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Electronic Toll Collection

Shenzhen drivers face new toll

Shenzhen plans to begin charging motorists congestion fees after the third phase of its subway network is completed in 2016.

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012, 12:00am

Tai-tais and bosses must be stopped from causing such serious congestion

Finally, there is recognition of one of the primary reasons for traffic congestion in Central ('Bosses' cars blamed for clogging roads', May 28).

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Guangzhou needs real rules, not ideas, to tackle traffic problem

Beijing enjoys countless privileges and advantages as the nation's capital, much to the envy of other cities. But one thing they don't envy is the city's worsening traffic congestion.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Capital set to unveil plan to free it from the road to ruin

Beijing municipal government will today announce controversial policies to tackle the capital's traffic congestion, after a week-long public consultation that drew hot debate on the internet and triggered a frenzy of car buying.

23 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Man vs machine in tunnel debate

A new proposed route for the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel is promising to save nine hectares of land from being used for a toll plaza, but asks drivers to put their full faith in electronic payment technology.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tunnel tolls unchanged

The companies running the Tai Lam Tunnel and the Western Harbour Crossing will not raise tolls despite being legally allowed to under the mechanism governing tolls, a Transport and Housing Bureau spokesman said. The statutory toll for a private car to use the Tai Lam Tunnel will increase from HK$45 to HK$50 on August 1, but drivers will continue to pay HK$30.

31 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Electronic road pricing is not the solution for new bypass

The Central-Wan Chai bypass has finally been given the go-ahead. Your editorial ('Bypass will cut jams - if we charge to use roads', May 22) says the approval should not be the end of the matter. You argue it has to be the spur for development of a comprehensive strategy for traffic flow in Hong Kong - with electronic road pricing at its heart.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

Bypass will cut jams - if we charge to use roads

The Central-Wan Chai bypass has, after more than a decade of debate, finally been given the go-ahead. Now the plan should progress swiftly. Hopefully, it will live up to the promise that it will deliver less congestion and greater public access to the harbour. But the approval should not be the end of the matter.

22 May 2009 - 12:00am

Has London lost its way in the battle to cut car use?

Hailed as an environmental asset and revered for its wide net, London's Congestion Charge Zone continues to incite controversy today as it did on its debut five years ago.

Few topics have so polarised Londoners. Advocates are fast to point to reduced emissions, faster journeys around the capital and a shift towards a greater use of public transport.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should Umar Khatab be allowed to stay in Hong Kong?

As a fellow Muslim and a father, I am deeply touched by the story of 13-year-old Umar Khatab, who is trying to stay with his brother in Hong Kong after the recent death of his father.

If not for the prospect of facing a judicial review, the Immigration Department was unlikely to agree to review Umar's case.

8 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

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