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Old March 22nd, 2011, 06:56 PM   #1021
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Bus stop terror: 4 stable
28 March 2011
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Four people remain in stable condition after a runaway car plowed into a bus stop, injuring 15.

They include the 48-year-old driver, whose Subaru station wagon started the chain of events at Lung Cheung Road in Wong Tai Sin.

About 6pm on Saturday, the Subaru hit a Honda Accord, then swerved onto the pedestrian walkway outside Choi Hung Estate, police said.

The Subaru careened for 70 meters before finally crashing into a bus stop.

Most of those injured were waiting for the bus, and said things happened too quickly for them to avoid the speeding car.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the Subaru's driver clutch his chest before he lost control of the vehicle.

The injured, ranging in age from two to 75, were taken to Queen Elizabeth and Kwong Wah hospitals.

The police investigation is continuing.
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LCQ11: Wheelchair accessible low-floor buses
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Government Press Release

Following is a question by the Hon Albert Chan Wai-yip and a written reply by the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Ms Eva Cheng, at the Legislative Council meeting today (April 6):

Question:

On May 6, 2009, I raised a question in this Council regarding the issue that most of the trips of the bus routes to and from Tin Shui Wai were not serviced by wheelchair-accessible low-platform buses. It has been learnt that as most of these trips are at present still not serviced by low-platform buses, wheelchair users often have to wait for more than 30 minutes for such buses. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council:

(a) of the respective numbers of low-platform buses added to the fleet of each franchised bus company and the respective percentages of such addition during the two periods from May 2009 to May 2010 and from June 2010 to the present;

(b) of the daily number of trips of the bus routes to and from Tin Shui Wai which are run by low-platform buses at present, and the percentage of such number in the total number of relevant bus trips, and how such figures compare with the relevant figures in May 2009; and

(c) whether it will reconsider adding a clause to the future franchise agreements with the franchised bus companies, requiring them to retrofit facilities to all in-service non-low-platform buses to make it convenient for wheel-chaired users to board and alight buses; if it will, of the details; if not, the reasons for that?

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(a) The total number of wheelchair accessible low-floor buses in the franchised bus fleet has increased from 2,892 in end-May 2009 to 3,082 in end-May 2010, and further to 3,251 in end-February 2011, representing a growth of about 6.6% and 5.5% respectively. The number of low-floor buses of the franchised bus companies is shown at the Annex.

(b) In end-May 2009, the total number of bus trips to and from Tin Shui Wai was about 3,600 per day, of which some 2,530 trips or 70% were operated by low-floor buses. In view of the commissioning of the Kowloon Southern Link by the MTR Corporation Limited in August 2009, the services of some bus routes have been rationalised. At present, the total number of bus trips to and from Tin Shui Wai is about 3,380 per day, with some 2,600 trips or 77% made by low-floor buses. Compared with the situation in end-May 2009, the number of trips operated by low-floor buses to and from Tin Shui Wai has increased by about 70 per day.

(c) All franchised bus companies, except New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited (NLB), have agreed and implemented since 2001 that all new buses purchased as additional or replacement vehicles will be wheelchair accessible.

As regards NLB, topographical constraints make it unsuitable for wheelchair accessible low-floor buses to ply along all of its routes. However, NLB has purchased and deployed wheelchair accessible low-floor buses as far as practicable to run on routes where the terrain permits.

Annex : http://gia.info.gov.hk/general/20110...0180_77424.pdf
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Old April 13th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1025
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:08 AM   #1026
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Bus firms hike fares
The Standard
Wednesday, April 20, 2011



Many passengers riding with Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win Bus will have to pay from 20 to 70 HK cents more for each trip.

The increases, which come into effect in the middle of May, were approved by the Executive Council yesterday - though they are less than half what the franchised bus operators wanted.

KMB and subsidiary Long Win, which runs mainly on Lantau, had asked for fare rises of 8.6 and 7.4 percent, respectively, but Exco pegged them at 3.6 and 3.2 percent.

So 49.7 percent of KMB's 2.6 million daily passengers must from May 15 pay up to 50 cents more, while 1.7 percent have to find an additional 60 cents.

The other 48.6 percent will either pay up to 20 cents more or will not be affected.

For Long Win Bus passengers, around 15 percent will pay an extra 70 cents or more, while 85 percent will either pay an extra 30 cents or not be affected by the rise.

Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah described the approved rates as a "fair balance" between minimizing the burden on passengers during inflationary times and enabling operators to maintain quality services in the face of higher fuel and labor costs.

And she argued that it was right to allow the rises even though KMB made a profit of HK$900 million last year. "Their return on average net fixed assets is much lower than what the system allows," Cheng said.

The hikes are also lower than the accumulated inflation rate of 5.72 percent, she added, as the companies last raised fares - by 4.5 percent - in 2008.

