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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

    ... lead 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 ... second-hand from existing 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 ...

  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. City briefs

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... subscription copy only Four hurt as bus hits car and taxi Four people were injured in a three-car pile-up at the corner of Princess Margaret Road and Argyle Street, Mongkok, at 2.30am. Police are investigating whether one of the vehicles jumped a red light. The accident happened when a car turning into Argyle Street and a taxi collided. A bus travelling beside the taxi ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 27 injured in school bus accident

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Vehicle rams the back of another bus in Aberdeen Twenty seven people, mostly pupils, were injured in a collision between a school bus and two double-deckers in Aberdeen yesterday. The crash happened in Wong Chuk Hang Road near a bus stop shortly after the school bus came out of the Aberdeen Tunnel at about 7.30am. The driver of the school bus, 29, told police he had ...

  10. Truck hit bus while dodging stopped van, appeal told

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The truck driver jailed for causing the bus crash in Tuen Mun 21/2 years ago in which 21 people died was trying to avoid another vehicle when the accident occurred, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday. Li Chau-wing, 55, was sentenced in July to 18 months in prison for dangerous driving causing death after his truck smashed into a double-decker KMB bus and sent ...




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