Fare adjustment mechanism and fare concessions



DateContextSummary of developmentAction
96/97 BC denoting Bills Committee on Public Bus Services (Amendment) Bill 1996 Bills Committee on Public Bus Services (Amendment) Bill 1996 Hon LAU Chin-shek proposed a Member's Bill which sought to put in place a monitoring role by the LegCo in the fare revision of franchised bus services. A Bills Committee was formed to scrutinize the Bill. [Paper of the Bills Committee]

The Bill was voted down by the LegCo on 18.6.97. [Hansard "page 71"]

23.7.97 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel was consulted on the fare revision applications by the Mass Transits Railway Corporation and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) [Minutes]
17.10.97 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel was consulted on the fare revision applications by Kowloon Motor Bus, China Motor Bus and Citybus. [Minutes]
9.1.98 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel was consulted on the fare revision application by Hong Kong Tramway. [Paper]
13.2.98 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel was consulted on the fare revision application by New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Ltd. [Paper]
11.11.98 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Gray CHENG urging the Administration to encourage bus companies and other utilities companies to reduce fees was negatived. [Hansard "page 76"]
26.3.99 TP denoting Transport Panel Hon LAU Chin-shek moved a motion urging the Administration to table all future notices on the determination and adjustment of fares of licensed ferry services for the scrutiny of the Legislative Council in the form of subsidiary legislation. The majority of members did not support the motion. [Motion] [Minutes]
23.6.99 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on fare concessions for the elderly. [Hansard "page 64" ]
25.10.00 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung raised a question on fares of licensed outlying island ferry services. [Hansard "page 13"]
27.10.00 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's paper which summarized the initiatives of public transport operators in providing fare reduction/concession in the past year, and reported on the progress of the plan to develop a more objective and transparent process for public transport fare adjustment. [Paper] [Supplementary note]
1.11.00 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on the age threshold set for student concessionary fares offered by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL). Only full-time students aged 25 or below were eligible for student concessionary MTR fares. [Hansard "page 21" ]
23.2.01 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel was consulted on the New World First Bus Services Limited's (NWFB) application for fare increase. [Background Information] [Presentation materials provided by NWFB] [Follow-up paper]
22.6.01 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on 2001 MTR and KCR fare proposals.[Paper from MTRCL] [Paper from KCRC]

A motion moved by Hon Andrew CHENG calling KCRC to defer its proposed fare increase was passed. [Minutes]

After the meeting, MTRCL and KCRC decided to defer the fare increases. [Follow up paper from MTRCL] [Follow-up paper from KCRC]

31.10.01 CQ denoting Council Question Hon SZETO Wah raised a question on concessionary MTR fares for full-time students aged above 25. [Hansard "page 63" ]
14.11.01 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon LAU Kong-wah as amended by Hon Jasper TSANG urging the Administration to discuss with various public transport operators with a view to expeditiously reducing the fares of public transport services was passed.[Hansard "page 216" ]
13.3.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TAM Yiu-chung raised a question on the provision of fare concessions to elderly persons by green minibus operators. [Hansard "page 62"]
5.6.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on fares concessionary schemes offered by two railway corporations in Hong Kong. [Hansard "page 47"]
18.7.02 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the commissioning of Tseung Kwan O Line and Tseung Kwan O Line fares. [Paper]
9.10.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung raised a question on fare concessions offered to the disabled by public transport operators. [Hansard "page 62"]
23.10.02 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Andrew CHENG urging the Administration to discuss with various public transport operators with a view to reducing expeditiously the fares of transport services and, at the same time, establishing a fare adjustment mechanism, so as to alleviate the burden on people's livelihood was negatived. [Hansard "page 130"]
18.12.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on the proposal for the two railway corporations to offer interchange concessions to passengers.. [Hansard "page 31"]
14.1.03 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works (SETW) on the Chief Executive's Policy Address 2003. At the meeting, SETW advised that the Administration had commenced a study on the procedures for adjusting public fares, and would explore the need for and the way to establish a public transport fares adjustment mechanism. [Paper]
5.3.03 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Abraham SHEK raised a question on the progress of the Administration's study on public transport fare adjustment mechanism. [Hansard "page 18" ]
21.3.03 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the progress of implementation of bus-bus interchange (BBI) schemes and details of the schemes. Some members urged that the Administration should encourage franchised bus operators to introduce more BBI schemes and other fare concessions to passengers. [Paper] [Follow-up paper]
23.5.03 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration and KCRC on the West Rail (WR) fares. [Paper]

