Public Transportation

Tramways a pollution-free option

Photo: AFP

I refer to the letter from Norman Y. S. Heung of the Civil Engineering and Development Department ("Practically impossible to accommodate tram system at Kai Tak", May 7).

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:47am 1 comment

Kai Tak monorail a bad idea

A monorail system like the one installed in Chongqing shown in the picture is not suited in Kai Tak. Photo: Ricky Wong

Several major concerns have recently been expressed by readers in connection with the proposed monorail at Kai Tak.

However, none of these were raised in the letter by Norman Y. S. Heung, project manager, Kowloon Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Office ("Practically impossible to accommodate tram system at Kai Tak", May 7).

14 May 2013 - 2:57am 3 comments

Tram system not feasible

Photo: May Tse

I refer to the report ("Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail", April 29).

7 May 2013 - 2:22am 2 comments

Aiming for cleaner public transport

Aiming for cleaner public transport. Photo: Bloomberg

I refer to the article from Richard R. Vuylsteke, president of the American Chamber of Commerce ("Congestion, roadside pollution are choking development", January 16).

All along, our strategy is to provide a safe, efficient and reliable transport system.

23 Jan 2013 - 1:51am 1 comment

Long wait for Ma Wan buses

Transport problems for Park Island residents. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Regarding your correspondence on library services in Ma Wan, the lack of a library is the least of our worries given the major crisis residents face over transport.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:54am 1 comment

Hong Kong should get tougher on safety rules for public transportation

A ceremony held for the family members of the victims of a ferry collision off Lamma Island. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong prides itself on having an efficient and affordable public transport system. Unfortunately, our good reputation has been overshadowed by frequent accidents. The Lamma ferry tragedy in October and two major bus crashes over the past two weeks are sad reminders of our not-so-glowing safety record.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:07am 3 comments

Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

Hong Kong needs independent transport safety board

Lawmakers are currently investigating the tragic bus accident in Shau Kei Wan. Meanwhile, the fatal Lamma ferry collision on National Day is being investigated by a commission of inquiry.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:14am

KMB losses show we may need to rethink transport pricing

KMB losses show we may need to rethink transport pricing. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

My relatives in Canada have a name for the bus. They call it "the loser cruiser". Bus service for them is substandard and passengers are too frequently pickpockets, drug addicts and people of erratic behaviour.

2 Dec 2012 - 5:14am 11 comments

It is time for the government to bring in general services tax

One of the reasons for high property prices in Hong Kong is the high cost of land.

Another reason is that most development sites are large. This means that small property players are kept out of the game.

I believe the government should abandon its high land price policy. It should auction off land in smaller parcels so as to increase competition.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

A bit like playing rugby

I have read with keen interest the various viewpoints, expressed in these columns, regarding MTR etiquette.

I find a lot of parallels between riding the MTR and playing a heated game of rugby.

13 May 1998 - 12:00am

Route - insufficient demand

WE refer to the suggestion made by Mr Louis Chan to develop a new bus route between Hin Keng Estate and Pok Hong Estate, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on February 23.

I would like to point out that we take into account various factors when considering developing a new bus route.

1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Etiquette ignored

I THINK there are many unwritten social rules which we need to follow in our daily life. Even though we are not officially penalised when we violate these rules, we should still obey them in order to maintain public order.

3 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Reckless drivers - police turning blind eye

LEE Siu-kin's response (South China Morning Post, April 16) to my letter of last month was a welcome reassurance that comments from the public regarding police behaviour do not go unnoticed. But while his figures regarding accidents, reports and convictions were mildly interesting, he missed the intended point of my original letter.

22 Apr 1994 - 12:00am