Much-criticised city cabbies only withdrew strike threat after government pledged to crack down on ride-hailing services preferred by many.
Subsidies, tax concessions and more charging points are crucial if Hong Kong wants to eliminate cars that run on fossil fuels.
The industry must rise to the challenge of new services and technologies and adapt or risk being further marginalised.
The city’s cabbies have to show that they are fit to drive and no danger to themselves, passengers and public
The industry may have wanted twice the increase, but travellers are unhappy with its shoddy and outdated service.
Vested interests are demanding fare rises now, but they must also demonstrate they can deliver better services.
Readers discuss the urgent need to find a new business model to entice customers, the role of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the government’s response to taxi drivers’ complaint.
Readers discuss the upcoming review of the agreements that regulate electricity supply in Hong Kong, the relaxation of visa requirements to China, the merits of having an integrated health app, and the aborted taxi driver strike.
‘I think you have handled the entire cruise terminal and the facilities around it quite poorly since you took office,’ lawmaker Starry Lee says.
Readers discuss the grounds for Moscow’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, the taxi industry’s grouses, taking a more innovative approach to helping smokers quit, and the need to hasten Hong Kong’s digital transformation.
In a last-ditch effort to defuse the situation, government pledges to amend the law to stiffen punishments against those providing illegal ride-hailing services.
Readers discuss the need for comprehensive background checks on those who work with children, a plan to roll out e-payment for all Hong Kong taxis, and a necessary condition for attracting foreign talent.
Readers discuss the benefits of adopting a digital ecosystem to improve urban management, an outdated requirement for visitors, the taxi industry’s fear of competition, and a way to inject stability into the stock market.
Wonder, a subsidiary of Bindo Labs, is determined to put its system, which accepts forms of payment including Visa, Mastercard, Alipay and UnionPay, into 10,000 taxis in a year’s time.
Taxi industry veterans urge government to toughen up on illegal ride-hailing services after authorities back lawmaker’s proposal to increase penalties.
Chau Kwok-keung, chairman of Hong Kong Taxi and Public Light Bus Association, says he will spend HK$1 million to offer free installation of e-payment system.
Cab was travelling along Cheung Tsing Tunnel with two male tourists on board.
Police say one taxi slammed into another at 10.52am at roundabout on Penny’s Bay Highway on Lantau Island.
Video footage circulating on social media purportedly shows vehicle hitting concrete road barrier before flipping onto grass.
Some operators say criteria for running fleets numbering in hundreds too demanding and cater only to two powerful players.
New tolls to kick in on December 17 at 5am instead of December 10 as more time needed to promote plan, transport authorities say.
Call comes after Typhoon Koinu chaos at airport in which thousands of arrivals to city were stranded following suspension of express rail service.
Tim Ying says company was gearing up to meet the needs of the new generation by investing more in mobile operations.
Government paper says three complimentary buses at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to halt after authorities stepped in earlier this month to ease passenger congestion.
Spectrum of the Seas docks at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at 7am, with additional bus routes and line of taxis awaiting visitors eager to discover the city.
Pair also detained over soliciting passengers and failing to activate taximeters.
Readers discuss how an amended employment regulation could have unintended consequences, the taxi industry, the potential of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, restaurant prices, and Hong Kong’s tragic mistake.
Operation against unscrupulous cabbies will continue for a few more days.
More than 100 taxi drivers and owners gather outside Legislative Council for rally.
Industry representative Ho Chi-keung argues penalty points system will duplicate existing punishments and put pressure on law-abiding drivers.
Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung says lawmakers will crack down on unscrupulous taxi drivers.