is important to the people and economy of Hong Kong. Many millions of
dollars could have been saved if we spend less time on transport. There
are over 6.9 million people in Hong Kong. If everyone in Hong Kong
could save 10 minutes a day on transport through the use of intelligent
transport system and better land use-transport planning and the saving
is just 1 dollar per minute, we could have saved 69 million dollars a
day and over 25,000 million dollars a year. This amount would have been
even much higher if we include the time that could be saved in
transporting goods. Transport also closely affects the air quality and
sustainability of our environment. We could save much energy and have a
cleaner environment if we use more public transport and mass transit
system and cleaner fuel. Although compared with other cities in Asia,
we already have a very good transport system in Hong Kong, there is
still much research to be carried out to improve the efficiency,
equity, safety, comfort, services, and environmental friendliness of
our transport system for a better Hong Kong. For example, we will have
a much better living environment and make Hong Kong more competitive if
we can reduce the air pollution from our transport system.
transport sector has played a role of fundamental importance in the
development of Hong Kong and will continue to do so in the future. Hong
Kong's status as a global city derives in large part from the role that
it plays as a key hub in the international air transport and maritime
shipping systems. The future development of Hong Kong will be closely
linked to its continuing role as the leading port in southern China.
Institute of Transport Studies is a university centre. It seeks to
identify research programmes as mission oriented activities and not by
traditional academic disciplines alone. In doing so it would undertake
Establish a database of all academic staff and research students in the
University engaged in transport related research, their areas of
special expertise, the titles of the projects in which they are engaged.
- Promote through its activities collaboration within
the University on multi- and inter-disciplinary transport research and
the application of research grants.
- Promote inter-institutional, regional and
international cooperation in transport studies.
- Publicize locally and internationally the image of
the University as an institution committed to transport studies in Hong
Kong, the region and worldwide.
- Organize seminars, conferences, and workshops on
Director: Professor Becky P.Y. Loo, Department of Geography
of Transport Policy Committee: Dr. Timothy Hau, School of Economics and
Deputy Director: Dr. W.Y. Szeto, Department of Civil Engineering
Transport Technology Committee: Professor P.C. Lai, Department of
Transport & Environment Committee: Professor Dennis Leung,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Timothy Hau, Professor
P.C. Lai, Professor
Dennis Leung, Professor
Becky P.Y. Loo (Chair), Dr.
W.Y. Szeto, Professor S.C. Wong, Professor Anthony G.O. Yeh
Becky P.Y. Loo