CY’s Last Call: Business looks at the Policy Address 2016

Transport: Promoting a smart, rail-first transportation system

The government announced a consultation regarding the enactment of Electronic Road Pricing by the end of 2015, which will likely feature in the policy address as a new road management measure.

Another major issue will be the Public Transport Strategy Study which will provide, by mid-2017, a policy framework relating to various public transport modes in the wake of an expanding railway network. One of the more fierce debates surrounding the issue is the role and positioning review on premium taxis in the face of an earlier crackdown on Uber’s operations in Hong Kong. This particular issue will be discussed in the LegCo Panel on Transport in June this year. Leung would be wise to address this in his policy address ahead of the debate.

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Alex Fok

Alex Fok

Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong’s daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society’s magazine – PASSTIMES.
Alex Fok