of National Day break Traffic jams ahead on road home Mainland transport authorities are on full alert ... and Shandong also issued highway traffic alerts for today until early Wednesday. The Ministry of Transport said 86.7 million people travelled by road in the first four days of the holiday, a 4.5 per ...

  3. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Sclerotic transport system a threat to Philippine economy

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 09:41am by AFP

    ... a senior economist at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. He said growth could have been faster had it not been for the ageing airports and road networks that turn off foreign investors ... implementing a 2.6 trillion peso "dream plan" drafted by the Japan International Co-operation Agency was a top priority. The agency's plan calls for an expansion of rail and toll-road ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Rush hour transport troubles for workers as protesters occupy commuter routes

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:11am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung Public transport continued to face severe disruption for a second day as pro-democracy activists blocked main roads on Hong Kong Island and in Mong Kok. KMB, the city’s largest ... said: The Transport Department announced yesterday that “due to a special incident, several road sections of Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Transport Department could do more to curb speeding in Lantau

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... Transport Department could do so much more to curb speeding I am dismayed by the Transport Department's defeatist attitude towards the persistent problem of motorists speeding through villages and past schools along South Lantau Road. The letter from Luk Wing-cheong, acting assistant commissioner for transport (New Territories) (" Speed enforcement cameras already in place ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    London transport crisis could spark new riots, commissioner warns

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:58pm by GDN

    ... in coming years. Transport chiefs believe pressure on road space is likely to be even more intense than on the rail and subway networks. ... The Guardian in London Riots fear over London transport crisis London could see riots again unless more trains and buses are provided at affordable fares for the poorest communities ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New rail projects will keep public transport system right on track

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:02pm by Anthony Cheung

    ... in transport terms. Our limited road capacity, resulting in increasing congestion and carbon emissions, poses great constraints on mobility and connectivity. Our challenge is to find the means ... 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Bumps ahead on transport road A global study's conclusion that Hong Kong has the "most advanced urban mobility system in the world" comes as no surprise ... through road pricing should be considered; getting polluting vehicles off roads is essential. As in other cities, bicycles should be seen as a transportation mode. Topping a world ranking is good ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Another day of traffic congestion as road closures remain, kindergartens reopen

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 08:10am by Eddie Lee

    ... Eddie Lee Families taking their young children returning to kindergartens on Hong Kong Island are expected to further burden public transport services there, which have been hamstrung ... at secondary schools in both districts had already started again on Monday. The Transport Department advised schools and parents to discuss routes and time for picking up students with their contracted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reopening of Salisbury Road crossing a step in the right direction

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:31am by SIMON NG

    ... to pedestrians for shorter routes, while prioritising efficient public transport for the masses- both on and off the roads- over longer distances, and relegating private cars to the bottom, given ... and markings. The city is now making them permanent. Judging by the number of pedestrians now using the reopened Salisbury Road crossing, the Transport Department has definitely made the right move. ...




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