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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    .... "Soon [trams] will be a big transportation system in China," he said, noting that Shanghai planned to expand its tram system to 800km by 2020. Other cities, such as Beijing and Zhuhai, ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com French joint venture in talks with cities over the border to 'fill the gap' in transport network Tram owners hope to ride more rails over border ...

  2. News - World - FINLAND

    Helsinki looks to car-free future with integrated 'on demand' transport system operated by smartphone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:39pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian City plans to reduce use of private vehicles by upgrading its transport network to an integrated 'on-demand' system operated via smartphone Helsinki looks to car-free future The Finnish capital, Helsinki, has revealed plans to transform its existing public transport network into a "mobility on demand" system that will be so good nobody ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui 'did not influence' Ma Wan transport policy, court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:00pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Hui played no role in transport recommendations, an official tells court Hui 'did not influence' SHKP project in Ma Wan Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan did not exert influence on a transport official who was handling a request by Sun Hung Kai Properties to change policies on the mode of transport servicing Ma Wan, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    We'll do better next time, transport minister Anthony Cheung says

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com We'll do better next time, transport minister says Future railway projects will be planned in a better way, the transport minister has promised after ... in the projects and a shortage of labour. "We will learn from this experience and review planning issues in the construction of future railways," he said yesterday. But Cheung warned that future ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Transport deputy Yau Shing-mu will quit too, if found at fault over rail delay

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Yau will quit too, if found at fault over rail delay The transport chief's deputy has vowed to quit if an independent investigation into the high-speed railway's delay finds him at fault in his handling of the issue. Transport and Housing Undersecretary Yau Shing-mu was following in the steps of his boss, transport chief Anthony ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Transport chief Anthony Cheung vows to quit if panel finds him liable in rail saga

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Transport chief not afraid to bear responsibility for mishandling of construction project, but lawmaker says MTR management is to blame Cheung vows to quit if rail delay is his fault The transport minister says he will resign immediately if he is found to be at fault for delays to the construction of the high-speed cross-border railway. Professor Anthony ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Transport minister takes blame for mix-up over head of panel to probe MTR project delay

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... for mix-up Transport minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung yesterday took the blame for failing to check the background of the academic who quit as chairman of a panel to investigate delays ... platforms at the terminus initially in use. Its executive committee endorsed the new schedule the next month but the Transport Department was not informed until September. The department did ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR was given 'benefit of doubt' on rail delay, says transport chief

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Transport chief denies accusations he helped in a 'cover-up' ahead of grilling by lawmakers MTR given 'benefit of doubt' on rail delay The government was giving the MTR "the benefit of the doubt" when it decided not to inform lawmakers about a possible delay in completing the high-speed railway to Guangzhou, transport minister ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine officials involved in Lamma ferry disaster will face criminal probe, says transport chief

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:59am by Ada Lee

    ... Secretary for Transport and Housing Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said on Thursday. The investigation team had twice referred material to the police since starting its work in June, Cheung ... the bulk of eight officials named in the commission's report in April last year as having failed to execute their duties when they approved the Lamma IV plan or inspected the boat. No names ...

  10. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government pins hopes for growth on public transport and utilities infrastructure plan

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... plans to boost urban infrastructure, especially underground facilities, such as subways, drainage and utilities, in support of the nation's urbanisation drive. The statement, posted ... without causing overcapacity in industry, experts said. Cities are being asked to give priority to public transport, with the State Council setting a goal to extend subways and light rail systems ...




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