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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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