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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bumps ahead on Hong Kong's transport road

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Bumps ahead on transport road A global study's conclusion that Hong Kong has the "most advanced urban mobility system in the world" comes as no surprise ... that we have topped the 84-city list, it would be a mistake to rest on our laurels. A relentless annual rise in the number of vehicles and high levels of transport-related air pollution threaten ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to develop a better public transport strategy

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 02:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Better transport strategy needed Hong Hong has long crowed about having one of the world's best public transport systems. The MTR in particular has been pointed ... The authorities and the MTR Corporation and bus companies have to work more closely to better meet challenges. The government's transport strategy has centred on the MTR. Buses play a secondary role, ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Transport officials must take heads out of sand

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... a consultation in order to reach a consensus. Bureaucrats should realise that there is a growing frustration within this city at the ever-increasing levels of congestion, and our public transport system ... Transport officials must take their heads out of the sand Concerning congestion and related roadside pollution, our government appears to copy the ostrich. It is projected that the number ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government avoiding responsibility for Hong Kong's transport failures

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:21pm by HUNG WING-TAT

    ... Hung Wing-tat Hung Wing-tat says the government's favoured let-the-market-rule philosophy enables it to avoid responsibility for ensuring Hong Kong's transport system is safe, reliable and affordable Wrong route There are many time bombs in the urban transport system and, if not carefully managed, they will explode at the most inconvenient times. Not only ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Sha Tin district councillor seeks to launch city's first bicycle-share system

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Although policymakers refuseto embrace cycling as a green mode of transport for the city, a district councillor is gearing up to launch a bike-sharing scheme ... and inexpensive form of transport, Yeung's first motion as Sha Tin district councillor in 2008 was to propose that the council introduce a bike-sharing and rental scheme. Sha Tin district, stretching ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the plan to tweak cross-harbour tunnel tolls won't alleviate the jams, and advocates nationalising the transport system Government should ... of nationalising our mass transport system. Besides housing, transport takes up a big chunk of the daily expenses of the working class. This avoidable form of indirect taxation is an underlying cause ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OMBUDSMAN

    Transport chiefs need to walk in passengers' shoes

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:18am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Transport chiefs need to walk in passengers' shoes Transport chiefs should put themselves in the position of passengers when assessing the performance of bus ... a large discrepancy between the way the Transport Department defined "lost trips" and how passengers defined them. It said the department only counted the total number of trips ...

  8. Transport system bracing for annual strain

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com With the Lunar New Year just two weeks away, transport hubs are bracing for a record number of travellers over the 40-day holiday period, which begins ... to the China News Service. That will make it the biggest movement of people in history, and will challenge the transport infrastructure, the management and safety of which can be problematic even ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Transport information system starts in April

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The long-awaited Transport Information System, designed to provide drivers and commuters with more timely traffic data, will finally come into force from April. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng told Democratic Party legislator James To Kun-sun in a written reply yesterday that the Transport Department would begin installing the system this year. ...




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