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  1. Transport costs a heavy burden, residents say

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau More than 60 per cent of residents questioned in a survey find transport costs to be a huge burden on their family finances. The survey- conducted by the University of Hong ... people from the four districts in the survey knew about the scheme's existence. Kam Hoi-ling, spokeswoman for the society and a student at the University of Hong Kong, said the government ...

  2. Protesters seek changes to transport-fare formula

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... 'The fare adjustment mechanism takes only the costs of the transport companies into account, but neglects the incomes of the public,' Chan Yu-cheung of the Community Development Alliance said. The legally binding formula is based on two factors in general- the consumer price index and transport wages. A rise of at least 1.5 per cent against the previous calculation outcome ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More poor people to get transport subsidies with policy change

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo More working poor get subsidised commutes At least 100,000 more low-income workers are poised to receive subsidies for their transport costs following a change of mind by the government, a welfare group says. Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung now says he will accept applications to the Work Incentive Transport Subsidy Scheme based ...

  4. Public transport concessionary fares for the disabled are not much to ask

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For example, registered disabled citizens in London receive a free travel pass on local public transport. Today, in Hong Kong, a variety of groups representing the needs of the disabled in our city, ... in mind) should support this request. Surely that is the least this city, which can well afford it, should do for our disabled citizens? Paul Surtees, honorary fund-raising ambassador, Hong Kong ...

  5. Should the government pay for public transport?

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... for public transport? They would be impressed by the city's wealth and more willing to invest here. This could enhance Hong Kong's international image. Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan, 18 Tin Ka ... I don't see an urgent need to introduce a free transport system. When it comes to public expenditure, we must think about the situation thoroughly. Are Hong Kong's transport costs so high ...

  6. Public transport oxygen ban is discriminatory and unnecessary

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong, people who need portable oxygen cylinders to breathe are denied access to public transport. Along with more than 400 other substances, compressed oxygen is classified under ... assist people with disabilities when travelling. Europe has guidelines specifically written to assist people travelling with medical oxygen. Hong Kong actually has an ordinance listing exemptions ...

  7. We will scuttle transport-subsidy plan, unionist says

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Thirty-five legislators have vowed to try to scuttle the government's plan to expand Hong Kong's transport-subsidy scheme, by voting for an adjournment motion ... Kin-chung has been lobbying lawmakers to support the government plan, meeting the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong yesterday. Cheung said ...

  8. Disabled get Legco backing for transport fare concessions

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... paid more in Hong Kong than other countries, they could afford to follow the example of American and Canadian cities in offering the discounts. But Andrew McCusker, deputy operations director ... a disability was too broad. There are about 270,000 disabled people in Hong Kong, according to the last census. Government officials are considering giving fare concessions only to those receiving ...

  9. Transport subsidy may be left in limbo

    Posted Feb 15th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... by HK$1,500 to HK$10,000. The limit for a three-person household will be raised by HK$1,000 to HK$13,000. No concessions The amount, in Hong Kong dollars, 380,000 low-paid workers would receive per ... to the much-vaunted HK$4.3 billion transport subsidy scheme, which is facing renewed opposition from lawmakers. Yesterday the revised scheme appeared to be in limbo after Secretary for Labour and Welfare ...

  10. Disabled seek transport discount

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... on low incomes or unemployed, and some might need to spend HK$400 to HK$500 a month on transport. He said research by the University of Hong Kong last year had found the half-fare arrangement would encourage more disabled people and their families to travel, which would bring more income to the companies. Paul Surtees, honorary fund-raising ambassador of the Hong Kong Federation ...




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