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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Fine pollutants inside buses twice WHO limit, study finds

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Bus interiors very polluted, study says People on Hong Kong buses are breathing air containing twice the level of fine pollutants as that deemed safe ... of PM2.5 were a serious health threat to the passengers and drivers. "There is a perception problem. People think that entering a bus is like entering a protected area, comparatively safer ...

  2. Cutting bus routes could take years, transport officials admit

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Transport officials admit cutting bus routes will be difficult to realise because public consultation could take years. But the government is pressing bus firms to offer more joint concessions on fares for interchanges. Commissioner of Transport Joseph Lai Yee-tak said public consultation over the necessity of a bus route could take years. 'We ...

  3. From bus to living room- green designs hit the road

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disused Kowloon Motor Bus vehicles into a range of environmentally friendly furniture. Students from the Hong Kong Design Institute turned 600 components from the buses, including seats, handrails ... products, said Yolanda Leung Ching-ki, 18, a second-year design student. She turned a bus window into the surface of a coffee table, with metal pipes as legs. 'I twisted the pipes to make them ...

  4. Lawmakers sceptical over hybrid bus trial

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... electric buses were not also being tested. Kam Nai-wai of the Democratic Party raised the fear that public funding would go down the drain if the franchised bus companies eventually chose ... fleet from the bus operators and just lease the buses back for them to run so that we can set a clear timetable for a fleet upgrade?' Audrey Eu Yuet-mee of the Civic Party said progress ...

  5. Let the bus and the train take the strain

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In addition, bus, minibus, light rail, MTR and ferry schedules should be synchronised more effectively. All these measures could hasten the shift away from private vehicle ownership and prove ...

  6. Rejection of plans to cut bus runs foils fight on roadside pollution

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam More than half the government's proposals made in the past three years to cut and rationalise bus routes were vetoed by district councillors, hampering efforts to reduce roadside air pollution. District councillors rejected 59 out of 105 bus route rationalisation plans proposed by the Transport Department during the three years to September 2009, citing ...

  7. No excuse not to switch bus fleet to diesel-electric hybrid models

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... those from diesel buses. Even though bus companies have pushed for more environmentally friendly buses over the past few years, there is room for improvement. As the largest bus operator in Hong ... such as mechanical reliability, battery life, fuel economy, drivability and passenger capacity would need to be improved before diesel-electric technology could be seriously considered for a mass-transit bus ...

  8. Faulty buses undermine Guangzhou's move to LPG

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Liquefied petroleum gas for Guangzhou's buses and taxis is not the answer to pollution, a study by five Guangzhou People's Congress delegates has found, because 'invisible pollutants' it produces are more harmful that the blac ...

  9. Government and bus companies trying hard to curb pollution

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is far from the truth. In fact, the government has required franchised bus companies to take a number of measures to reduce vehicle emissions. These include deployment of environmentally-friendly buses on busy corridors, installation of emission reduction devices, rationalisation of bus routes and stops and the introduction of bus-bus interchange schemes to reduce bus trips. As a result ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters Question, August 19, 2012

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Serious gridlock. To curb the traffic congestion and air pollution in Tsim Sha Tsui East caused by tour buses parking on the street with idling engines, should they be directed instead to use an empty government bus depot in Mody Road? ...




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