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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 ...

  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, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by FANNY FUNG, Phila Siu

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phila Siu However, there are fears the HK$27.5 billion project in the transport blueprint may never materialise due to geological obstacles Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong The hilly north of Kwun Tong is to get a new rail line under the government's latest transport blueprint- only the surprise announcement was greeted with concern ...

  4. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Train makers CNR and CSR seal 6.8b yuan in new orders

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:15am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... 6.8b yuan in new orders State-owned train makers China CNR Corp and CSR Corp have won new orders worth a total of 6.8 billion yuan (HK$8.6 billion), including overseas deals valued at 1.8 ... at 300 million yuan. It is the first time the company has secured a metro maintenance order from India, while it is its third metro car order from the country. The train makers have been ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Coastal Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun railway not worth the cost, minister says

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Costs overrode calls for new coastal MTR line Calls for a Tuen Mun-Tsuen Wan MTR line were ignored in the latest railway development blueprint because ... councillors to veto a revised plan to expand the Tuen Mun landfill. The railway development blueprint, released on Wednesday, does follow through on plans for seven other rail projects- four new ...

  6. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... bike-sharing is reshaping the design of cities by connecting mass transit, removing cars from city centres and creating new infrastructure. New York has built 480km of bike lanes, while Danish riders ... in 1998; Paris adopted the idea in 2007. The French capital, which boasts a network of 20,600 bikes every 300 metres, served as a model for places such as London and New York. The idea then, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:45pm by Timmy Sung and Phila Siu

    ... Timmy Sung and Phila Siu New and extended routes planned by 2026 to better serve existing communities and provide communication links for new developments HK$110b blueprint to extend railways Plans for seven new rail projects costing an estimated HK$110 billion have been unveiled by the government. A blueprint released yesterday by the Transport and Housing Bureau proposes four ...

  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR wins contract for Sydney rail link

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:54am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Australia's largest public transport project, which is worth A$8.3 billion in total. The contract awarded to the consortium by the government of the state of New South Wales was an "operations, ... year on year to HK$203 million in the first half of this year. "The [Australian] federal government's objective is to catalyse A$125 billion in new infrastructure spending by the end ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    China spends 405b yuan on railways in the first eight months

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... By the end of August, 46 of 64 planned new projects were approved by the government and preliminary work on the remaining 18 projects was progressing well and were expected to start within this year. ...




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