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  1. Note to Albert Cheng: transport system has been subsidised enough

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... businesses. All of Hong Kong has the benefit of one of the world's best and lowest-cost public transport systems. Big business does not see much money from it at all. And subsidising it further ... with Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com To resolve our city-wide transport problems, the government must take a broader approach by revising its policy and overall pricing ...

  2. Integration is key to future of transport development

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... ends today. According to the Transport Ministry, the country will now shift from simply building more transport systems towards integrating different modes of transport such as roads, rail, ports and airports. 'China's transport systems must continue to have strong growth, even more than before, but in a realistic manner,' said Deputy Prime Minister Zhang Dejiang. ...

  3. Beijing transport well off world-class mark

    Posted Oct 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shenzhen Beijing still has a long way to go to match world-class cities like New York, London and Hong Kong for public transport, according to a World Bank transport specialist. Addressing a transport conference in Shenzhen, World Bank senior transport specialist Shomik Mehndiratta said that for example, the Guomao subway station in Beijing's central business ...

  4. Trams the remaining black spot in Hong Kong public transport

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and modern systems, with their 'safety first' design, such as wider platforms and vehicle escape exits, although rudeness is creeping into the MTR as some people no longer wait ... maybe, 'bridge too late') to Macau, it has not provided its citizens with a world-class tram system that could reduce noise and pollution in the city. I would have thought ...

  5. Legislators want greens on body to vet transport trials

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Green activists should have seats on a committee to be created to screen applications to a proposed HK$300 million fund to encourage the use of low-carbon transport ... transport fund foreshadowed by Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah in his budget earlier this year. Some members questioned whether the proposed steering committee, to which the government only ...

  6. Transport matters

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... from project appraisals, public transport systems, surveys, to transport laws and transport engineering,' she says. The course aims to provide the expanding transport sector in Hong Kong ... Wong Yat-hei The University of Hong Kong's master of arts in transport policy and planning is specifically geared for those working in the sector. The programme is co-organised ...

  7. HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge offers a poor transport alternative

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter ('US$1b light railway up and running in Macau by 2014', September 17). According to Michael Lam Soi-hoi, a transport infrastructure consultant, Macau ... Kong', with Phase II including a link to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. However, it was not explained how passengers from Macau's new rail system will travel onwards to Hong Kong within ...

  8. Green transport measures welcomed

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Local transport operators cautiously welcomed measures in the budget to cut roadside air pollution - a pilot green transport fund and one-off grants to replace old diesel vehicles. The HK$300 million green fund will be for operators of buses, taxis, minibuses and ferries to introduce experimental electric or hybrid mo- dels or green-transport systems. But further details ...

  9. Guangdong braces for massive bill for transport infrastructure

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... with the Pearl River Delta's infrastructure is it's inadequate and incomplete. The construction of transport hubs is lagging, transport systems are not well integrated and transport management is imperfect,' said Yu at the South China Transport Infrastructure Developments conference in Shenzhen this week. Between 2009 and 2012, 32.7 billion yuan would be spent to expand airports in Guangzhou, ...

  10. CCTV systems upgraded on 68 estates

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Digital colour closed-circuit television security systems have been installed in 68 public housing estates, the Transport and Housing Bureau said. It is part of an upgrade across 970 blocks in 147 estates under the Housing Authority. Launched in 2007, the bureau said the upgrade is on track to be completed by 2014. The new systems have better picture quality and cover ...




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