A motion moved by Hon Albert CHAN inviting MTRCL and KCRC to attend a Panel meeting to discuss the interchange arrangement between WR and MTR was passed. [Minutes]

1.8.03 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on West Rail fares. [Paper]

The Panel also discussed the Administration's paper which summarized the initiatives of public transport operators in providing fare reduction/concession in the past year, and reported on the progress of the Administration's plan to develop a more objective and transparent process for public transport fare adjustment. In essence, the Administration proposed to adopt a price-cap model with a specified fare adjustment formula for consideration of future railway and bus fare adjustments. Under the proposed formula, the rate of adjustments would be based on two factors viz. the operator's growth in productivity as well as change in input price.[Paper] [Follow-up paper]

12.11.03 CM denoting Council Motion A motion "Improving public transport fare system" moved by Hon Andrew CHENG as amended by Hon LAU Kong-wah was passed.[Hansard "page 84"]
28.11.03 TP denoting Transport Panel Members agreed that the Panel would keep in view the Administration's progress in following up on the motion "Improving public transport fare system" passed by the Council on 12.11.03, in particular regarding the ways to improve the existing fare structures of franchised bus operators, including the setting of full and sectional fares of each bus route according to the distance of the journey. [Minutes] "Page 6"
14.1.04 TP denoting Transport Panel At the meeting when the Panel discussed with SETW on CE's 2004 Policy Address, some members expressed concerns about the Administration's slow progress in taking forward the proposed fare adjustment mechanism. A member also considered that the Administration should respond positively to the motion "Improving public transport fare system" passed by the Council on 12.11.03. The Administration advised that it would continue with the study on introduction of a more objective and transparent fare adjustment mechanism. Discussion would be held with the Panel after the findings had been compiled.[Paper] A denoting The Administration to report to the Panel after the findings of the study had been complied
3.3.04 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved Hon LAU Kong-wah as amended by Hon Andrew CHENG and Hon LI Fung-ying urging the Administration to expeditiously announce the outcome of the merger study by MTRCL and KCRC, and give impetus to the two corporations to reduce their fares and encourage them to co-operate in introducing interchange concessions expeditiously was passed.[Hansard "page 89"]
23.4.04 TP denoting Transport Panel Hon Albert CHAN moved two motions urging the Administration to give impetus to -
 New World First Ferry Services Limited to remove the higher holiday fares for its outlying island ferry services; and
 MTRCL to extend and improve the existing interchange fare discount arrangement between WR and MTR, and that the Panel expressed disappointment and regret that MTRCL had yet to respond positively to the request for extending and improving the existing interchange fare discount arrangement.
The two motions were passed by the Panel.[Minutes]

5.5.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Andrew CHENG raised a question on measures taken by the Administration to alleviate the burden of travelling expenses on students. [Hansard "page 7"]
15.10.04 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the progress of the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension Project and its fares.[Paper]
8.6.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TAM Yiu-chung raised a question on public transport fare adjustment mechanism. [Hansard "page 20"]
22.6.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on fare concessions offered by public transport operators. [Hansard "page 48"]
22.7.05 TP denoting Transport Panel The Administration brief members on Government's efforts in encouraging the public transport operators to provide fare concession to people with disabilities. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

Supplementary information on disability allowance provided by the Administration. [Paper]

4.11.05 TP denoting Transport Panel The Administration brief members on the latest position of issues related to the provision of public transport fare concession to people with disabilities. [Paper]
9.11.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on raising fares of outlying island ferry services. [Hansard "page 97"]
17.11.05
25.11.05
16.12.05
TP denoting Transport Panel The Administration briefed members on the proposed modifications to the existing modified basket of factors approach for considering bus fare adjustments. [Papers]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]

14.12.05 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon CHENG Kar-foo on franchised bus fares as amended by Hon Miriam LAU and Hon LEE Wing-tat was passed. [Hansard "Page 133"]

BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief Government issued an updated Legislative Council Brief on review of the basis for considering bus fare adjustments.[LegCo Brief]
2.5.07 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo raised a question on fare adjustments of public transport. [Hansard "Page 6"]
17.10.07 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon LEE Wing-tat and amended by Hon Miriam LAU Kin-yee, Hon WONG Kwok-hing and Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming on franchised bus fare was negatived. [Hansard "page 121"]
22.2.08 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the fare increase applications of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited, the Long Win Bus Company Limited and the New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Limited. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

25.4.08 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the fare increase applications of the Citybus Limited and New World First Bus Services Limited. [Paper]
9.08 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief Government issued Legislative Council Brief on Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulation 2008-Lantau And Urban Taxi Fare Adjustment Applications [Legco Brief]
10.12.08 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN raised a question on fare concessions offered by bus companies.[Hansard "Page 88"]
8.1.09 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the fare concessions ceased to be offered by bus companies with the Administration. [Paper]
11.3.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG raised a question on fares of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited [Hansard "Page 43"]
24.4.09 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the bus fare adjustment mechanism with the Administration. [Paper]
23.10.09 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the Review of Fare Adjustment Arrangement for Franchised Buses with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper][Minutes]

4.11.09 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming as amended by Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo on alleviating the burden of travelling expenses was passed.[Hansard "page 130"][Progress report]
24.2.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon KAM Nai-wai raised a question on concessionary interchange schemes for green minibus.[Hansard "Page 43"]
23.4.10 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed proposed fare increase by the MTR Corporation Limited [Papers][Papers][Papers]

The Panel noted the submissions from Tseung Kwan O Transport Concern Group and from a District Council member[Minutes]

The Administration/MTRCL's response to members' concerns raised at the meeting was issued vide LC Paper No. CB(1)1961/09-10. [Paper]

9.6.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Andrew CHENG Kar-foo raised a question on MTR fares and station facilities.[Hansard "Page 67"]
29.6.10 TP,WS denoting Transport Panel and Welfare Services Panel The Panel on Transport and the Panel on Welfare Services jointly discussed "Concessionary public transport fares for persons with disabilities" [Papers][Papers][Papers][Papers]

The two panels noted a joint submission from a number of organizations [Submission][Minutes]

29.6.10 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Adjustment to MTR fares in 2010" with the Administration and MTRCL [Papers][Papers]

The Panel noted two submissions on fare increase by the MTR Corporation Limited from the North Tin Shui Wai Transport Concern Group. [Minutes]

The Administration/MTRCL's response regarding the fare for going from Tai Wai to Mong Kok and that from Tai Wai to Mong Kok East was issued vide LC Paper No. CB(1)2791/09-10 [Paper]

26.11.10 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Fare increase applications from the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited and the Long Win Bus Company Limited" with the Administration.[Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Updated background brief]

17.12.10 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Taxi fare adjustment application" with the Administration.[Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

The Panel discussed "Hong Kong Tramways Limited Fare Adjustment Application" with the Administration.[Paper]

16.3.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming raised a question on MTR fare structure and fare concessions. [Hansard "Page 93"]
15.4.11 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Adjustment to MTR fares and request for review of the MTR Corporation Limited's Fare Adjustment Mechanism" with the Administration and MTRCL[Paper][Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief][Follow-up paper]

11.5.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on fare concessions offered by MTR for cross-boundary students. [Hansard "Page 84"]
16.5.11 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel met deputations and discussed with the Administration and MTRCL "Adjustment to MTR fares in 2011 and the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of MTR Corporation Limited" [Paper][Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

18.5.11 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon PAN Pey-chyou raised a question on fare concessions offered by franchised bus companies. [Hansard "Page 91"]
2.6.11 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel met deputations and discussed with the Administration "Fare increases for outlying island ferry services".[Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

8.6.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHEUNG Hok-ming raised a question on MTR services and fares.[Hansard "Page 24"]
2.11.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Starry LEE Wai-king raised a question on measures to alleviate the burden of travelling expenses on the public. [Hansard "Page 16"]
5.12.11 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Star Ferry fare increase application" with the Administration and The "Star" Ferry Company, Limited [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

