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  1. Bus Uncle taught me a lesson: take a different bus

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The young man being scolded by 'Bus Uncle' in a video clip that has become a surprise hit on the internet will try to go home earlier to avoid another meeting with the grumpy bus rider, now infamous for his explosive character and profanity-laced tirade. Speaking to reporters at his family's property company in Mongkok yesterday, Elvis 'Alvin' ...

  2. Tours, shuttle bus numbers 'under control'

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... to 'undesirable speculative activities' that could increase the cost of bus services. A cap would also restrict flexibility in meeting the needs of some sectors that might require extra buses ... operators and restrict the types of licensing and use for each vehicle. New measures will include putting the onus on bus operators to ensure their buses are used strictly in accordance ...

  3. Review of bus drivers' work hours

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Transport Department will review bus drivers' working hours after legislators said passengers were put in danger by drivers who had to work up to 14 hours a day. Most of the 8,000 Kowloon Motor Bus drivers work an average of 9.4 to 10.4 hours a day, with 30 minutes' rest every six hours. But 16 per cent have to work shifts of 14 hours, with a three-hour break. ...

  4. Anhui bus drivers hold rare strike

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai A strike by bus drivers over wages and benefits paralysed public transport in Anhui province's Huaibei city on Thursday in a rare case of industrial action on the mainland. Bus services ground to a halt on as many as 20 routes in Huaibei, a city with a population of 2 million, officials and mainland media said yesterday. The stoppage started on a single route ...

  5. Bus firms will have to switch to greener vehicles

    Posted Oct 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Bus companies will be required to run cleaner vehicles to reduce air pollution, the environment minister said. Sarah Liao Sau-tung, the secretary for environment, transport and works, said the franchises granted to bus operators would include a requirement that their fleets comprise the most environmentally friendly buses available. 'When they change the bus, we will not simply ask ...

  6. Man's thumb partly bitten off in bus scuffle

    Posted Dec 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Passenger injured in row over baby stroller, court told A bus passenger had part of his thumb bitten off in a scuffle with another passenger who refused to fold his baby stroller, a court heard yesterday. The row also led to passengers being off-loaded and the bus' woman driver being pushed to the floor, the District Court heard. The allegations unfolded after Wu Peng, 34, ...

  7. Fares to be cut on costly bus routes in July

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fare reductions will be introduced in July on 24 bus routes that now cost $10 or more for a single trip. Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the fare cut would be implemented after the Octopus system had been modified so that a single system could be applied to routes jointly operated by different bus companies. The four ...

  8. Bus driver's 5km road rage kills 2, injures 16

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen At least two people were killed and 16 injured last night after a crazed bus driver stabbed his boss, stole a bus at knifepoint and then went on a 5km road rage through the streets of Shenzhen. The carnage began at a bus terminus in Makan village, Nanshan district, shortly after lunchtime yesterday when driver Liu Chengan confronted his supervisor about ...

  9. 16 die in mystery bus fire on highway

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A passenger bus from Sichuan province burst into flames on a highway in southwest Guangxi region, killing 16 people on board. A police officer at the Guangxi Highway Command Centre said 42 passengers were on the bus at about noon on Monday when it burst into flames on the Nanwu Highway, in Hengxian county. The officer said the driver escaped unharmed, but nine other ...

  10. 23 dead in Guizhou bus plunge

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... Cynthia Wan Twenty-three people were killed when a bus plunged 30 metres into a river from a major highway in Guizhou early yesterday morning. The bus, with about 50 passengers on board, ... The bus rammed into 60 metres of barricades before plunging into the narrow river about 12km outside Guiyang city. Many passengers drowned because the bus overturned in the water, making escape ...




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