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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. '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. ...

  5. Review fare formula so MTR's profits can better serve needs of public transport

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government introduced the MTR Corporation's fare adjustment mechanism to improve the subway system's operational efficiency but, in reality, it harms the public interest. ... profitable subway corporations in the world. More importantly, because the MTR earns substantial profits from real estate, it could provide a cheaper transport service to the public without ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. 'We have at least eight kinds of transportation and more than 1,000 franchised bus and minibus routes,' he said. 'It is about the most complicated system in the world.' Red ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Transport chief rails against MTR

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The transport chief yesterday demanded answers from MTR bosses after more than 600 passengers were forced to leave a fume-filled train, the latest malfunction to hit the system ... transport system. The passengers had to be evacuated from a train on the Tung Chung line yesterday morning when choking fumes caused by a malfunctioning braking system flooded compartments. ...

  10. Government claims on transport subsidies are disingenuous

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They can then enjoy a few convivial drinks with their families and friends without fear of drunk-driving incidents and use Hong Kong's subsidised public transport system to move around ... Hong Kong's ferry services have apparently been losing money for some time and some communities are calling for government support to maintain regular transport links, which ...




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