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Old July 15th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #961
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Old July 18th, 2010, 04:55 PM   #962
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Task force drives green buses
The Standard
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A task force will be set up to oversee a pilot scheme for low emission zones that will involve retrofitting franchised buses.

As of March, greener buses of Euro II or higher emission standards are plying most areas of two major corridors from Central to Causeway Bay, via Des Voeux Road Central, Queensway, Hennessy Road and Yee Wo Street, on Hong Kong Island, and Nathan Road in Kowloon.

Undersecretary for the Environment Kitty Poon Kit said the scheme will be further improved by retrofitting Euro II or Euro III buses with selective catalytic reduction after- treatment devices that will work as a cost-effective alternative for replacement of old buses with the latest models of Euro IV or newer.

"We hope to restrict entry to these zones to only franchised buses of emission standards of Euro IV or better. However, at present, we don't have enough buses of such models," Poon said."

We have only got 160 buses of Euro IV or above, but we need 2,200 more."

As HK$3 million is needed for each Euro IV or newer bus, Poon said the catalytic device will serve as an alternative to replacement of the older buses.

"According to experiences in other countries, the device can help reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 60 percent. The retrofit can upgrade the emission performances of Euro II and III buses to levels of Euro IV or above," Poon said.

A trial period will be launched next year for six to 12 months to test the feasibility of retrofitted Euro II and III buses.

The task force, to be formed soon, will comprise overseas and local experts and representatives from bus companies and government departments to examine technical issues and oversee the launching of the trial.

Meanwhile, as a part of the low emission zones scheme, bus firms will also cut some routes or amalgamate them with others to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads.

But a lawmaker expressed fears that routes requiring interchanges will not prove popular with passengers.

"There should be attractive interchange discounts for passengers so that they will not be complaining about the cancellation of the old routes," Kam Nai-wai said.

"The traveling time of amalgamated routes should not also be longer than the old ones."
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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #964
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Old July 26th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #965
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Strike threat to city buses averted
20 July 2010
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A strike by public franchised bus drivers on Hong Kong Island appears to have been averted, after an agreement was reached between the bus companies and major trade unions representing the drivers.

The Citybus and New World First Bus branches of the Motor Transport Workers General Unions (MTWGU) have agreed to drop threatened strike action and will accept a 1.8 percent pay increase plus improved fringe benefits.

MTWGU represents about 1,300 of the 2,200 Citybus drivers and 1,700 of the 2,500 drivers employed by New World First Bus.

The Citybus Limited Employees Union, under the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU), did not accept the agreement, saying it will consult first with its membership and will meet with the employer again on July 23. This means they will not take any industrial action before that date. The union said, however, that it had surveyed drivers and of the 440 questionnaires returned, 61 percent opposed taking strike action.

The HKCTU Citybus union represents about 800 staff members.

Both sides say they are happy with the agreement. In a statement, the bus companies said they appreciate the staff contribution and will continue the dialogue with the remaining two unions that have not signed on to the agreement.

Franchised bus services on Hong Kong Island are provided by Citybus and New World First Bus. Both companies are owned by New World Holdings Ltd.

The bus companies Monday met separately with the unions in the ninth round of pay salary adjustment negotiations.

After a lengthy negotiation of more than four hours, Tang Wai-cheong, head of the MTWGU Citybus union, said the union had accepted the counterproposal of a 1.8 percent pay hike effective January 1 this year against the latest demand of 3 percent plus increased numbers of free travel cards for dependents and for medical visits.

Staff not entitled to contract gratuities will receive a year-end bonus of HK$1,800 (an increase of HK$300).

"The deal is not perfect," he said. "But the employer has shown sincerity and both sides have made concessions. I am glad that the services to the citizens are not affected."

The New World branch of the MTWGU also accepted the offer. The union membership had authorized any settlement reflecting an increase of 1.6 percent over last year, thus there is no need for further consultation with members.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #966
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Old August 10th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #967
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Bus drivers rev up action
The Standard
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Drivers of four bus companies have threatened to rev up industrial action despite a lukewarm response on the first day.

After a four-hour meeting yesterday, representatives of staff unions said the strike will continue today.

Another meeting to be held tonight will map out further action.

"We are considering a four-union joint action over our pay demands," Kowloon Motor Bus staff union chairman Kwok Wai-kwong said.

He said the union is "deeply disappointed" the management did not seek talks even after a 90-hour sit-in outside its Cheung Sha Wan headquarters.

New World First Bus staff union chairman Chung Chung-fai said though the management has promised a year- end bonus if the company reports an annual profit, there is still a wide gap between union expectations and what is being offered.