12.4.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Adjustment to MTR fares and the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of the MTR Corporation Limited" with the Administration and MTRCL [Paper][Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

25.4.12 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon LAM Tai-fai raised a question on judicial review case regarding the environmental impact assessment reports of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 59"]

Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on Fare Adjustment Mechanism of the MTR Corporation Limited. [Hansard "Page 35"]

7.5.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel met deputations and discussed "Adjustment to MTR fares and the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of the MTR Corporation Limited" with the Administration and MTRCL[Paper][Paper]
24.5.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Taxi fare adjustment applications" with the Administration [Paper]
30.5.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Sing-chi raised a question on Fare Adjustment Mechanism and fare concession schemes of the MTR Corporation Limited. [Hansard "Page 121"]
20.6.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Sing-chi raised a question on increase in MTR fares. [Hansard "Page 99"]
27.6.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Adjustment to MTR fares in 2012" with the Administration and MTRCL [Paper]
24.10.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Albert CHAN Wai-yip raised a question on Tung Chung – Hong Kong Monthly Pass.[Hansard "Page 102"]
30.10.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel met deputations and discussed with the Administration on "Review of MTR Corporation Limited's fare adjustment mechanism".[Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

A motion on the item was moved and passed as follows:[Minutes]

"That as the Government has failed to conduct an extensive consultation on the mechanism which provides for both upward and downward adjustments of MTR fares, this Panel urges the Government to extend the consultation period to the end of 2012."

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

31.10.12 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TANG Ka-piu raised a question on MTR fare adjustment and fare concessions. [Hansard "Page 91"]
5 & 6.12.12 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Michael TIEN Puk-sun as amended by Hon CHAN Kam-lam on Executive Council as gate-keeper for MTR fares was passed. [Hansard "page 254"][Hansard "page 6"] [Progress report]
14.12.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Fare increase application from the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited" with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

Two motions on the item were moved and passed as follows:[Minutes]

"That as the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) ("KMB") has applied for fare increase without disclosing its financial information in detail and providing sufficient justifications, this Panel objects to the fare increase application from KMB at this stage."

"That this Panel objects to the application for substantial fare increase by 8.5% from the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) ("KMB"), and requests that the Government should place public acceptance and affordability, as well as the performance of KMB as the primary considerations when vetting the latter's fare increase application, and that the Government should urge KMB to expeditiously implement comprehensive bus routes rationalization, introduce section fares, and solve the serious problem of lost bus trips. Meanwhile, the Government has the responsibility to initiate a review of the existing fare adjustment arrangement, with a view to including the proceeds obtained by KMB and its parent company from their leasing and media business in fare level consideration."

19.4.13 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Review of the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of the MTR Corporation Limited" with the Administration and MTRCL [LegCo Brief] [Paper] [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

8.5.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TANG Ka-piu raised a question on the new MTR fares and concessions. [Hansard "Page 83"]
21.6.13 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel took note of the MTRCL's paper on adjustment to MTR fares in 2013. [Paper]
21.6.13 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Taxi fare adjustment applications" with the Administration [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

24.9.13 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief Government issued Legislative Council Brief on Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulation 2013-Taxi fare increase applications [LegCo Brief]
6.11.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TANG Ka-piu raised a question on MTR fare adjustment and fare concessions. [Hansard "Page 138"]
17.1.14 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Proposed revision to fees and charges relating to road traffic" with the Administration [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[background brief]

11.4.14 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Fare increase application from The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited " with the Administration [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

16.4.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Charles Peter MOK raised a question on quality of train services and fare concessions. [Hansard "Page 69"]
26.5.14 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Outlying island ferry services and fare adjustments" with the Administration [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

18.6.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Michael TIEN Puk-sun raised a question on profits made and fare concessions offered by the MTR Corporation Limited. [Hansard "Page 140"]
23.6.14 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "MTR fare adjustment for 2014" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[background brief]

Five motions on the item were moved and passed as follows:[Minutes]

"That this Panel urges the MTR Corporation Limited to extend the "Early Bird Discount Promotion" Trial Programme to cover the evening rush hours."

"This Panel urges the MTR Corporation Limited to extend the "Early Bird Discount Promotion" Trial Programme to cover additional stations other than the 29 core urban stations."

