The Bus

Bus-stop display wins students prize

Waiting at the bus stop but failing to flag one down because they are all full - and fretting over wasting time - is enough to drive anyone mad.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Cutting bus routes could take years, transport officials admit

Transport officials admit cutting bus routes will be difficult to realise because public consultation could take years.

But the government is pressing bus firms to offer more joint concessions on fares for interchanges.

Commissioner of Transport Joseph Lai Yee-tak said public consultation over the necessity of a bus route could take years.

10 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Bus firms may be allowed 3.9pc fare rise

Bus firms which had sought fare increases of up to 9 per cent may have to settle for 3.9 per cent. That's the figure the Transport Department has told them a new fare adjustment formula will likely allow.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Discounted bus fares on return trips fail to impress

The new discounts on return bus trips have failed to impress passengers, with some saying they would not wait around after work to take the same route home, preferring to take a train instead.

Passengers said an across-the-board cut made more sense.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

In search of a fare solution

The public wants a quality bus service with the lowest possible fares. But how low? The search for a perfect answer to this question has taxed the bus companies, Government, political parties and activists year after year.

20 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Increases cut

FARE increases of nearly 20 per cent proposed by the two bus companies, the Kowloon Motor Bus Company and China Motor Bus Company, will be reduced, the Secretary for Transport, Haider Barma, said yesterday.

21 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Bus company not grasping and uncharitable

IN response to the letter headlined, ''Fare deal to elderly'' (South China Morning Post, April 15, from ''Name and Address Supplied''), we would like to confirm that CMB have proposed a concessionary fare scheme for the elderly to the Government and we hope to implement this scheme shortly.

21 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Fare deal to elderly

CAN China Motor Bus explain why it is the only public transport company not to have discount fares for pensioners? Kowloon Motor Bus has reduced fares for the elderly and the Star Ferry does not even charge those people over 65.

I cannot understand CMB's grasping, uncharitable, attitude.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am