Drivers staging a demonstration outside a company depot in Chai Wan rejected the offer, shouting that they will persuade more colleagues to go on strike today.

Four staff unions affiliated to the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions - NWFB, Citybus, KMB and Long Win Bus - want a 2.2 percent salary increase. But the management will go no higher than 1.8 percent.

The Transport Department advised commuters to set off early today to allow more time for their journeys.

Despite the strike and work-to-rule by sympathetic bus drivers, bus services appeared normal yesterday.

NWFB said 77 drivers, or 4.5 percent of its total, took part in the strike. That was far below the union's estimate of 100 drivers plus 60 mechanics.

Driver Lau Hiu-tuen, who joined the strike, said: "The company's proposed 1.8 percent increase cannot even meet the inflation rate of 2.2 percent recorded in the first half of the year. We will fight till the end."

NWFB holds that the cumulative pay rise since 2005 has been 14.38 percent, surpassing the 11.22 percent inflation rate during the same period.

Director of operations Chung Chak- man reiterated: "This pay rise offer is all we can make."

The 11.5 percent rise in diesel oil prices and the 11.3 percent increase in the Western Harbour tunnel toll this year have impacted the operator's revenue, Chung added.

A Labour Department spokeswoman said the government is acting as mediator in the talks.

Traffic yesterday was smooth in areas beyond the reach of the MTR including Southern District, previously expected to be worst hit by the strike.

Bus services were normal even though NWFB drivers joined the strike and some KMB as well as Citybus drivers staged a work-to-rule.

Additional NWFB drivers were put behind the wheel yesterday as the company offered a HK$300 incentive to get drivers on leave to report for duty.

District councillors also arranged five shuttle buses to drop 300 residents at Central MTR station in the morning.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #968
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #971
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Wrong bus route `means 200,000 trips to doc'
Diana Lee
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

More than 200,000 visits to doctors may be avoided if Euro II buses are retired four years ahead of schedule, a green group claims.

Friends of the Earth Hong Kong also said the buses are greater polluters than vehicles with idling engines.

Members of the group yesterday put up large banners at Central bus station, which read in Chinese: "Euro II, air to kill," accusing the government of failing to safeguard public health.

Thomas Choi Ka-man, senior environmental affairs officer, said 40 percent of air pollutants on busy roads come from franchised buses. Choi said the 2,600 Euro II buses, which comprise 40 percent of the fleet, are responsible for 40 percent of bus-emitted air pollutants.

The group urged the government to retire Euro II buses of franchised companies and replace them with Euro V buses by 2015, instead of the scheduled 2019 when their licenses expire.

Choi said this would reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 23 percent and cut respirable suspended particulates by 16 percent.

Failure to act, would result in an "unacceptable" increase of 200,000 visits to doctors owing to pollution- related illnesses.

Banishing Euro II buses would serve a greater purpose than banning idling vehicles which would reduce air pollution by at most 1 percent, Choi said.

Meanwhile, environmental group Green Sense called on the public to turn off air conditioning for a night to help lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Project manager Gabrielle Ho Ka-po said the group hopes 200,000 households will turn off their appliances from 7pm on September 29 to 7am on September 30.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 04:47 AM   #972
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The same group will then go against the government to subsidize bus companies to purchase newer and cleaner buses.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #973
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These buses are used in my city, they are operated by Dublin Bus.
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But these buses you see on the picture are Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 or Transbus Enviro 500 for the last one.

While Dublin operate Volvo B9TL chassis with Enviro 500 bodywork right?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 09:40 AM   #975
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But these buses you see on the picture are Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 or Transbus Enviro 500 for the last one.

While Dublin operate Volvo B9TL chassis with Enviro 500 bodywork right?
The aqua/white bus (LJ 9116) is an older Transbus chassis. The blue one (MM 4353) is a Volvo B9TL.

The main visible difference is in the front and rear light design.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #976
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The aqua/white bus (LJ 9116) is an older Transbus chassis. The blue one (MM 4353) is a Volvo B9TL.

The main visible difference is in the front and rear light design.
the bus with the blue ad wrap is not a Volvo it is a Dennis Enviro, just a newer version, note the wheels
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But these buses you see on the picture are Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 or Transbus Enviro 500 for the last one.

While Dublin operate Volvo B9TL chassis with Enviro 500 bodywork right?
Yea that is correct! The enviro 500 is a nice body, its really big!
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Old September 19th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #979
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Doube-deckers are really moving landmark of Hong Kong. Two photos I took last week in Hong Kong

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