Saturday, April 19, 2014

為何說中國已具備免費公共交通可能 - 馬慶雲 - 馬慶雲 - 和訊博客

為何說中國已具備免費公共交通可能 - 馬慶雲 - 馬慶雲 - 和訊博客: "針對城市日漸嚴重的交通堵塞與環境汙染問題,公共交通一直被稱作綠色出行方式,也是政府建議民眾出行的首選方式。反觀北京地鐵,在霧控京畿的情況下,本應該發揮自己的綠色主導優勢,降價才對,相反,它們卻做起提價的事情來。令人不可思議。針對北京、石家莊兩地發生的這兩起事件,筆者難免想到一個問題,中國是否已經具備了實現免費公共交通的可能性了呢?答案是肯定的,容我仔細說來。

很多網友一聽到免費公共交通,立馬想到的,就是財政補貼公共交通設施,用財政傾斜來惠及百姓。關於這種方式,我倒是查了一些資料。好像成都的一些公交車一直是免費乘坐的。廣州的地鐵,也在亞運會期間免費過。這些依靠財政補貼方式實現免費化,並不稀奇。而很少網友註意到,實際上,公共交通系統至今屬於壟斷系統,其內部急需精兵簡政,大量的財政傾斜,都浪費在不必要的人力上。我們在希望公共交通免費的同時,雖然可以忽悠財政傾斜,但更應該註意這些內部的體制臃腫問題,爭取,花最少的財政錢,辦最大化的公共交通事。"

Monday, April 14, 2014

China oil leak poisons water for millions

Oil companies throw caution to the wind to keep costs down.

Peak Oil News and Message Boards: "The scare, which has affected more than 2.4 million people in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, has once again raised concerns over safety of China’s oil pipes.

Last year, a ruptured oil pipeline resulted in explosions in the eastern city of Qingdao, killing 62 people."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Candidate for governor in Korea calls for #freetransit

All Aboard the Election Express - Korea Real Time - WSJ: "On March 31, Gyeonggi gubernatorial candidate Kim Sang-gon unveiled as a core campaign pledge a commuter-bus program he calls “Morning Spent While Seated.” which aims to ensure commuters all get seats on buses.

It would add hundreds of buses between Seoul and its satellite cities, and ultimately make the service free of charge."

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Using Public Transportation Can Be a Good Work-out

Be Korea-savvy: "If one commutes using mass transportation for five days in a week, 4,120 kcal more energy is burned each month, adding up to 49,440 kcal more consumed each year. Such an amount is equivalent to about a 6.42-kg (14.15-pound) weight loss considering that 1 kg of fat can be lost for every 7,700 kcal."

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heilongjiang Province to invest USD 200 million in bus upgrade

World Bank: "The project will improve pavement conditions, install bus stops, and provide heated indoor bus waiting facilities. It will also procure buses that use clean fuel and are accessible for disabled people, construct passenger hubs, terminal, bus depots, and facilities for maintenance, safety education and training of bus drivers. The project will deploy Intelligent Transport Solutions and other information technology to improve the efficiency and management of bus operations. "

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Public transport a hot topic in Korean election

Campaign pledges on transport: "“About 60 percent of the total of 9.6 million in the economically active population has a hard time commuting to Seoul,” said Kim Sang-kon, former superintendent of the Gyeonggi Province, who is running as a candidate of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD). “A new governor should come up with effective solutions to resolve this.”"

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nanchong - 18 buses free 3 days for "French Week"

_新浪房产_新浪网: "(见习记者 罗琴 )距离3月28日“2014四川(南充)·法国周”活动开幕越来越近了。25日下午,记者从市公交公司了解到,3月29日、30日、31日三天时间,为方便市民到达“法国周”现场观看文艺演出、参观特色商品展,市公交公司将专门规划三条公交线路,共计投入18辆公交车,供市民免费乘坐。"