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  1. Satisfaction in public transport system rises slightly in survey

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Satisfaction with most forms of public transport has increased slightly this year, a survey indicates. The Star Ferry remained the most popular transport operator, with its rating rising 5.69 per cent to 3.53 out of five. This surprised the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, which carried out the survey, because the move from its ...

  2. 'Inefficient' Light Rail system to be studied, says transport chief

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Sau-tung, the secretary for environment, transport and works, unveiled the plan after lawmakers complained that commuters in Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tin Shui Wai- served by the system- would see ... transport modes should supplement the system.' Meanwhile, Dr Liao came under fire for leaking details of the concessions announced yesterday a day early through lawmaker Lau Kong-wah. ...

  3. Government should insist on an MTR station at Happy Valley

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the track on race days. But Happy Valley is also a busy residential area. Although the residents are largely well-off, they still use public transport. As the road from Causeway Bay to Happy Valley ...

  4. Fare-cut period will be extended, says legislator

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Kong-wah of the Democratic Association for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said he had been told this in a meeting with transport minister Sarah Liao Sau-tung, who also told him of other ... to Central line, within six months of the merger, Mr Lau said. No confirmation could be obtained from the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau. Lawmakers studying the bill to merge the rail ...

  5. London ranked above HK in transport poll

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A survey that voted London as having the best public transport system in the world has been greeted with disbelief in Hong Kong- which ranked fifth. A survey carried out by Web travel site TripAdvisor of more than 2,000 travellers around the world found that people outside Britain believed London had the best taxis and the best public transport system ...

  6. Nod for rail line, but stops up in air

    Posted Dec 19th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the Transport and Housing Bureau would announce the decision today. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address that the line, expected to enter service no later than 2015, would ...

  7. After two decades of setbacks, relief at last for residents in oldest district

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Insufficient population, high costs and a reclamation dispute had once been the major stumbling blocks for a rail extension into the island's oldest district. The calls for the extension date back to 1985, when the Hong Kong Island Lin ...

  8. The sunny side of transport

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... into it,' it says, in six different colours, about its mission to provide the world's best transport system. ... with Alex Lo Most people think of officials at the Transport Department as stuffy bureaucrats, but judging from their new business cards, they can be funky if they want to. ...

  9. Club must pay for a Happy Valley station

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The Jockey Club will have to put up HK$1.3 billion if it wants a South Island Line station on its doorstep. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah said yesterday that the government had ruled out construction of a Happy Valley racecourse station- not only because patronage would be insufficient but because the extra stop would make the extension less efficient. ...

  10. Satellite system to check bus speeds

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam GPS systems have been installed in 20 minibuses in a government trial to monitor the speed of the vehicles. The Transport Department received 61 complaints from the public last year about speed-reading units being doctored in some of the 4,350 minibuses in the city. Principal Transport Officer Albert Su Yau-on told an RTHK radio programme yesterday the vehicles ...




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