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  1. Plea for patience as new public transport search engine launched

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for technical services, said the website was a pilot version and had room to improve, but he asked that people be patient as Hong Kong had the world's most complicated public transport system. ... transport intelligence system aimed at helping tourists and locals travel throughout Hong Kong on public transport. Mr Tsang said the department would look at erecting computer panels at popular ...

  2. Transport forum opens the way for electric cars

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... motorcycles are registered in Hong Kong as battery-powered. Their owners have to apply to the Transport Department for special expressway permits because existing laws allow only to petrol- ... of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 'Nowadays, the motors of electric vehicles are all very powerful, so seven kilowatts is an appropriate standard.' While the output of popular models ...

  3. Hydrogen transport trial runs out of gas

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the project was aimed at testing the operation of a hydrogen production facility and hydrogen-powered vehicles in Hong Kong, with the long-term goal of setting up a hydrogen-based transport network ... at the University of Hong Kong's department of mechanical engineering, believed that government red tape could have killed the trial. 'I don't think it is a cost problem. Every part ...

  4. Transport costs to erode power firms' gain from tariff jump

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... have not been announced. Most Hong Kong-listed mainland power-generating firms are forecast by analysts to post sharp falls in profits this year, while most unlisted generators are loss-making. ... offset by higher coal transport costs. The National Development and Reform Commission on Thursday raised the electricity tariffs that power grid operators charge end-users by 2.5 fen (2.84 HK ...

  5. Most users of public transport find fares expensive, survey finds

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. Asked about the scrapping of special discounts by bus operators, 76 per cent said they disagreed with the change, 11.4 per cent did ... Fox Yi Hu Most residents surveyed believe transport fares are expensive and disagree with bus operators' moves to cancel a range of special discounts. Only 9.5 per cent of respondents ...

  6. Back to maths class for the transport secretary

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... lower than 6.7 per cent last year. And please believe me when I tell you that I am no friend of KMB. These are the villains who introduced that abomination, bus TV, to Hong Kong and drove me off ... with Jake van der Kamp As regards the fact that the approved fare increase rates do not follow the formula outcome, [Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva] Cheng said when announcing ...

  7. Smart transport system offers fast track through gridlock

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... STUART BIGGS Hong Kong's public transport network of buses, minibuses, taxis, the Airport Express and railways are the envy of the region, yet the city's roads still operate one mishap away from total gridlock. Check out traffic through Central and the reclamation work in the harbour if this observation seems misguided. But while the Hong Kong metropolis appears ...

  8. Smart transport system offers fast track through gridlock

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Stuart Biggs

    ... Stuart Biggs Hong Kong is seen as an ideal place to introduce hi-tech solutions to congestion Hong Kong's public transport network of buses, minibuses, taxis, the Airport Express ... if this observation seems misguided. But while the Hong Kong metropolis appears to be bursting at the seems, the city is an ideal environment for testing and implementing hi-tech solutions to congestion ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay Pacific eyes hi-tech 'self-boarding' gates in Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... non-scheduled flights to meet increased demand. The year-on-year growth in passengers flying to Japan came from both the Hong Kong and Southeast Asian markets, Chu said. Traffic from mainland China ... meeting yesterday. The International Air Transport Association aims to enable secure and "fast travel" procedures for 80 per cent of global air passengers by 2020. "Fast ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong courtrooms now permit tweeting, texting

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:58am by Austin Chiu

    ... of Hong Kong media law expert who approached the judiciary a year ago about the precedent from the UK, says: “It is gratifying to see that the Hong Kong judiciary is finally permitting live ... hopes the government will review the Summary Offences Ordinance and reform the law. Britain, on which much of Hong Kong’s legal system is based, has slowly embraced modern technology in its ...




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