Thursday, November 1, 2018

Public transport subsidy for Hong Kong commuters to start from January with government opting to ‘keep it simple’ and not means tested

Hong Kong’s commuters will start benefiting from a non-means tested transport subsidy at the start of next year, the Transport Department has announced. In a press briefing on Thursday, Commissioner for Transport Mable Chan admitted the government had considered tweaking the scheme to exclude parallel traders, but finally decided to “keep it simple”. The Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme was first announced last year in Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor’s maiden policy address as a relieve measure for commuters. Unlike other existing transport subsidies, the new scheme is not means-tested. Read More