Transportation in New York City

Fuel surcharge proposed

Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to consider adding a fuel surcharge to taxi fares to help drivers when prices go up as an alternative to the full-scale price increase proposed for this summer.

Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am

Taxi fare rise unavoidable

The flag fall for taxis has risen by HK$2. Some cabbies are happy about the increase, but others are worried it will drive away passengers.

However, I can't see anything wrong with it. There is inflation in every area of life. The fare increase was inevitable. An increase of HK$2 is not going to stop people who can afford to take a taxi from doing so.

14 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Business as usual after HK$2 rise in taxi flag fall

Taxi drivers say the HK$2 increase in the flag fall rate, which came into effect yesterday, will have little impact on business because people are far more concerned about other areas of inflation.

They argue that HK$2 is not a lot compared with the increase in food prices and other products.

11 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

At-risk cabbies found, but not the taxis used

Health officials yesterday managed to track down the two taxi drivers who had carried the Mexican infected with swine flu after his arrival in the city on Thursday - but a source said they have not found the two cars involved.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Where's the will?

Has the Hong Kong government lost the will to govern? This is not an impertinent question. There are signs that the administration is not getting some of the most basic things done. The question is: why? A government's determination can be seen in the way it functions.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Slow-drive protest threatened

A transport workers' union has threatened to stage a slow-drive protest against the lack of government action to curb bargaining in the taxi trade.

The threat came ahead of a meeting today between the Transport Department and 16 New Territories taxi drivers' associations.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Out on bail, taxi drivers warn of more protests

Twenty-four taxi drivers arrested for Wednesday night's blockade had hardly been released from the police station when some drivers were warning of tougher action to come.

5 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Shantou taxi drivers demonstrate against unlicensed operators

More than 1,000 angry Shantou taxi drivers took to the streets to protest against competition from unlicensed operators on Thursday, the latest strike in a tide of similar action across the country in the past three weeks.

The action was also the second biggest protest since 9,000 drivers in Chongqing stopped work on November 3.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rank injustice

Fung Kwok-shing has experienced many ups and downs in his 24 years as a taxi driver but, lately, there have been more downs than ups. Escalating fuel costs and worsening economic circumstances have combined to put pressure on his operation.

21 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Shanghai mayor meets cabbies as disruptive strikes continue

Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng pledged to listen to grievances and try to resolve problems during a two-hour meeting with representatives of cab drivers and transport workers on Tuesday, mainland media reported yesterday.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Taxi strike eases as cities begin to respond to driver grievances

A taxi drivers' strike in Sanya , Hainan province , started to ease yesterday afternoon after the city government promised to crack down on illegal cabs.

More than 100 cab drivers had still been rallying in front of the city government building yesterday morning, pressing for a more detailed plan on how the government would tackle their complaints, Xinhua reported.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Chongqing aims to calm striking taxi drivers

Chongqing announced measures yesterday aimed at addressing the grievances of striking taxi drivers, but most were still refusing to return to work, state media and residents said.

The government promised to 'revise' the amount of revenue drivers must pay to their companies, increase the supply of natural gas and do more to crack down on unlicensed taxis, Xinhua said.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

No complaints as taxi fares go up

The HK$1 increase in taxi fares went ahead smoothly yesterday, with no reports of complaints.

There were no objections even when the A4-sized notice issued by the Transport Department explaining the rise was not displayed in taxis.

Passengers are not obliged to pay the extra dollar if they can't see the sign.

29 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fare-rise notice vexes cabbies

Taxi passengers will pay HK$1 more for every trip from Thursday, but drivers must display a notice explaining the increase.

If passengers can't see the A4-sized notice issued by the Transport Department they are not obliged to pay the extra dollar.

25 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Centenary facelifts and gizmos leave cabbies in no mood to party

New York

During the 100th birthday celebrations for New York's metered taxis last year the city's iconic yellow cars got a thorough facelift.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am