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  1. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 ... The trade group for taxi drivers said that Uber was just lowering prices to knock out the competition and would later increase its fees. Ethan Gerber, executive director of the Greater New York Taxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550428/smartphone-car-service-undercuts-new-yorks-yellow-taxis
  2. News - World - TRANSPORT

    New York subway considers buying walk-through trains like MTR's

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:04pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Walk-through articulated trains, as used on MTR, an option to increase capacity and speed up services on the city's 109-year-old rail system The New York subway opens door to future For decades, the New York subway car has been a predictable space. Some have seats; some have benches. Graspable pole options vary only slightly. Mariachi bands play, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1336676/new-york-subway-considers-buying-walk-through-trains-mtrs
  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12pm by Kathy Gao

    ... preparations last October. The Beijing municipal government’s notice also described the Apec meeting as another big event after the 2008 Beijing Olympics and “New China’s” 60th anniversary celebration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    No delay on disclosing delays: new MTR boss

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Acting CEO minding the gap at top of rail firm also adds 600 trains to timetable No delay on disclosing delays: new MTR boss The new man at the helm of the controversy-plagued MTR Corporation yesterday pledged to inform the public as soon as possible should there be any further delays to its ongoing rail projects. On his first day as acting chief executive, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576266/no-delay-disclosing-delays-new-mtr-boss
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris and Gloria Chan

    ... was killed, and the company's headquarters in Kowloon Bay. Five activists associated with the People Power political party attempted to jump onto the tracks at the station in the New Territories, ... on time," Michael Wong said. "But it didn't alert the [Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department] which could have been able to help. "The AFCD have tranquiliser guns which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578399/death-dog-hit-train-could-have-been-prevented-mtr-animal-welfare
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Shops at Hung Hom Station closing ahead of transfer point construction

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brain Yap brian.yap@scmp.com First phase of work begins soon to create new MTR connection to Central Hung Hom shops closing before construction Fifteen out of 32 shops and restaurants ... early this month, and all of them are expected to have been closed down by the time the work commences early next month," said MTR corporation construction manager Patrick Cheng Kai-shing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577148/shops-hung-hom-station-closing-ahead-transfer-point-construction
  7. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Passengers run for their lives... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:24pm by Erin Hale

    ... has been viewed more than 13,000 times and in its first hour on Weibo received over 4,300 comments and nearly 2,000 shares. The passengers’ reaction – to flee instead of helping the man who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577655/look-passengers-run-their-lives-all-because-foreigner-fainted-shanghai
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR Corp should pay part of railway delay cost, experts say

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ada Lee

    ... the HK$66.9 billion the Legislative Council approved in January 2010. It said the new figure was based on "a detailed review of the revised programme" that would now see the link finished ... machine. Wong, who used to work for MTR Corp, expected any new estimate to include costs incurred by factors both within and outside the company's control. "For example, in the case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572357/mtr-corp-should-pay-part-railway-delay-cost-experts-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Budget for high-speed railway rises to HK$71 billion after delays, MTRC says

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:35pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... the government could claim general damages from the corporation for its failure to deliver the project on time. An MTR Corp spokesman said yesterday that while it could not rule out further increases, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571464/costs-cross-border-rail-link-jump-10-cent-because-new-delays-mtr-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into Electric vehicle owners will be able to juice up their cars at 100 new medium-charge stations from next month. They are the first medium chargers to be installed at government car parks and will be available for public use at 16 such facilities across the city. The new wall-mounted devices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562118/electric-car-drivers-get-100-new-chargers-plug

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