Summary: Candy Au

Originally reported: South China Morning Post

Date: 6/2/10

Originally: 27/1/2010

New Buses Better Air [1]

Kowloon Motor Bus will introduce a new two-axle double-decker in a bid to cut costs and reduce pollution. The new model, to be introduced next month during non-peak hours, meets the Euro V emission standard, which means it releases at least 40 per cent less nitrogen oxide emissions than most buses on the road. The Environment Bureau is consulting the public over an air quality objective that includes 19 proposals to improve the city’s air quality. They include bus route rationalisation and quicker replacement of old bus models. Officials estimate that this may push bus fares up by 15 per cent.


  1. Off-peak buses smaller, greener, SCMP, 24/01/10