"Given that the concession schemes launched by the MTR Corporation Limited ("MTRCL") have failed to bring actual benefits to passengers, this Panel requests MTRCL to conduct a review afresh so that actual concessions can be fairly offered to residents in various districts."

"That this Panel opposes the MTR Corporation Limited's fare increase for 2014."

"That this Panel urges the Government to further review and revise the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of MTR Corporation Limited."

25.6.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Tony TSE Wai-chuen raised a question on development of businesses outside Hong Kong by the MTR Corporation Limited. [Hansard "Page 98"]
25.11.14 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Fares of MTR West Island Line" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]

28.1.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LEUNG Che-cheung raised a question on services and fares of the Light Rail. [Hansard "Page 19"]
4.2.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Emily LAU raised a question on reduction in bus fares and retail prices of auto-fuel in response to the drop in oil prices. [Hansard "Page 150"]
27.2.15 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "Proposed revision to fees and charges relating to road traffic (Batch 2)" with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[background brief]

6.5.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG raised a question on low auto-fuel prices and fares of public transport services. [Hansard "Page 25"]
12.5.15 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "MTR fare adjustment for 2015" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[updated background brief]

16.6.15 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "MTR fare adjustment for 2015" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper] [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[updated background brief]

24.6.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Kwok-hing raised a question on overcharging of fares by franchised bus companies. [Hansard "Page 108"]
11.11.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Gary FAN raised a question on MTR fares for students. [Hansard "Page 123"]
15.1.16 TP denoting Transport Panel When the item on Franchise for the bus network of the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Limited was discussed, a motion was moved and passed as follows:[Minutes]

"I move that given that fare concessions offered by franchised buses such as monthly passes, fare savers and return-trip discounts, etc., are subject to regulation under section 13 of the Public Bus Services Ordinance (Cap. 230) and regulations 4 and 5 of Part III of the Public Bus Services Regulations (Cap. 230A), and that while the relevant provisions stipulate that a grantee shall get the approval of the Commissioner for Transport in determining fare concessions, it takes exceedingly long time for such submitted application to be approved; yet quite the contrary, the MTR Corporation Limited has full autonomy in the provision of fare concessions; I therefore urge the Government to expeditiously review and relax the criteria for vetting and approving fare concessions in respect of franchised buses to ensure a fair competitive environment for franchised buses to continue to serve the public for the benefit of the community under the 'hegemony of the railway'; and urge that bus fare concessions be included in the 10-year franchise of the Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Limited."

24.2.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Kwok-kin raised a question on interchange concession schemes for public transport. [Hansard "Page 41"]
23.5.16 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "MTR fare adjustment for 2016" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[updated background brief]

1.6.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TANG Ka-piu raised a question on franchised buses and MTR Fare Adjustment Mechanisms. [Hansard "Page 6"]
21.6.16 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed "MTR fare adjustment for 2016" with the Administration and MTRCL. [Paper] [Paper] [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[updated background brief]

22.6.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG raised a question on provision of fare concessions by operators of public transport services. [Hansard "Page 47"]
29.6.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Michael TIEN raised a question on financial data of the MTR Corporation Limited and fare concessions it offered. [Hansard "Page 84"]
16.12.16 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed taxi fare increase applications with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

20.1.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed New franchise for the bus network of The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Updated background brief]

7.2.17 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief LegCo Brief on Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles)(Amendment) Regulation 2017 - Taxi Fare Increase Applications [LegCo Brief]
24.2.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed Star Ferry's fare increase application with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

3.17 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief LegCo Brief on Review Outcome of the Fare Adjustment Mechanism of the MTR Corporation Limited [LegCo Brief]
4.17 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief LegCo Brief on "Star" Ferry's application for fare increases [LegCo Brief]
21.4.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed adjustment of airport express fares with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

21.4.17 & 28.4.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed outcome of the early review of the MTR Fare Adjustment Mechanism with the Administration. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat.[Background brief]

21.3.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jeremy TAM raised a question on Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities. [Hansard "page 110"]
25.4.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon IP Kin-yuen raised a question on fare concessions for students. [Hansard "page 45 "]
15.5.19 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme. [Hansard "page 26"]


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