Transport Advisory Committee

Online guide for drivers and passengers

The Transport Department will in March launch its online navigation guide for drivers and the public transport inquiry service search engine, which has been on trial since April, the Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday.

Wednesday, 30 December, 2009, 12:00am

Transport bosses set to offer taxi deal

Green cabbies to get HK$1 rise, says source

Green taxis should be allowed to raise their flag-fall by just HK$1, not HK$2 as the trade has proposed, the Transport Advisory Committee has recommended to the Executive Council, according to a source.

23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Cabbies do U-turn on long-trip discounts

A taxi drivers' group has dropped its support for discounts on longer journeys - a move intended to help the trade combat illicit discounters - after government advisers said requesting a discount would not be made illegal.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Exco approves HK$1 taxi flagfall increase

Taxi passengers are closer to paying an extra HK$1 a trip after the Executive Council approved the rise yesterday in light of soaring fuel prices.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Review of taxi industry will look at fares system

The fare structure for taxis is set to undergo a major revamp with the launch by the Transport Advisory Committee of a year-long review of the charges system.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Traffic gripes increase 5.5pc

Traffic complaints rose 5.5 per cent in the second quarter of the year, fuelled by gripes about poor service on public transport and weak law enforcement.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

New rules urged for bus checks

Officers from the Transport Department should be empowered to board and investigate non-franchised buses in an effort to crack down on lawbreakers, the Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday.

18 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Cut in New Territories taxi fares expected next month

Taxi fares in the New Territories could be cut as soon as next month, under plans to implement reductions of up to 25 per cent.

Officials from the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau said they planned to meet the Executive Council early next month to seek approval for the taxi operators' application to reduce fares.

28 May 2003 - 12:00am

KCRC plans fare rises

The KCRC plans to raise East Rail fares by two to five per cent on average in September, following a three-year freeze. The board is expected to make a final decision this month and the corporation will then consult the Transport Advisory Committee and Legco. The KCRC recorded a net profit of $2.2 billion last year, up 20 per cent from 1999.

2 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Move to boost improvements to taxi services

A new committee will be created to oversee improvements to the quality of taxi services.

Commissioner for Transport Robert Footman announced the scheme yesterday, but denied the move was a response to complaints about the standards of taxi drivers.

'It's not complaint-driven - a lot of drivers do a great job,' Mr Footman said.

12 May 1999 - 12:00am

Catch up with other countries

Most of CMB's buses are more than 10 years old and by present-day standards, they are noisy and environmentally unfriendly.

The Government would be wrong if it allowed the new bus service provider to take over all these buses as part of the route takeover package.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Call for committee to monitor rail ticketing and fares

The powers of the Transport Advisory Committee should be increased to let it monitor rail fares, according to a motion endorsed yesterday.

The motion, an amendment to a motion by Lau Kong-wah of Civic Force, was tabled by Cheung Hon-chung of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) and passed by a vote of 24 to 13.

4 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Taxi luxury

Taxi operators want to run 'luxury' taxis which would be equipped with TVs, hi-fis and car phones - at double the current fares. The drivers, who would need at least five years' driving experience, would have to wear uniforms and white gloves, according to a proposal submitted to the Transport Advisory Committee. Five hundred taxis could be prepared for a trial.

15 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Rail fares put in train

Rail companies have finalised controversial fare increases to be implemented from next month. The Transport Advisory Committee last month endorsed price increases for an average of 5.5 per cent for the MTR and an overall 6.5 per cent for the KCR.

13 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Moves to help taxi services

Taxi licences may be tendered for franchise or cars rented from the Government under a series of proposals to go to public consultation next month.

The Transport Advisory Committee yesterday said the proposals were among several suggestions from the industry and experts on improving taxi services.

25 Jun 1997 - 12:00am