Even so, the operators are disappointed with the Exco decision to halve the proposed increases.

"As fuel expenses accounted for about 18 percent of KMB's total operating costs in 2010, a 60 percent fuel price hike will alone drive up KMB's total operating costs in 2011 by about 10 per cent," a company spokesman said, noting that "is far higher than the approved rate of fare increases."

The price of near-zero sulfur diesel, which is used by both bus fleets, has indeed surged since last July, from HK$669 per barrel to HK$1,034.

A 3.8 percent decline in commuters because of the expansion of rail networks has also made operations more challenging, the spokesman said.

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of the Legislative Council panel on transport, said: "The government has already given the go-ahead to fare increases of several transport operators this year.

"Higher bus fares will place an extra financial burden on the community."

Executives of New World First Bus and Citybus say they do not have plans to apply for fare rises.

But the Mass Transit Railway Corp is raising fares by 2.3 percent from June, and five ferry routes will see fares increasing by about 10 percent from July.

Additionally, a government review of fare- increase applications by taxi, tram and minibus operators is now under way.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:32 PM   #1027
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Old May 25th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #1028
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KMB facing loss from fuel costs
Hong Kong's biggest bus operator may seek further fare increase in the face of rising diesel prices

21 May 2011
South China Morning Post

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) could soon apply for another fare increase. Its management is warning that, for the first time in a decade, it could make a loss.

Hong Kong's largest bus operator - whose profit contribution to holding company Transport International Holdings has shrunk over the years - raised its fares by an average of 3.6 per cent on Sunday.

But the group's managing director, Edmond Ho Tat-man, said the HK$200 million a year the fare increase would generate would not fully cover its fuel costs, which are expected to increase by HK$500 million this year.

"We are not making enough to cover our expenses. If oil prices don't fall, we will be in the red this year," Ho said.

KMB's listed flagship Transport International, which makes money from leasing and selling property at its former depots and operating local coach services and public transport in Shenzhen and Beijing, reported a net profit of HK$866 million last year, nearly 30 per cent above that of 2009.

More than half the profit came from sales and interest earnings from property projects in Lai Chi Kok, including offices, shopping malls and luxury apartment block the Manhattan Hill. Excluding two one-off gains, its franchised bus operation accounted for just HK$243.3 million of its profits, down 38.4 per cent from 2009.

The company blamed that drop in profit on fuel costs, which were HK$1.14 billion last year and made up nearly a fifth of KMB's expenses. The price of the near-zero-sulphur diesel the company uses jumped from US$86 per barrel in July - when KMB sparked a public outcry by proposing average fare rises of 8.6 per cent - to US$138 per barrel last month.

Ho said 60 per cent of KMB's 380 routes were losing money - an all-time high. "Most of these routes overlap with rail lines and are seriously underused. Some trips, even at peak periods, carry less than 15 passengers but our proposals to trim or remove them are always opposed by district councillors."

Route restructuring can only get tougher in the next two years, with elections being held for district councils and the legislature. Councillors will be particularly reluctant to agree to reduce public services. Last year councillors rejected seven of KMB's 16 applications to trim routes; just nine of its 3,800-strong bus fleet were taken off the road as a result.

KMB hopes to import at least 10 supercapacitor buses - an electric model that recharges via an overhead cable at bus stops - by the end of next year. Deputy managing director Evan Auyang said it hopes the technology will be mature enough by then for KMB to adopt it rather than buying diesel-powered buses that meet the European Union's new Euro IV emission standards.

The group's shares closed up 0.87 per cent at HK$23.20. Auyang said the market was worried Euro VI buses could use more fuel than Euro V models since they will require extra power to reduce emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxide.
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KMB takes route to $108m buys
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kowloon Motor Bus will spend HK$108 million on 60 single-deck vehicles to be used on less popular routes.

The company will also replace 36 single-deckers more than 15 years old.

KMB head of depots Ho Chi-man said yesterday the number of less popular routes has increased, especially in the New Territories, owing to population movements.

KMB has also proposed replacing double-deckers with single-deck buses on 20 routes where demand has fallen.

If approved, the new services will begin early next year.

Ho said the the new single-deck buses are environmentally friendly, emitting 94 percent less particulates and 79 percent less nitrogen oxide than existing vehicles, several of which have been in use since 1994.

"In addition, most of the older buses have steps at the entrance, which makes it difficult for the elderly and those in wheelchairs," he said.

The new buses have lower floors and the ramp at the entrance may be lowered by 25 centimeters to allow wheelchairs.
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New franchises for three franchised bus companies
Monday, July 18, 2011
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A Government spokesman said today (July 18) that the Government plans to start negotiations with three franchised bus companies in the fourth quarter of this year for renewing their franchises to take effect immediately upon the expiry of their existing ones, in order to ensure the continuous provision of proper and efficient public bus services for the public.

