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  1. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a dozen applications each month. Now that number could be 30 to 40.' Fears of a rise in road accidents accompanying an influx of mainland drivers seem partly justified by statistics, although mainland roads are becoming less lethal. In 2003, roads in mainland China had a reputation for being among the world's most dangerous. A World Health Organisation study released that year ...

  2. Cars vs public transport

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of transport from inner cities, and enhancing public transport, cycle tracks and pedestrian precincts. At the heart of the matter, a bypass is always a tem-porary fix and main roads need ... in Hong Kong seems to be that the Transport Department has a bureaucratic investment in building more and more roads. Businessman Gordon Wu Ying-sheung appears to want the bridge to Zhuhai-Macau ...

  3. Government claims on transport subsidies are disingenuous

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

    ... Hong Kong's ferry services have apparently been losing money for some time and some communities are calling for government support to maintain regular transport links, which is contentious. It is specious of our SAR government to argue that it cannot subsidise public transport; it already does so. The MTR Corporation's rail services run at a loss, offset by the profits ...

  4. Guangdong braces for massive bill for transport infrastructure

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shenzhen Guangdong's three-year plan to spend 636.5 billion yuan (HK$732.4 billion) to expand roads, rail, ports and airports in the Pearl River Delta has raised ... with the Pearl River Delta's infrastructure is it's inadequate and incomplete. The construction of transport hubs is lagging, transport systems are not well integrated and transport management ...

  5. New bridge will cut time and cost of cross-border transport

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I do not agree with correspondents who have criticised the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project. I think it offers a better transport alternative than presently exists. First of all, once ... serious problem. This shows that there is clearly a need for another road option. The new bridge can alleviate these serious congestion problems at Lok Ma Chau. It has been argued that existing ...

  6. Congestion fee best way to clear roads

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it is struggling to deal with the influx, its road-building and public transport infrastructure efforts always far behind the surging volume. Hitting owners with high taxes and licence fees, as Hong Kong ... Drivers expect traffic to flow smoothly, but are unenthusiastic when it is suggested that they be charged to use roads to ease gridlock and reduce air pollution. A recent announcement ...

  7. Transport network and trustworthy trade base keys to the way forward

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are sometimes late because of traffic jams. More road construction is needed for the increasing development of logistics. 'I also expect a wider cross-country transport network, not just between ... purchasing manager at the Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group Corporation's prescription drug unit, said the infrastructure of traditional transport and warehousing logistics had developed rapidly ...

  8. Roads, rail and bridges

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leung, of Hopewell Holdings, is correct to remind us that electric rail systems are not environmentally benign. However, as a proponent of non-road based modes of transport, I would be interested to see a comparison between his suggested road-based technologies and a rail-based system on a pollution-per-passenger basis. Moreover, there is greater scope for ameliorating the effects ...

  9. Road improver makes HK grade

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Dennis

    ... SUZANNE DENNIS Peter Northam likes to think he's at the cutting edge of road safety. Hong Kong's Highways Department would agree. His scarifying machines- the size of a lawn mower- cut grooves into road surfaces to help vehicles brake and accelerate on concrete surfaces in slippery conditions. 'During the wet weather that's when there are problems... a lot ...

  10. Cross-border driving plan on a long, winding road

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with the discussions said. 'But things are in motion now and there is progress.' The road to a final outcome is still long, however, with complicated matters yet to be resolved, such as the creation ...




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