Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK
Policy

Uber “pausing” preparations to move regional HQ to HK

Much like a lost game of chicken, Uber decides to bail out on its headquarter relocation hopes barely two months after the announcement of its…

Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK
Policy

Uber campaigns for ridesharing regs; still mulls potential HQ in HK

The lack of regulatory certainty weighs on Uber’s plan to move its regional headquarters to Hong Kong. It is targeting legislators to reduce that ambiguity….

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing
Policy

Uber ready to move regional headquarters to Hong Kong, still struggling towards regulated ridesharing

The plan to move Uber’s Asia-Pacific HQ to Hong Kong is a vote of confidence to a city that still needs to take steps towards…

An end to inertia: cutting red tape will allow technology to help Hong Kong recover
Policy

An end to inertia: cutting red tape will allow technology to help Hong Kong recover

Hong Kong is holding back the potential for innovative platforms to aid with post-pandemic recovery, argues Richard Willder, Uber’s Head of Public Policy in Hong…

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one
Transportation & Infrastructure

New taxi scheme comes under fire; sad response to Uber pleases no one

A scheme proposed by the Hong Kong government to introduce 600 premium taxis to Hong Kong has been criticized as inefficient and even destructive. The…

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars
Transportation & Infrastructure

Expanded scheme will open mainland border to more cars

Mainland authorities will let more private cars travel between Hong Kong and China as they strive to promote freer movement within the Greater Bay Area….

Car taxes: Give up and go green
Transportation & Infrastructure

Car taxes: Give up and go green

The Hong Kong government has lowered the bar for car owners who intend to switch to electric vehicles in the one-for-one swap scheme, in an…

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling
Transportation & Infrastructure

Hong Kong considers adopting open road tolling

As the government spearheads plans to turn Hong Kong into a smart city, local advocate, the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute (HKPRI), calls for full…

Total tunnel control could lead to dynamic – and more expensive – tunnel fees
Transportation & Infrastructure

Total tunnel control could lead to dynamic – and more expensive – tunnel fees

On July 11, upon the expiry of the franchise, the government took over the Tate’s Cairn Tunnel that links the New Territories and Kowloon. With…

Breaking up is hard to do: The Transport and Housing Bureau
Policy

Breaking up is hard to do: The Transport and Housing Bureau

Housing and transport are both very important social issues in Hong Kong. But putting the two areas under one umbrella in the government, some say,…

Trading autonomy for convenience: The Express Rail Immigration Colocation Bill
Transportation & Infrastructure

Trading autonomy for convenience: The Express Rail Immigration Colocation Bill

After a five-month debate, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council finally passed the controversial co-location bill which will allow mainland laws to be enforced in the Special…

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong
Transportation & Infrastructure

Smart AND Fast: Smart cities, transportation and mobility for Hong Kong

Under the vision of empowering Hong Kong with technology, the government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to make the city smart. Hong Kong prides…

3rd Runway attempts funding take off from LGO
Transportation & Infrastructure

3rd Runway attempts funding take off from LGO

Big runways don’t come cheap, and LegCo has to approve the tab. That isn’t going to be easy. As a regional hub, Hong Kong’s international…

Railway Dilemma in Hong Kong’s Northwest
Transportation & Infrastructure

Railway Dilemma in Hong Kong’s Northwest

An expanding population comes with a spike in demand for public transportation, but the Hong Kong government might not be keeping pace. A great many…

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge – Is it worth all the hassle?
Transportation & Infrastructure

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge – Is it worth all the hassle?

A mega cross-border bridge that connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau was part of a major push by the government to integrate the Pearl River…

ERP MythBusters: Cases of Foreign Cities
Policy

ERP MythBusters: Cases of Foreign Cities

In the midst of the heated debate on implementation of Electronic Road Pricing‭ (‬ERP‭) ‬scheme in the Central Business District‭ (‬CBD‭) ‬of Hong Kong‭, ‬many…

Lawmakers side with industry to challenge premium taxi proposal
Transportation & Infrastructure

Lawmakers side with industry to challenge premium taxi proposal

Transport chief stresses scheme’s details are open for discussion but admits that the government can do little besides relying on industry self-regulation.

業界憂牌價續跌   反對引入優質的士牌照
Markets

業界憂牌價續跌 反對引入優質的士牌照

優質的士未到埗,的士牌價繼續跌。

TAC finds room for improvement in MTR fare adjustment mechanism
Transportation & Infrastructure

TAC finds room for improvement in MTR fare adjustment mechanism

Fare adjustments should better reflect public concerns over the relationship between fare rises and the railway giant’s profitability, the Transport Advisory Committee says.

Concept for Victoria Harbour development may sink before it floats
Policy

Concept for Victoria Harbour development may sink before it floats

The vision of Hong Kong connecting the people to the water may be a just that – a vision.  At a recent seminar, speakers certainly…

Momentum 107 on Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Scheme
Policy

Momentum 107 on Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Scheme

Electronic Road Pricing: ‘Delay no more’ vs “Yes, but…”
Policy

Electronic Road Pricing: ‘Delay no more’ vs “Yes, but…”

Greenies and government want a green light for ERP. The transport sector, however, has serious concerns about how the programme is implemented. It may be…

The Insufferable Situation of an MTR Chairman
Transportation & Infrastructure

The Insufferable Situation of an MTR Chairman

Caught between shareholders, the public, the government and other stakeholders, Frederick Ma is caught between a rock, a hard place, a sharp stick, a hot…

推翻香港道路交通霸權
Transportation & Infrastructure

推翻香港道路交通霸權

原文於 Webb-site.com 以英文刊登,並由《港報》在得到許可下由Alex Fok及Kishi Li翻譯成中文,《港報》將對譯文負責。 This article was originally published in English on Webb-site.com and has been translated into Chinese by Harbour Times with permission. Harbour Times…

Opinion: Solutions to Traffic Congestion
Opinion

Opinion: Solutions to Traffic Congestion

There are solutions to Hong Kong increasing gridlock, if only the government will let them be. Photo Credit: Chris Lusher

Tram Troubles and Trust Deficits
Business

Tram Troubles and Trust Deficits

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Harbour View: Uber – Fixing taxis not the answer
Op-ed

Harbour View: Uber – Fixing taxis not the answer

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Uber門 — 新調查顯示多數市民不滿的士服務
Regulation

Uber門 — 新調查顯示多數市民不滿的士服務

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Uber-saga: survey shows mass dissatisfaction with taxi drivers
Regulation

Uber-saga: survey shows mass dissatisfaction with taxi drivers

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Innovating in the dark: Anonymous HK Government departments duck responsibility for Uber statements
Policy

Innovating in the dark: Anonymous HK Government departments duck responsibility for Uber statements

Who’s on first? How are innovators to be lured to Hong Kong when they don’t know who to talk to? The Uber controversy remains far…