The spokesman said that the current franchises of Long Win Bus Company Limited (LW) and Citybus Limited (Citybus) in respect of its franchise for the Airport and North Lantau bus network (Franchise 2) will expire on May 1, 2013. The current franchise of New World First Bus Services Limited (NWFB) will expire on July 1, 2013. The three franchised bus companies have indicated an interest to renew their franchises for another 10 years.

The main operating areas for NWFB are on Hong Kong Island while those for LW and Citybus (Franchise 2) are in North Lantau and the Airport.

"NWFB, LW and Citybus (Franchise 2) have been providing proper and efficient bus services, and have demonstrated their willingness to invest for further improvements," the spokesman said.

"In order to ensure continuous provision of essential public bus services for the public, the Administration plans to negotiate with the three franchised bus companies new 10-year franchises. The Administration will seek to update the terms and requirements so as to keep abreast of the times, and request the bus companies to enhance the level of services."

Starting from today and until September 30, the Government invites the public to offer views on the requirements of the new franchises of the three franchised bus companies. The Government also invites views from the Traffic and Transport Committees under the 18 District Councils.

The relevant paper on the franchises of the three franchised bus companies can be downloaded from the websites of the Transport and Housing Bureau (www.thb.gov.hk) and the Transport Department (www.td.gov.hk). The public may send in their views on the requirements of the new franchises of the three franchised bus companies by post (addressed to Bus and Railway Branch of Transport Department, 40/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong), fax (2802 2679) or email ([email protected]).
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Politicians in all camps give bus firm's fare fund call short shrift
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Lawmakers from across the political spectrum have given a proposal by Kowloon Motor Bus for the government to provide seed money for a fare stabilization fund the thumbs down.

Transport International Holdings, which runs KMB, made the suggestion last week after issuing a profit warning and claiming that 60 percent of its routes are losing money.

Speaking at City Forum yesterday, Starry Lee Wai-king, vice chairwoman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said the KMB proposal is unacceptable.

Lee said the firm did not speak of such a fund when it earned hundreds of millions of dollars last year, only raising the issue now when it claims to be facing a possible deficit.

"Having a franchise does not guarantee you will earn money. Every company or business has to face challenges," said Lee, who was supported by independent pan-democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of the Legislative Council's transport panel.

"No one will object to a stabilizing system, but you cannot expect to share your gains among shareholders, and then call on the government when you suffer losses," Cheng said.

He added the firm should consider ways to increase income and cut costs.

Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, convener of the Coalition to Monitor Public Transport and Utilities, said KMB neglected to mention the billions of dollars it earned from the property development of its Lai Chi Kok site.

"Why didn't the shareholders put money into a stabilizing fund first?" Tsoi said, adding the company hopes to face less criticism when it seeks a fare rise in the future.
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TAC discusses new franchises for three bus companies and progress of South Island Line (East)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Transport Advisory Committee (TAC) discussed today (July 26) the Government's plan to start negotiation with New World First Bus Services Limited (NWFB), Long Win Bus Company Limited (LW) and Citybus Limited (Citybus) in respect of its franchise for the Airport and North Lantau bus network (Franchise 2) in the fourth quarter of this year for renewing their franchises, which are due to expire in 2013.

TAC Chairman, Mr Rimsky Yuen, said that the TAC was pleased to note that NWFB, LW and Citybus (Franchise 2) had been providing proper and efficient bus services, and demonstrated their willingness to invest for further improvements.

"Members noted that the three franchised bus companies had indicated an interest to renew their franchises for another 10 years. The independent opinion surveys commissioned by the Transport Department (TD) on passengers' feedback showed that over 85 per cent of the respondents were satisfied with the overall quality of services provided by the three franchised bus companies," Mr Yuen said.

"Members exchanged views on the requirements of the new franchises of the three bus companies and noted that further to the consultation with the Transport Panel of the Legislative Council on July 11, the Government is inviting views from the public and the Traffic and Transport Committees of the 18 District Councils on the requirements of the new franchises until September 30," said Mr Yuen.

Members were also briefed on the overall performance of franchised bus operation in 2010 and noted that performance was generally satisfactory.

Members noted that as a result of the concerted efforts of various parties, Hong Kong's traffic fatalities were down to 117 in 2010, which was the lowest level since 1955. Members also noted a significant increase in the number of arrest cases and traffic accidents involving drug driving in 2010.

"Although the absolute number of traffic accidents involving drug driving remains small, the increasing trend and the potential road safety hazards deserve greater attention. We are pleased to know that the Government has introduced legislative proposals to implement a package of measures to combat drug driving vigorously. We hope that the measures can be implemented as soon as possible," said Mr Yuen.
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