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Articles: Road transport

ExCo approves Tate's Cairn Tunnel toll increase
HK Government, 14-May-2013
The government considers a post-tax IRR of 6.76% for a road tunnel is "not unreasonable or excessive". So why are the electricity companies making 9.99% after tax, with less risk?
Webb on "Backchat" re policy address
RTHK, 17-Jan-2013
With Starry Lee (Executive Council, LegCo, DAB), Albert Ho (LegCo, DP) and Nick Brooke (Harbourfront Commission, Science and Technology Parks Corp).
Government denies cap on number of non-franchised buses
HK Government, 23-May-2012
Govt says "the current policy has not frozen the number of NFBs or imposed a cap" - but unlike the government, the attached figures don't lie: since 2007, the number of NFBs has varied in a range of 7065 to 7071 - a range of 6, or 0.08%. Do they really expect us to believe that this is purely by chance? The NFB market is now building up a premium like taxi licenses have done. This is not a free market.
New World First Bus franchise
HK Gazette, 11-May-2012
Page 25 shows that the average of the the NWFB fleet of 707 vehicles as at 1-Jul-2013 is 11.9 years, out of a 14-year depreciation schedule (p13).
Long Win Bus franchise
HK Gazette, 11-May-2012
Page 25 shows that the average age of the 169 buses in the fleet at 1-May-2013 is 9.0 years, out of a 14-year depreciation schedule (p13).
Citybus franchise
HK Gazette, 11-May-2012
Page 25 shows that the average age of the 172 buses in the fleet at 1-May-2013 is 13.37 years, out of a depreciation schedule of 15 years (p13)
Submission on First Registration Tax
Webb-site editor David Webb will attend the Bills Committee meeting at 2.30pm on 12-May-2011. This is our submission. (6-May-2011)
Traffic Truths
The Government's budget proposal on private car First Registration Tax is based on a false premise, and will not achieve its stated objective of congestion reduction. Our research shows that despite higher ownership, private cars occupy less of the roadspace than they did in 2000. We call for a fundamental review of road transport policy and make proposals to achieve a reduction in congestion and road traffic pollution. (13-Apr-2011)
Euro V duty waiver 'just drop in bucket'
HK Standard, 24-Jun-2008
The Government's climb-down comes just 13 days after container truck drivers blocked Queen's Road Central in protest.
Truckers bring chaos to Central
HK Standard, 11-Jun-2008

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