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  1. Tougher red-light penalties get Legco backing

    Posted Jul 07th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung argued a tougher penalty was needed to reduce an average of one traffic accident and two injuries a day involving vehicles running ... 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung, Lee Cheuk-yan, Chim Pui-chung, Albert Chan Wai-yip and Miriam Lau Kin-yee, who represents the transport constituency. Mr Lee, general secretary ...

  2. Floods show need for transport investment, says DAB

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The transport network in the western New Territories, and especially links to the airport, should be improved quickly to avoid a repeat of last week's chaos when widespread flooding and landslides blocked roads, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday. The DAB released a proposal on ways to improve the network ...

  3. Transport bosses reject cost-cutting plan, but engineers say options to be considered

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Transport officials insisted that a proposal by a group of engineers that could cut the cost of the new high-speed cross-border railway by half was unfeasible, after the group ... with the undersecretary for transport and housing, Yau Shing-mu, and officials from the Transport and Housing Bureau, Highways Department and MTR Corporation. 'Officials have raised important doubts about ...

  4. Jobs, transport, pollution are central to voters' agenda

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... remains a key issue for voters in the district. In the mid-1980s, commuters suffered massive traffic jams on Tuen Mun Road- once the only access to urban areas and a key road for cross-border freight transport. Planned as a self-sustaining town, the district has never been able to offer enough jobs to its residents, a problem exacerbated by the wave of factory relocations across ...

  5. Drivers angry about plans to introduce tougher traffic fines

    Posted Jul 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jumpers. 'The government has not listened to the [transport] industry's opinions, and decided on the penalties behind closed doors,' a representative of the drivers, surnamed Lee, ... at traffic lights. Earlier, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung planned to introduce two motions into the Legislative Council to raise the penalty for running a red ...

  6. Harbour advisers should have a say on roads

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... roads and land use over the reclaimed area. Thus the transport department has a free hand to pursue a blueprint devised long ago, one that envisions a busy road network along the extended ... into Central and cutting pedestrians off from the harbour. Provisions for pedestrian links over the roads have been made, but they seem to be an afterthought in a transport plan centred on wheels ...

  7. HK should proceed with electronic road pricing

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this city has long talked about doing- introducing electronic road pricing or a congestion charge for cars entering the centre of town, in his case central London. He credits its success in reducing ... Regrettably, the geography of Hong Kong Island muddies the debate. The government argues that the bypass is necessary before road pricing of the city centre can be considered, and that it needs ...

  8. Key road's cost bloats to HK$25b

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Tanna Chong The price tag of a road project linked to the controversial Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge has soared by 55 per cent to over HK$25 billion in the space of about five months, according to new estimates by the Transport and Housing Bureau. In papers distributed to legislators, who will discuss them at a panel meeting next Wednesday, the bureau ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... streets, passing schools or on winding roads in the countryside. The only time they seem to slow down is while passing speed cameras. The authorities need to come up with some bright ideas to restore safety on Hong Kong's roads and save the lives of many innocent people. Why can't the police use unmarked patrol cars and why can't the authorities move the speed and red ...

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